5 Boroughs Ascot follows in the footsteps of the Stones Corner original. Like its sister venue, the internal detailing is all crisp black and yellow, reminiscent of New York cabs.

The venue seats 60 people, with the lengthy bar adding space for 35. Around back is an inviting garden bar – a cosy, canopied green space populated by hanging ferns and outdoor seating.

The menu is the same 5 Boroughs philosophy of New York food with a refined twist. Think a trip to Coney Island, snacking on onion rings or beef empanadas, or a cheesy, smoky burger accompanied by an ice-cold beer, but all within the space of a comfortable restaurant.

Owners Todd and Marisa Clayton honed their expertise as part of the management team that introduced Sizzler restaurants to Australia in the 1980s, and there’s that same, exacting attention to detail here, albeit in a more refined setting.

5 Boroughs is not just another burger bar: there’s a focus on making things from scratch – a butcher cutting meats to order – and chef Grant Faraway’s menu isn’t lazy about capturing 21st century New York. That means you’ll find touches of Japanese and Hispanic cuisine, and plentiful vegetarian and gluten-free options.

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Updated: December 21st, 2020

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