One of Sydney’s most beloved and charming pubs, The Lord Dudley, has introduced The Garden, a new restaurant headed by chef Paul Medcalf. Opening after years of planning, the new addition to the quaint family-run English-style pub is committed to maintaining the strong reputation for food which has seen The Lord Dudley become a destination for both locals and those from across Sydney.
The Garden, which is located beneath a new glass atrium on the pub’s lower ground floor, has been shaped by Amber Road Design Studio to mirror much of the classic charm that defines The Lord Dudley, grounded by a central marble bar and framed by exposed sandstone walls and hanging foliage. Handmade pendant lights from Milan have been brought over to give the space its glow along with a crackling fireplace, bouncing off classic Thornet chairs and a pensive looking peacock named Mark who overlooks as diners tuck into a well-curated menu of winter classics.
“The Garden has been a dream of ours for years and it is wonderful to see it come to fruition”, said General Manager Honor Couche. “The loyal local clientele has embraced it and we couldn’t have wished for a better outcome, it has brought The Dudley into a new time without losing its heritage”.
While the menu will change to reflect the seasons, the current offering includes English classics with modern flourishes, making good use of local produce. Expect the likes of Cured Salmon with pickled onion, horseradish, crème fraiche and blinis; Panfried Gnocchi with shaved Australian turffle and sage beurre noisette; regular Pie of the Day options; and 300g Sirloin from Jacks Creek, winners of World’s Best Steak two years in a row, served with thrice cooked chips, caramelised onion and red wine jus.
The Garden Restaurant
Address: 236 Jersey Road, Paddington
Contact: (02) 9327 5399