The crew behind Henrietta Supper Club and Bondi’s Neighbourhood are behind this Newtown small bar. Raven’s Eye offers punters a welcome alternative to the ubiquitous Thai and Japanese restaurants that populate the top end of King Street.
At Raven’s Eye the focus is firmly on the food: simple, home-style Italian with a bit of street food thrown in. The Royale with Cheese was already a hit at Henrietta Supper Club before it was brought over to Raven’s.
Other highlights on the menu designed by Joshua Franco and head chef Matt Ouwerkerk (ex Henrietta Supper Club and Bishop Sessa) include the Mac'n'cini balls; arancini with pig’s head and smoked tomato jam; and the Bombe Alaska dessert with lemon ice cream, lemon curd and Italian meringue.
The venue’s name is another nod to its Italian-American inspiration. Raven’s Eye is the mafiosi hangout in the 1997 mob flick Donnie Brasco.
The interior features exposed brickwork, warm timbers and low lighting provided by retro Karbon globes. The idea behind the design was to create the sense that the bar has been there forever.
127 King Street, Newtown
Mon toThu 5pm–midnight
Fri to Sat 11.30am–midnight