Beau Is Surry Hills' New Wine Bar and Manoush Restaurant From Stanbuli's Ibrahim Kasif and NOMAD Group

Open seven days a week, this multi-faceted all-day venue is all about Lebanese flatbread and Australian wines.
Ben Hansen
February 07, 2023

In 2022, Sydneysiders were hit with a devastating development: the closure of longtime Enmore Road favourite Stanbuli. With that sad news, however, came the exciting announcement that beloved chef Ibrahim Kasif would be at the helm of a new venue, a wine bar and manoush restaurant that NOMAD Group had first announced back in 2021.

Beau is a multi-faceted 100-seat venue divided into two sections. The first, Beau & Dough, opens its doors on Reservoir Street in Surry Hills on Tuesday, February 7, while Beau Bar will officially launch on February 24.

Open from 7am till late seven days a week, Beau & Dough is all about manoush all day every day. Kasif has created a menu that champions this form of Lebanese flatbread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you arrive in the morning, pair a carby treat in the form of a breakfast manoush with a cup of joe made using Beau's signature house blend of Single O coffee.

"I can't wait to see people walking down the street with a manoush in their hands," says Kasif.

When lunchtime rolls around, you can still opt for flatbread, topped with the likes of za'atar and cheese, spicy lamb, or sujuk and egg. Alternatively, you can dive further into the all-day offerings, which is where you'll find a crumbed blue-eye trevalla burger topped with yoghurt and tahini remoulade, achiote-spiced spatchcock, twice-cooked lamb neck and a Middle Eastern-style chopped salad.

"Beau has your whole day sorted, from manoush to go, a sit-down breakfast or lunch in the laneway, or dinner and a glass of wine from our expansive and ever-changing list that focuses on unique and interesting Australian wines," NOMAD Group co-owner Rebecca Yazbek says.

Once Beau Bar swings its doors open, you can expect an impressive 300-strong vino list offering different varieties and price points, plus a more lavish selection of eats featuring chilled seafood platters, lobster thermidor, flank steak, and an ox tongue bun with Moreton Bay bug and Russian sauce.

Beau will be located just down the road from NOMAD. The manoush restaurant is housed in a bright sunlit street-level building, while the wine bar will have a more secluded, moody atmosphere, with private use of Fracks Lane which connects Reservoir Street to NOMAD's Foster Street. The opening of the Beau Bar will, in fact, reinstate the laneway for the first time in a century.

Find Beau at 52 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills. Beau & Dough is open 7am–late seven days a week from Tuesday, February 7. Beau Bar will open on Friday, February 24 and will be open from midday for lunch and 5pm for dinner seven days a week.

Published on February 07, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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