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La Salut

The Love, Tilly Devine and Ragazzi crew's latest venue is bringing brilliant bar food and Spanish vermouth to Redfern.
By Suz Tucker
May 01, 2023
By Suz Tucker
May 01, 2023

La Salut is a Catalan-inspired wine bar from the team behind Love Tilly Devine and Ragazzi, taking over a corner of Redfern's overhauled Norfolk House & Hotel.

The buzzy 40-seat venue replaces the Norfolk's sports bar on the meeting of Cleveland and Walker streets, where the curved bar has undergone a sleek new rendering, televised footy is replaced with rows of ready-to-drink wine bottles, and the old carpet's been ripped out to reveal an attractive stone-paved floor.

At the helm of La Salut are Love Tilly's Matt Swieboda and Nate Hatwell, alongside Executive Chef and co-owner Scott McComas-Williams, so the food is just as keenly masterminded — and executed — as the booze selection, which Hatwell describes as "wine-focused, but not wine-serious".

The wine list is broad and dynamic, largely represented by different regions of Spain, it is extensive and tells the story of Spanish winemaking so read up to learn a thing or two. Start with a vermouth or a cocktail, then graduate to a glass or two of Spanish drops.

La Salut - sydney bar

Nikki To

McComas-Williams' Catalan-inspired menu invites a no-rush leisurely flow of snacks. Choose from a selection of jamon, sliced fresh to order and served up with Catalonian bread. You might order several rounds of bites for the table — like an artichoke croquette or anchovy, tomato and manchego custard arranged on a house-made 'Jatz'.

Elsewhere on La Salut's menu, you'll find large plates with even larger flavours, such as deliciously charred grilled octopus to a chorizo and bean dish. Just like at Ragazzi, the menu is regularly changing, with the seafood dishes being informed by the catch of the day.

La Salut - sydney bar

Dexter Kim

Top images: Nikki To

Appears in:

The Best Bars in Sydney

The Best Degustations Under $100 in Sydney

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