Restaurants - Newtown, NSW
Hartsyard embodies this philosophy with virtually everything made in-house, from syrups for our sodas, sherbert for our cocktails through to breads, sauces and a garden supplying our dishes.
Hartsyard is owned and operated by husband/wife team Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart. The kitchens are Gregory’s domain, while Naomi runs Front of House, a division of labour they’ve used in New York, Santa Monica, and now in Naomi’s hometown of Sydney.
Theirs is a typical New York hospitality story. He was the chef. She was the hostess. He asked her out, they dated in secret, (leaving the restaurant at different times and meeting at various establishments all over the city) then announced their engagement and married shortly thereafter.
Gregory has always cooked according to the seasons, (easier now with his own garden and greenhouse) he’s also always been big on nose to tail and leaf to root cooking, finding ways to use all parts of his produce, and is thrilled he can pair it all with house-made breads and pastries by the incredibly talented yet rather kooky pastry chef, Andrew Bowden. Actually, everything is done in house, down to the in-house carbonation system which we pair with house-made syrups for ginger, apple-mint and blood orange sodas.
Mostly though, Gregory cooks for feeling and taste. Good food makes good memories. It should be shared, savoured and enjoyed in fine company. We hope that’s exactly what you do at Hartsyard.