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Welcome to Kipling’s Garage Bar

Kipling’s Garage Bar is housed in a former auto service garage in Sydney’s Upper North Shore. The once 1920’s garage now features a chic industrial setting serving up elegant, rustic, honest ‘street food’ tapas menu that flicks your senses from classic, nostalgic flavours to new, inspired dishes cooked by super-skilled Chef, Thiago Menezes.  The casual neighborhood spot serves classic and modern spirits, craft beers, ciders alongside expertly selected wines featuring a kaleidoscope of vintages and varieties from Australia, Europe, and Latin America.

Reservation

We take lunch reservations everyday from 12PM,  a dinner reservation may only be taken for a

6PM sitting, Sunday – Thursday, after that we operate on a walk-in basis.
No reservations available for Friday and Saturday night dinner, walk-ins only

For function enquiries please email info@kiplingsgaragebar.com.au

The Kipling’s team have a special lunch promo, three courses for $35, Monday –Thursday.
(You must advise staff when you make your reservation)

We look forward to seeing you.

inside kiplings

What’s On

june

1jun7:00 pmMalbec Tasting with 4 Course Dinner
30jun7:00 pmBrazilian BBQ Feast

july

20jul7:00 pmChristmas in July with Massimo Mele

Menu

Taking inspiration from around the world, all the dishes on our dinner menu are designed for sharing and our delectable lunch menu is À la carte designed as starters, mains & dessert. Using incredible Australian produce, and paired with ingredients so good they really speak for themselves. It’s this sophisticated balance of influences that defines Kipling’s and sets it apart as a truly unique wine bar and restaurant.

Lunch

Available 12-3pm

    • Starters

    • Salt and pepper calamari with rocket and aioli

      15
    • Peking duck pancake with cucumber and hoisin sauce

      15
    • Baked sea scallops with herb crumb

      15
    • Grilled chorizo with haloumi skewers

      15
    • Lightly battered zucchini flowers filled with four cheeses

      15
    • Mains

    • Beer battered fish tacos with salad greens & jalapeño dressing

      17
    • Tempura King prawns tacos with tomatillo

      17
    • Mini beef burgers with cheddar, zucchini pickled & chips

      17
    • Fresh potato gnocchi with tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil

      18
    • Beer battered flathead fillets with chips & tartare sauce

      18
    • Baked figs wrapped in pancetta filled with Gorgonzola cheese

      18
    • Fish of the day with carrot puree and sautéed zucchini

      25
    • Grilled king salmon with miso mash potato, seaweed salad, pickled vegetables and ponzu dressing

      25
    • Steamed Barramundi fillet with soy, ginger and shallots

      25
    • Grilled wagyu eye fillet with brocollini, horseradish & crispy potato

      25
    • Salads

    • Baby beetroot Salad with goat curd and candied walnuts

      18
    • Chicken salad with crispy pancetta and Caesar dressing

      18
    • Kids

    • Penne pasta with sauce or cheese

      8
    • Fish and chips

      8
    • Cheese pizza

      8
    • Cheeseburger  and chips

      8
Dinner

Available 6 – 9pm Street Food, small share plates. We recommend 2-3 plates per person.

    • Bar Snacks

    • Marinated olives

      6
    • Trio of Dips –Hummus, Taramasalata & blue cheese & nut with crackers

      12
    • Share Plates

    • Salt and pepper school prawns with aioli

      12
    • 5 cheeses arrancini balls with smoked aioli

      12
    • Baked gnocchi with tomato, buffalo mozzarella & basil

      12
    • Crab Croquets with truffle Parmesan cheese

      12
    • Grilled chorizo and fried haloumi skewers

      12
    • Salt and pepper calamari with chilli jam

      12
    • Falafel Balls with Tahini sauce

      12
    • Baked sea scallops with herb crumb

      12
    • Lightly battered zucchini flowers filled with four cheeses

      14
    • Mini eye fillet medallions wrapped in pancetta with horseradish cream

      14
    • Peking Duck pancake with cucumber and hoisin sauce

      14
    • Sliders

    • Cheese burger – beef with cheddar cheese and pickled zucchini

      12
    • Chorizo – Spanish chorizo with aioli and jalapeno salsa

      12
    • Tacos

    • Fish – Beer Battered flat head with jalapeño coleslaw

      12
    • Prawn- Tempura King Prawn tacos with tomatillo sauce

      12
    • Pizzetas

    • Margarita – tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmesan & basil

