Two weeks before the lockdown, the newly Sydney CBD store in June was forced to close.
With a reputation in Newtown as the ‘Best Fusion Restaurant’, Rubyos owner’s Badrul Haider wanted to share his love for experimenting with flavours and spices with more diners. Realizing that there was a lack of eastern fusion food in the city Haider decided to open a second venue in the CBD to provide city workers with the chance to experience their Asian and Eastern Mediterranean fusion cuisine.
Inspired by flavours of the East, the menu combines fresh local produce with spices and herbs from the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. You can expect Baharat spiced lamb backstrap, with mujadara, green chili, and coriander or an Arabic twist to the classic barramundi fillet that’s accompanied by roasted beetroots in sumac and harissa labne.
After 16 years located in the heart of Newtown, Rubyos has mastered vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes. It has developed a reputation for alternative food that is adventurous and innovative and is a celebrated part of the menu, not an afterthought. This will remain a core element of the York St menu. They will continue to offer their signature vegan banquet with eight dishes.
The York St venue is the perfect setting for a weekday lunch, especially as people return to the office and after-work drinks at the cocktail bar. Rubyos can cater to team lunches, corporate events, and celebrations for larger groups with the option of a private dining room.
For those of you who are familiar with Rubyos in Newtown, you’ll be pleased to know that the charm and character has carried through to the York St venue. With a stylish fit-out of dark wood, black marble, and gold trimmings, it makes for a sophisticated yet casual dining experience.
As an opening special, they’ll be offering a ‘Fast Lunch’ menu until the end of the year. The menu includes a selection of appetizing quick dishes so you can enjoy a real meal and get back to the office on time. There is also an option for a Friday bottomless lunch for those who’d like to celebrate the return to the office with a little more punch.
89 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9279 2387
18-20 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
T: +61 2 9557 2669