AG Bar & Restaurant

A boutique wine bar from the team behind Henri Marc.
Kosa Monteith
Published on May 02, 2023
Updated on May 30, 2023


Tucked away down a laneway, Allan Grammar is the bar and restaurant from the Henri Marc team born out of love for Penrith. With rich-green scalloped tiles, sage velvet booths and a concise menu, this elegant place is here to welcome in locals and blow-ins alike.

Thursday to Sunday, from 5pm until late, intriguing little numbers are served up. On the menu, you'll find a plate of capocollo — the cured pork dressed up with the delight of spicy margarita compressed pineapple — alongside fiery skewered chicken enlivened with a herbaceous edge courtesy of a fresh shiso chimichurri. Simple classics are elevated, like the dish of broccolini, grilled quickly and topped with sugary plum and crème fraîche, or everyone's favourite: fries with house-fermented chilli sauce and oregano salt.

There are fun twists on brasserie-style items — like a potato rosti with the sharpness of cheddar and a charcuterie aioli, or grilled pork belly with black garlic glaze. The sweet end of your meal could be heralded by a decadent chocolate parfait decked out with hazelnut soil and banana. In our opinion,  you're best placed to take all the tricky choices out of your dining with the $80pp feed-me menu.

It's Allan's Hour from 5–6pm from Thursday to Sunday, with $10 'cocktail minis' and a varied and very delicious snack menu — think $5 crumbed pork sandos, $4 oysters and mini serves of the capocollo. It's time you made a date to head to this laneway, sink into the green velvet booths and savour a delightful repast.


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