In yet another significant move in Sydney’s late-night culture revival, a new two-level restaurant and bar called Zaffi has opened on Little Hunter Street and it’s bringing neon-lit party vibes and Australian-Lebanese cuisine to the CBD. Even better, the laneway venue has opened with a rare 4am license which we know is huge in Sydney. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Graeme Hunt, formerly of Rockpool and Chin Chin, who’s dishing out a mezze-style menu for late-night diners.
You’ll find the 154-seat venue in a quaint alleyway on Hunter Street with a 42-seat ground-floor restaurant and a 122-seater basement bar which is where you want to go if you want to let your hair down after-hours. The restaurant is dishing out a Middle Eastern menu with raw dishes, plenty of mezze options like dips, chips and grilled honey and two banquets menus with kofta, eggplant fatteh, labneh, haloumi and more. Dessert options include baklava soft serve and cheesecake.
Meanwhile, the basement bar, which stays open until 4am on Friday and Saturday is all low-lit and moody with pink velvet-cushioned booths, neon lighting, good music and all the vibes. The kitchen will stay open until 4am on both days so you can keep the party going all night long. Check out their full menu here.