Riley St Garage, a 200-seater restaurant inspired by New York’s Meatpacking District, opened in 2013, bringing 1930s glamour to Woolloomooloo. Originally Australia’s first full service garage, the building was renovated and re-imagined, accentuating its art deco design into a grand bar and restaurant. The venue is distinguished by its enormous brass island bar, proudly taking centre-stage in the large industrial space.
At Riley St Garage, chefs shuck oysters and guests can soak up the restaurant’s busy yet relaxed atmosphere. They like to think of it as a place for people who would rather eat in a bar, than drink in a restaurant.
Riley St Garage serves a diverse share concept menu, anchored by an Oyster Bar and raw food menu developed by award winning Executive Chef Regan Porteous. The Smokey soy truffle oysters are a favourite to start, progressing from small to large share plates – Crispy pork knuckle is a local favourite and make sure to ask your mechanic about their dessert platters.
It’s a treat for all, from solo diners chasing that elusive cocktail or a late-night snack, to large groups looking for a full degustation experience complemented by a vast wine selection – Riley St is the very picture of a big swinging Manhattan brasserie, “for all your gastronomic service and repairs”.