A new venue from the W. Short Hotel Group has opened in Sydney’s Redfern.

Misfits offers a large selection of craft beers on tap, single malt whiskies, and classic cocktails with a twist, such as the smoked paloma and the chilli margarita. Australian and international wines are served by the glass in standard and large pours, alongside a collection of magnum (1.5L), jeroboam (3L), and imperial (6L) wines and champagnes. Non-alcoholic options include house-made ginger beer and a range of infused sodas.

Group executive chef James Privett has curated a casual dining menu that works as both share and individual meals for bar snacking through to lunch or dinner.
Menu items include smoky beer tartare with charcoal crisps; smoked chicken terrine; capsicum relish and chipotle; crab rolls; and empanadas. Several seafood dishes are featured too, such as charred WA octopus with romesco; black beans and sea succulents; and pan fried mulloway fillet, prawn tortellini, roe and beurre blanc.

Meat-heavy dishes include the roast double lamb cutlet with mustard crumbed lamb breast, eggplant, smoked potato and broccolini or the confit pork belly with house-made blood pudding, charred radicchio and apple relish. Roast Jerusalem artichokes, zucchini, herbed ricotta, celeriac and a dusting of toasted nori powder is just one of the vegetarian options on the menu.

“This is fun, delicious, slightly sophisticated casual dining that compliments the great bar atmosphere of Misfits,” says Privett.

“I’ve been able to play with some new flavour combinations and styles to create a menu that we believe offers something different for Redfern but that also differs from our other venues in the W Short Hotel Group. Don’t panic though, there’s still a burger! It’s stocked with smoked cheese, house-made relish and a hunk of crispy fries.”

An eclectic aesthetic defines the interiors, with touches of retro colours and neon. Five different spaces within Misfits are subtly combined into the one venue and feature a mix of bar stools, booth seating, casual dining tables, and lounges throughout the split levels.

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