NEW HAMPTON
Sydney, New South Wales

On the former site of the old Hampton Court Hotel, New Hampton has breathed fresh life into the after-dark scene in Kings Cross. A 450-person venue with a old-world, European charm, weave your way through the maze and find the hidden nooks to snack on forest mushroom arancini and buttermilk chicken wings. The restaurant has a menu of comforting, French-inspired classics with an elegant wine list to match.
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General info

Address:

9-15 Bayswater Road,
Hotel New Hampton
Kings Cross NSW 2011

Suburb:

Kings Cross

Contact:

Cuisine:

Bar snacks, Burgers, Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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DETAILS

The food served at New Hampton is perfectly matched with its rustic atmosphere. It feels a little like a wintery, Parisian bistro, with hearty classics with a French influence. Start with the scallops with chorizo jam, olives and cucumber. Follow with the perfectly tender duck, served in a rich jus with kale and lentins and an ingenious addition - a duck sausage roll. The sirloin on the bone is a decadent dish with onion puree and harvest butter.

PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

It's no easy task to open restaurant. It's especially difficult if you open just before two consecutive long weekends and following that, the coldest weekend of the season. The New Hampton may have swung open its doors to a slow start, but that can be good news. Want to know why? It means you'll be able to get a table and enjoy the fantastic food before it becomes the hottest place to "check in".

Walking into the bar, the first thing you'll notice is it's grandeur – it's a 450 person venue with two separate bar areas and a separate restaurant, HARVEST. The dimly lit, stone and wood detailing has a rustic, European vibe, combined with a French-influenced Modern Australian menu, this place is perfect for a date.

I assumed The Hamptons was mainly a bar so my expectations of the food were low. As I glimpsed the dishes being walked out past our tables, my assumptions were quickly shattered. The roasted duck breast was incredibly tender, combining perfectly with the al dente texture of the lentils and flavoured with a rich jus. It came with a small portion of duck sausage roll, which I very much hope takes off as its own dish. The char grilled beef was small portion of fillet, again, served with a sweet, caramel jus and onion puree. With twenty wines by the glass there's an impressive selection to choose from, a highlight being the Santa Cristina Sangiovese/Merlot IGT from Tuscany, a lighter style that paired well with the duck. The rhubarb brulee was a lighter take on the classic, with stewed rhubarb at the base, served with a slice of shortbread to scoop it up with. The vanilla pannacotta, however, was the pick of the sweets, served with a coconut crumble and fresh figs.

A Monday night dinner would certainly be a different experience to a heaving Friday night, but that is where New Hampton's appeal lies – perfect for both a quiet mid-week date night or to have a classy drink on a Friday night.
Georgia Booth

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Features

Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Late Night Dining
Nightclub
Pub Dining
Suitable for Groups of 10
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