Barzaari Chippendale to close

Image source: @barzaarichippendale via Instagram

Middle Eastern restaurant Barzaari Chippendale in inner Sydney will close on August 31. The original Barzaari in Marrickville will remain open for business as usual.

No word yet what the high-ceilinged, industrial space will become. 

Barzaari Chippendale has also been producing the casual pub fare at the nearby Old Clare Hotel, which will now be under the care of Clayton Wells’s A1 Canteen. 

Barzaari wners Darryl Martin and Andrew Jordanou opened the restaurant in the Old Clare precinct in 2015 as Kensington Street Social, British chef Jason Atherton’s first Australia venue, but was converted into a second Barzaari in November 2018. 

The restaurant is known for its refined Greek, Turkish, Cypriot and Lebanese food, like its Mother In Law salad of cabbage, maple mayonnaise, sesame and caper leaf; its housemate breads; and pastries like tiropitakia stuffed with feta, burnt honey, lemon and fava leaves, or baklava with almond ice-cream.

Barzaari Chippendale is yet another Sydney restaurant to close in 2019, following recent closures of Paper Bird, ACME, the original Chur Burger and Longrain