Bartino is a family-run restaurant serves delectable tapas morsels alongside dishes like paella, seafood stew, skewered meats, and traditional Portugese meals like peito de galinha (baked chicken breast fillet stuffed with prosciutto cheese). An extensive drinks list, surprisingly heavy on Australian wines rather than European drops, also includes sangria that is every bit as potent and fruity as you want it to be. Diners can bask in the sundrenched courtyard, or dine in the cosy upstairs area, and when a special occasion calls for it, they can book out the function room for a catered affair.
9 Union St, Pyrmont, 2009, (02) 9518 8000, www.bartino.com.au
Written by: Alexandra English