      12
    • Prawn & Chorizo – prawns, chorizo, Spanish onions & spicy mayonnaise

      12
    • Prosciutto – Fresh sliced Prosciutto, tomato and rocket

      12
Bar Food

Available 3 – 6pm

    • Bar Snacks

    • Marinated olives

      6
    • Hot chips with tomato sauce and aioli

      10
    • Trio of Dips –Hummus, Taramasalata & blue cheese & nut with crackers

      12
    • 5 cheeses arrancini balls with smoked aioli

      12
    • Crab Croquets with truffle Parmesan cheese

      12
    • Fish tacos with jalapeno sauce

      12
    • Pizzetas

    • Margarita – tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmesan & basil

      12
    • Prawn & Chorizo – prawns, chorizo, Spanish onions & spicy mayonnaise

      12
    • Prosciutto – Fresh sliced Prosciutto, tomato and rocket

      12
    • Cheese Board

    • Coeur de lion (Triple Cream), Chevre (Goat’s), Dolce Latte (Blue), Creamy Cheddar

      A choice of 2 cheeses served with quince paste and crackers

      14
    • Dessert

    • Coconut pannacotta with caramelized pineapple and dried pineapple

      10
    • Lychee pavlova with vanilla cream and passion fruit

      10
    • Dark Lindt chocolate mousse

      10
    • Balsamic strawberry cheese cake

      10
    • Flourless chocolate cake with berry sorbet

      10
Dessert
    • Dessert

    • Coconut pannacotta with caramelized pineapple and dried pineapple

      10
    • Lychee pavlova with vanilla cream and passion fruit

      10
    • Dark Lindt chocolate mousse

      10
    • Balsamic strawberry cheese cake

      10
    • Flourless chocolate cake with berry sorbet

      10
    • Cheese Board

    • Coeur de lion (Triple Cream), Chevre (Goat’s), Dolce Latte (Blue), Creamy Cheddar

      A choice of 2 cheeses served with quince paste and crackers

      14
    • Tea & Coffee

    • English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Indian Assam, Lemongrass & Ginger, China Jasmine, Peppermint, Camomile

      4
    • Cappuccino, Flat white, Macchiato, Latte, Chai

      3.5sm/4Lg
    • Espresso, Short Black

      3
    • Long Black, Hot Chocolate, Mocha

      4
    • Kipling’s Iced Coffee, Iced Chocolate

      6
    • Baby Cino

      2
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This weeks featured wine

Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc

The 2014 is lively and aromatic with notes of passionfruit, nashi pear, and nettles. On the palate there is intense flavour, with fresh, limey fruit, mouthwatering acidity, and remarkable purity. It is bone dry and unoaked to maintain freshness. 

Kitchen Delight

If it’s been a while between visits, now might be the time to re-find the love. The Kipling’s Team have a special lunch promo, $35.00 for a 3 course lunch (Mondays to Thursdays), which takes in such classics as our Herb crumbed Barramundi fillet with pumpkin puree and broccolini .

(You must advise staff that you wish to have our 3 course lunch special, at time of booking or prior to dining.)

pouring wine

Bar

Our beautiful wine bar serves  expertly selected wines with a kaleidoscope of vintages and varieties from Australia, Europe, Latin America, alongside craft beers and cider. The bar menu also embraces a huge range of International spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks with everything chosen to complement the incredible food. We’ve also got a bar snacks menu of deliciously naughty small plates, perfect if you’re popping in for a drink and a bite, or starting your meal off in style. To see our drinks menu, click here.

