Mrs Palmer Sandwich

11:30am - 3:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
81 Stanley Street Darlinghurst 2010


Anthony McFarlane and Alfredo Perez wanted to open a sandwich shop with a focus on straightforward classics, executed well. Mrs Palmer Sandwich does just that. There are five sandwiches on the menu: chicken, beef, pork, falafel and The Cure (a three-meat beast of smoked Wagyu pastrami, mortadella and hot salami). You can get salad versions of the sandwiches too (instead of the ingredients being between two slices of bread, it’s in salad form).

The daytime sandwich shop is tiny – just a counter, with a couple of benches and stools on the terrace’s front veranda, and a couple more low tables with milk crates for seats on the footpath.

The Margarita bar out back is a low-lit mishmash of design influences from deceased estates, garage sales, and Pinterest. There are 12 Margarita flavors to choose from, as well as a rotating list of tab beers, craft tinnies, and wines to satisfy non-cocktail drinkers.

The bar’s sandwich menu becomes more indulgent in the evening. There’s a Philly cheesesteak on a soft white roll; an eight-hour beef brisket number; a stack of fried chicken between toasted white bread; and a vegan falafel option.

Updated: February 25th, 2020

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