Chester White Cured Diner is a small bar opened in a space in Orwell St, Potts Point that’s had quite a few lives – the last as a travel agent. It’s been re-invented as a look-a-like American style diner – but that’s where the comparison ends. The bar runs the length of the room with stools, also a few high tables inside and outside on the verandah seating facing the street. The bar team are friendly professional and eager to suggest a drink to your liking. The music shifts between folk/rock and country ballads.
Chester White presents a tight wine list – all Italian; prosecco and franciacorta, bianco – classics like soave but also traminer and fruilano, rosso – nebbiolo, valpolicella and malbec – all available by the glass. There’s the Buffalo house wines also Trumer Pils on tap – nice touch, Pedro Ximenez sherry. We went for an aperol spritz and a negroni. The bar food at Chester White focuses on the pig with sharp antipasti platters you can build yourself – we went for capocollo – dry cured shoulder cap, pickles made by Peter Kypreos’ (one of the partners) mother, cheese – asiago and fontina, full flavoured crunchy olives, potatoes with mascarpone and slices of bread drizzled with pesto. The menu also includes prawn and scallop ceviche, spinach and ricotta polpette, lamb cutlet and ragu on a super bun. A couple of desserts – chocolate salami and mamma’s tiramisu.
Like Buffalo Dining Club, Chester White Cured Diner is a local bar and has a feel that it has been in that spot for a very long time even though its only still a bambini. A great addition to the Sydney Bar and particularly Potts Point scene – and another cool Sydney bar.
Chester White’s open – Wed to Thurs 5pm to 11pm.
Chester White Cured Diner
3 Orwell St Potts Point Sydney NSW 2011