SYDNEY | The Bach Eatery Newtown is a venue we visited after struggling to find a place that would take bookings for our large group in Newtown. It might have not been the first choice on our list, but after eating here, everyone in the group was very glad that we visited.
The Bach Eatery is a New Zealand inspired restaurant, the word ‘Bach’ being New Zealand slang for a modest holiday home/beach house. It’s inspired by head chef Darrien Potaka’s childhood memories of summers with family and friends and is based around people eating & drinking and having copious amounts of fun while doing it. Walk inside and the casual New Zealand beach atmosphere is immediately apparent – it’s very different than the more ‘on trend’ spaces in this part of town and feels very welcoming and relaxed.
The food consists of plates designed to share and, as you’d expect, has a very Kiwi angle to it. The ‘Trust The Chef’ tasting menu, at $50pp ($60 with dessert) is what we all went for and it represents outstanding value for anyone wanting to sample the best of what Potaka and his team are doing. The perfectly cooked parpadelle with wild mushroom ragout & slow cooked egg is a thing of beauty, with rich, rustic, gamey flavours all working together in harmony. Another highlight is the perfectly cooked pork belly served with celeriac slaw, roasted apple & chestnuts. For dessert, try Potaka’s take on the Kiwi childhood frozen favourite, the Jelly Tip, which uses white chocolate mousse and raspberry gel, finished in melted chocolate with macerated strawberries.
The drinks menu is of course Kiwi focused too and whether its a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, a Panhead Quickchange Pale Ale or Kiwi inspired cocktail, you can’t go wrong.
Chilled tunes, a laid back beach house atmosphere, fantastic food and great service. Bach nails it, bringing something unique and worthy to Newtown.
The Bach Eatery
399 King Street
New South Wales 2042
Telephone: (02) 8084 4093
Tue – Sat: 5:30pm to late
Sun: 12:00pm to late