ABOUT

Eastside Bar & Grill is located on the 1st floor in The Old Rum Store on Chippendale’s buzzing Kensington Street. It pays homage to the upmarket dining experiences of New York, nestled within a heritage listed warehouse, evoking the atmosphere of New York’s famed meatpacking district.

At Eastside Bar & Grill you’ll find the finest cuts of meat that have been dry-aged in-house and prepared on the beautiful Parrilla custom built wood-fire grill. Executive Chef Arnolfo Raimondi was inspired to create this custom grill due to his love of cooking on an open fire, and has replicated the same experience for diners.

TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence
Eastside Bar & Grill has been recognised with a TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews.
THE DESIGN

DESIGN

The historic Old Rum Store building has an industrial past and designer Chris Wilks from Giant Design seized this fact when planning the layout of Eastside Bar & Grill.

Existing exposed brick walls were retained as well as the statement arched windows overlooking Kensington Street.

Dark, sexy and theatrical, the restaurant features a leather paneled-bar with bronze back bar display. A custom brass light fixture, a runway of herringbone flooring and an assortment of steel and leather chairs, marrying the existing raw structure of this 100 year old building.

However, it is the ten meter stretch on either side of the bar that is most likely to catch the eye. This is where a gargantuan mural by New York based street artist Caratoes sits.

THE GRILL

The beautiful Parrilla custom built by Rick, owner/fabricator of Fenwesco takes influence from South American cooking styles. The Vgroove grills catch most of the fat resulting in less flare up and a much healthier way of grilling. The Brasero ( fire box ) is designed to burn natural timbers giving unique flavours through your meats that charcoal doesn’t.
“The interior design is reflective of the warehouse-style restaurant spaces found in Brooklyn and the Meatpacking District and the name stems from New York being on the east coast of the US and the fact the restaurant is located on the east side of Kensington Street. Eastside Bar & Grill is a homage to two of my favourite places to visit and provides another first-rate dining experience in Chippendale.”

– Dr. Stanley Quek, Greencliff Executive Chairman