As the CBD is getting ready to reopen, the team behind Rubyos is preparing to relaunch their new venue on York Street.
The restaurant opened its doors in June, only two weeks before the lockdown was announced, forcing them to close. “We had to throw away thousands of dollars of fresh ingredients,” said Badrul Haider, the owner. “It was truly disheartening and so frustrating”.
After almost four months of waiting, he is now excited to finally be able to bring the ‘Jewel of King Street’ to the CBD.
With a reputation in Newtown as the ‘Best Fusion Restaurant’, Haider wanted to share his love for experimenting with flavours and spices with more diners. Realising that there was a lack of Eastern fusion food in the city, Haider decided to open a second venue in the CBD to provide city workers with the chance to experience their Asian and Eastern Mediterranean fusion cuisine.
Inspired by flavours of the East, the menu combines fresh local produce with spices and herbs from the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. You can expect baharat-spiced lamb backstrap, with mujadara, green chilli and coriander or an Arabic twist to the classic barramundi fillet that’s accompanied by roasted beetroots in sumac and harissa labne.
After 16 years located in the heart of Newtown, Rubyos has mastered vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. It has developed a reputation for alternative food that is adventurous and innovative and is a celebrated part of the menu not an afterthought. This will remain a core element of the York St menu. They will continue to offer their signature vegan banquet with eight dishes.
The York St venue is the perfect setting for a weekday lunch, especially as people return to the office and after-work drinks at the cocktail bar. Rubyos can cater for team lunches, corporate events and celebrations for larger groups with the option of a private dining room. It offers the right combination of ambience, professional service and quality food – the ideal setting for reengaging with clients face to face over lunch.
Those who are familiar with Rubyos in Newtown will be pleased to know that the charm and character has carried through to the York St venue. With a stylish fit-out of dark wood, black marble and gold trimmings, it makes for a sophisticated yet casual dining experience.
As an opening special, they’ll be offering a ‘Fast Lunch’ menu until the end of the year. The menu includes a selection of appetising quick dishes so you can enjoy a real meal and get back to the office on time. There is also an option for a Friday bottomless lunch for those who’d like to celebrate the return to the office with a little more punch.
For more info and to book a table, visit the Rubyos website here.
Rubyos York St
89 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9279 2387
18–20 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
02 9557 2669
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