Wine
    • Sparkling & Champagne

    • Moet & Chandon NV

      Epernay, France

      100
    • Tenuta Ca’ Vescovo Prosecco D.O.C NV

      Friuli, Italy

      48 - 10
    • Indian Pacific Sparkling wine NV
      Friuli, Italy

      48 - 10
    • Yarra Junction Estate Sparkling Wine NV

      Yarra Valley, VIC

      48
    • Veuve Clicquot NV

      Reims, France

      110
    • Riesling

    • Long Rail Gully Riesling 2014
      Murrumbateman, NSW

      48
    • Best’s Riesling 2014

      Great Western, VIC

      55
    • O’Leary Walker Riesling 2014

      Polish Hill River, SA

      48 - 11
    • Pinot Gris & Grigio

    • Corte Giara Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2013

      Veneto, Italy

      48 - 10
    • Two Tails Pinot Gris 2013

      Marlborough, NZ

      50 - 10
    • Puku Pinot Gris 2013

      Martinbourough, NZ

      48
    • Pikes Luccio Pinot Grigio 2014

      Clare Valley, SA

      50 - 11
    • Philip Shaw The Gardener Pinot Gris 2014

      Orange, NSW

      56 - 12
    • La Prova Pino Grigio 2014

      Adelaide Hills, SA

      53
    • Varietals & Aromatics

    • Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica 2012

      Marche, Italy

      50
    • Alamos Torrontes 2013
      Oringin Salta, Argentina

      44
    • Otto Soave Classico 2013

      Veneto, Italy

      50
    • Semillon & Blends

    • Henschke Eleanor’s Sauv Blanc Semillon 2013

      Eden Valley, SA

      49 - 10
    • Tyrrell’s HVD Semillon 2009

      Hunter Valley, NSW

      60
    • Torbreck Roussanne Viognier Marsanne 2011

      Barossa Valley, SA

      55
    • Sauvignon Blanc

    • The Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2014

      Marlborough, NZ

      44 - 10
    • Logan Sauvignon Blanc 2014
      Orange, NSW

      58
    • Kipling’s Sauvignon Blanc 2014

      Marlborough, NZ

      38 - 8
    • Saint Claire Sauvignon Blanc 2014

      Marlborough, NZ

      50
    • Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2014

      Adelaide Hills, SA

      53 - 11
    • Chardonnay

    • Scarborough Chardonnay 2012

      Hunter Valley, NSW

      56 - 12
    • Lethbridge Chardonnay 2012

      Geelong, VIC

      66
    • Katnook Chardonnay 2012

      Coonawarra, SA

      50 - 10
    • Bleasdale 2014

      Adelaide Hills, SA

      50 - 10
    • Rose

    • Deiuliis Sangiovese Rose 2014

      Hunter Valley, NSW

      42 - 9
    • Penley Estate Over The Moon 2013
      Coonawarra, SA

      42 - 9
    • Hamelin Bay Rose 2014

      Margaret River, WA

      45
    • Pinot Noir

    • Freycinet Louis Pinot Noir 2013

      Bicheno, TAS

      70
    • Farr Rising Pinot Noir 2013

      Geelong, VIC

      86
    • Barking Hedge Pinot Noir 2013
      Marlborough, NZ

      58 - 12
    • Roaring Meg by Mt Difficulty 2013

      Central Otago, NZ

      75
    • Merlot

    • Primo Estate Merlesco  2013

      McLaren Vale, SA

      45 - 9
    • Salton Volpi 2010

      Serra Gaucha, Brazil

      48
    • Varietals

    • Tim Gramp Tempranillo 2013

      Clare Valley, SA

      53
    • Mr. Riggs The Magnet Grenache 2012

      McLaren Vale, SA

      58
    • Santa Rita Reserva Carmenere 2011

      Valle Del Rapel, Chile

      55
    • San Felipe Sangiovese 2013

      Mendoza, Argentina

      55
    • Blends

    • Caronne St Gemme Bordeaux Blend 2008

      Bordeaux, France

      79
    • La Tour Travers Bordeaux Blend 2012

      Bordeaux, France

      48
    • Turners Crossing Shiraz Viognier 2009

      Bendigo, VIC

      60
    • WirraWirra Grenache Shiraz  2013

      McLaren Vale, SA

      56
    • Moss Wood Amy’s Cabernet Blend 2013

      Margaret River, WA

      70 - 15
    • Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Journeys End Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

      Coonawarra, SA

      60 - 13
    • Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

      McLaren, SA

      48 - 10
    • Mandala Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

      Yarra Valley, VIC

      55
    • Shiraz / Syrah

    • Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz 2012

      Barossa Valley, SA

      60 - 13
    • Kipling’s Shiraz 2011

      Serpentine, VIC

      38 - 8
    • Elderton Shiraz 2012

      Barossa Valley, SA

      60 - 13
    • St Hallet Garden of Eden Shiraz 2013

      Barossa Valley, SA

      60
Premium Wines
    • Premium Wines by the Glass

    • Moss Wood Amy’s Cabernet Blend 2013

      Margaret River, WA

      70 - 15
    • St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2012

      Barossa Valley, SA

      90 - 19
    • Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block 2012

      South Africa

      98 - 20
Spirits
    • Aperitif

    • Aperol

      9
    • Campari

      9
    • Pimms No.1 Cup

      9
    • Vodka

    • Belvedere (Poland)

      11
    • Crystal Head (Canada)

      14
    • Grey Goose (France)

      13
    • Absolut (Sweden)

      9
    • Gin

    • Gabriel Boudier Saffron (France)

      12
    • Hendricks (Scotland)

      12
    • The Botanist ‐ 31 Botanicals (Scotland)

