Crows Nest gets a new whisky bar and restaurant

10 May, 2018 by
Brittney Levinson

Former café Monte Alto Roasters has relaunched as Monte Alto Eatery & Bar with a new focus on contemporary dining and fine whisky.

Located in Crows Nest in Sydney, the restaurant and bar will focus on modern Australian cuisine with a Vietnamese twist, under the helm of head chef and owner Harry Nguyen.

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“The menu tells my story; from my Vietnamese heritage and culture, to the restaurants I have gained invaluable experience working in,” he says.

“I always keep those precious times very close to my heart and hope that my dishes can bring a unique dining experience for all guests. We use fresh, top quality produce to create culinary dishes that are full of new flavours and with a good balance of colour and texture to excite all taste bud.”

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Monte Alto will continue to serve a modern Australian breakfast and lunch menu, with coffees by Toby’s Estate and a selection of brunch cocktails available during the day.

In the evening, the venue will adopt a more up-market vibe and modern menu, complete with wines, cocktails and one of the largest collection of whiskies in the area.

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Highlights of the dinner menu include halloumi fries served with tomato salsa and pesto aioli and smoky pork ribs slowly cooked and basted in a homemade spicy BBQ sauce and served with roasted vegetables and 12-hour slow-cooked, coffee-rubbed pork roast served with garlic mash, poached greens and tomato salsa.