Sydney’s Lower North Shore has a new port of call for food lovers. The Sailor Bar & Kitchen in Northbridge has launched FitzRoy’s; its brand-new dining experience.
Opening in March 2020, as Sydney went in to lockdown, The Sailor Bar & Kitchen in Northbridge has weathered the storm and kept locals fed, watered and entertained over the last two years. As Sydney comes alive once more, owner Kieran Fitsall is now able to bring his original vision for the food menu at The Sailor to life with the launch of FitzRoy’s. Focusing on seafood, fish and fresh local produce, the lovingly created dishes by new chef Antonio are set to transform the dining experience at The Sailor.
Kieran says “We’ve gained a reputation for being a friendly and fun venue, a local bar and kitchen that serves amazing cocktails and has the best gin selection on the north shore. Food has always been an integral part of what we do, and now with Antonio coming on-board, we can really focus on creating a menu that will put us on
the food map in Sydney.”
Chef Antonio, who incidentally was found after placing a job ad on the Willoughby Living Facebook group, was formerly chef at Haberfield Rowers Club. Talking about the new menu, Kieran says, “FitzRoy’s at The Sailor will offer dishes with a seafaring focus, seafood and fish, and with an Italian chef, the menu will also include pasta
and European influenced dishes and weekly specials.”
Some of the dishes that diners at FitzRoy’s can expect include a new signature dish, a Fisherman’s Seafood Bouillabaisse (octopus, mussels, squid, prawns and market fish in a light tomato and prawn bisque), Pan-Fried Barramundi and Prawns, Seafood Tagliatelle, Swordfish Carpaccio and Porcini Mushroom & Smoked Mozzarella Arancini amongst others. For meat lovers there’s a Scotch Fillet Steak and regulars will be pleased to know that The Sailor’s much loved Prawn Tacos and Traditional Beer Battered Fish & Chips will still be on the menu.
Why FitzRoy’s? Kieran explains, “Located on Sailor’s Bay Road, and in an area where sailing and boats are a big feature of the community, ‘The Sailor’ was an obvious choice when opening in 2020 and we wanted to extend that nautical theme to our new dining experience. Vice Admiral Robert FitzRoy is a sadly unrecognised figure who was famous for navigating HMS Beagle, and sailing around the world with Charles Darwin. He was also a
pioneering meteorologist and responsible for creating the weather forecasting system that saved so many sailors’ lives and that we now take for granted, so ‘FitzRoy’s’ seemed a fitting choice.”
About The Sailor Bar & Kitchen
The Sailor is Northbridge’s premier social venue, providing a wonderful space for locals to unwind, relax and catch up with friends and family. The Sailor has an extensive gin list, specialising in small batch Australian distilleries, an amazing selection of cocktails and wines that have been personally selected by the owner. FitzRoy’s at The Sailor announces the arrival of a new dining experience. Open for dinner Wednesday through to Saturday and
serving a traditional Roast for lunch on Sunday.
Monday & Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday & Thursday 4pm
Friday & Saturday 2pm
Kitchen opens from 4pm during the week, at 3pm on Saturdays and from 12pm on Sundays.
Drinks and ‘Bar Menu’ available at all times.