      12
    • Beefeater London Dry (England)

      9
    • Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin (England)

      10
    • Tequila & Mezcal

    • 1800 Reposado (Jalisco)

      11
    • Del Maguey 100% Tobala Single Village Organic Mezcal (Oaxaca)

      12
    • Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Extra Anejo (Jalisco)

      25
    • Patron Café XO (Jalisco)

      14
    • Patron Reposado (Jalisco)

      15
    • Rum & Cachaca

    • Havana Club 3YO (Cuba)

      9
    • Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 YO (Cuba)

      15
    • Sailor Jerry Spiced (Virgin Islands)

      9
    • Aqua Luca Cachaca (Brasil)

      12
    • Captain Morgan Dark Rum (Jamaica)

      10
    • Bourbon & Canadian

    • Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1 (Kentucky)

      12
    • Crown Royal Reserve (Canada)

      12
    • Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10YO (Kentucky)

      12
    • Jack Daniels (Tennessee)

      9
    • Makers Mark (Kentucky)

      10
    • Willett Pot Still Reserve (Kentucky)

      18
    • Whiskey & Blends

    • Johnnie Walker Black Label

      10
    • Jameson (Ireland)

      9
    • Chivas Regal 18YO (Scotland)

      16
    • Glenfiddich 12YO (Scotland)

      13
    • Glenmorangie The Original (Scotland)

      13
    • Cognac

    • 1999 Victor Gontier Calvados Domfrontais (France)

      16
    • Courvoisier XO (France)

      18
    • Delord 1984 Bas Armagnac (France)

      18
    • Hennessy VSOP (France)

      14
    • Liqueurs & Digestive

    • Santiago Quenbranta Pisco (Peru)

      12
    • Amaretto

      8
    • Amaro Montenegro

      8
    • Baileys

      8
    • Cointreau

      8
    • Frangelico

      8
    • Lemon Z lemoncello

      8
    • Candolini Grappa Bianca (Italy)

      12
    • Crude Malvasia Grappa (Italy)

      10
    • Luigi Francoli Grappa Brachetto Del Piemonte (Italy)

      10
    • Dessert Wine

    • Brangaynee Riesling 2011

      Orange, NSW (375ml)

      10
    • The Stump Jump Sticky 2010

      Adelaide Hills

      35 - 7
    • Deen Vat n5 Botrytis Semillom 2009

      Hunter Valley

      35 - 7
    • Innocent Bystander Moscato 2014

      Healesville, VIC (275ml)

      20 (bottle only)
    • Port

    • Warre’s Warrior Reserve Port

      Portugal

      11
    • Penfold’s Grandfather Rare Tawny NV

      Barossa Valley, SA

      15
Cocktails
    • Carafes

    • Red Sangria

      Havana Blanco rum, elderflower liqueur, lime cordial & vermouth

      Stirred with sparkling Shiraz and infused with strawberries, cucumber & peach

       

      35
    • Cointreau Pink Fizz

      Cointreau, fresh lime, rose wine and soda

      35
    • Cocktails

    • “G & Tea”

      Beefeater Gin, lemon grass and jasmine tea syrup, lemon juice and soda

      15
    • Toblerone

      Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, chocolate and cream

      15
    • Amaretto and Cherry Sour

      Amaretto, Cherry puree and lemon juice

      15
    • Bloody Thirsty

      Absolut Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and blood orange puree

      15
    • Cocktail of the Week

    • Agwa Mole

      Bolivian Herbal Liquor, lime and ginger beer

      15
Beer & Softdrink
    • Beer on tap

    • Endeavour  IPA

      8
    • Peroni

      8
    • Kosciusko Pale Ale

      7
    • James Squire Hop Thief

      7
    • Beer by the bottle

    • Cascade Premium Light

      6
    • Corona (Mexico)

      8
    • Tusker Lager (Kenya)

      8
    • Leffe Brune (Belgian)

      10
    • Hoegaarden (Belgian)

      10
    • Cider

    • The Hills Cider Company Pear Cider

      8
    • Soft drinks

    • San Pellegrino, 250 ml

      4
    • San Pellegrino, 750 ml

      7
    • Ginger Beer

      4
    • Coke

      4
    • Apple Juice

      4
    • Lemonade

      4
    • Orange Juice

      4
    • Coke Zero

      4

Private Dining

If you’re hosting a party and you’re looking at private dining, we promise to deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a feast for 100 people.

We can offer set menus for private dining events, as well as a delicious selection of bar snacks, that make the most of seasonal produce.

See the menus and available options above, or call us on 02 9440 4088 for more information.

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