A stylish neighbourhood bar oozing mid-century charm, with an impeccable menu to boot.
With low, moody lighting, mid-century lamps and striking Yves Klein Blue wall art, Sonny’s is the perfect venue to impress your impossibly stylish date, or while away the afternoon with cocktails and excellent company. But this 60-seat bar-cum-restaurant truly walks the walk, and its menu is every bit as sophisticated as its chic 70s-inspired interior.
Named after owner Jess Blyth’s rescue greyhound, Sonny’s offers a small, elegant menu of simple but perfectly executed dishes by chef-on-the-rise Sofika Boulton (ex-Bar Rogue). For those wanting to graze over a wine, the snacks menu offers light, refreshing bites like the raw prawn with potato crisp or the chicken liver parfait with cumquat.
Boulton’s finesse really shines with dishes like the tender glazed pork jowl, served with a generous dollop of shio mustard to cut through its honeyed sweetness.
Boulton’s finesse really shines with dishes like the tender glazed pork jowl, served with a generous dollop of shio mustard to cut through its honeyed sweetness, and the finely layered potato tart with sour cream butter, assembled with such precision it appears more like a dessert. Sustainability and diversity are woven into the fabric of Sonny’s, with a wine list sourced largely from LGBTQI+ producers and a low-waste kitchen. It’s a venue that offers style, substance and heart in equal measure.