NOMAD Group has opened Beau Bar on Reservoir Street in Surry Hills, showcasing a wine-centric bar with a menu driven by fresh seafood.
Co-owner and Creative Director, Rebecca Yazbek says, “The Beau approach is elegant, refined and relaxed dining, embracing our city fringe and neighbourhood location.
Beau’s intimate private laneway space equally encourages an aperitif and snack or champagne and our ‘on ice’ platter. A daily selection of dressed and raw seafood. And everything you’ll feel like eating with a drink in hand – blooming oyster mushrooms or hash browns, creme fraiche and caviar.
We welcome guests to make a booking or come on in without a reservation.
Our private laneway is the perfect spot for the impromptu date.”
Housed inside an award winning SJB Architects building, Rebecca worked with Smart Design Studio on the design to create a clean design aesthetic for Beau, with an urbane and raw expression. Reinstating an existing laneway between Reservoir and Foster St for the first time in 100 years, the 50 seat bar is tucked away, with the hidden bar, dark and moody.
The food at Beau Bar will be fun and playful with a heavy focus on fresh seafood, and snacks to pair with the extensive beverage program. Dishes from the opening menu include: Southern Rock lobster with seaweed salsa verde, and Marie Rose; coral trout with radish top chimichurri and lobster beurre blanc; as well as kingfish tabbouleh and sesame leaf.
On the drinks program, NOMAD Group’s beverage director, Ged Bellis says, “Beau can be thought of as NOMAD’s cool little sibling. Exhibiting all of the core family values but also a little cooler, funkier, and more dynamic.
The opening wine list features around 300 bottles, with 25 wines by the glass, including wines on tap and premium wines served from Coravin. The by the glass list will change on a weekly basis, with ‘blink and you will miss them’ pours of super rare wines available for those with a keen eye.
The wine list as a whole will have an international accent, though small Australian producers have a strong presence.
Whilst NOMAD has always focused on small brands, Beau will amp up this concept by listing ultra small production wines from new and emerging producers.”
Beau Bar’s entire back wall is a temperature controlled wine wall which sits behind a central black bar. The unique positioning of the building allows natural light to travel through the urbane space from three sides of the building. Caramel banquette seating through the centre connects both spaces is the continual design element that brings Beau together.
Beau is located at 52 Reservoir Street,Surry Hills and will be open seven days a week
Beau & Dough is open from 7am – late
Beau Bar is open from 12pm for lunch (from Saturday 4 March) and 5pm for dinner
Visit Beau.Sydney to make a reservation for Beau Bar