Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar launches in Parramatta

Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar, a new dining hot spot in Parramatta, has opened its doors to the public and invited media to a dinner and tour of the attached hotel, Skye Hotel Suites, on Tuesday 18 July 2017

Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar and the Skye Hotel Suites was built on top of the original 1840s old hotel and cellar called the Wheatsheaf. In compliance with heritage laws, the archaeological remains remain on site and can be viewed by looking down from the balcony of the dining room or by descending a staircase near the entrance of the restaurant. The foundations of the old hotel are exposed and all around the circumference of the hotel are glass cabinets with rotating exhibitions of the artefacts that were found on site.

Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar has a modern Australian menu which has been designed by Chef Stephen Seckold to cater for the local population. The food is an Australian grill with a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influence. There are also number of vegetarian dishes that cater for those who don’t eat meat. The kitchen has a customised Beech oven which is used to make their signature flat breads and slow whole roast chickens and lamb shoulders. Guests were served a shared menu consisting of one appetiser, five entrees, five mains and three desserts. The first highlight of the meal was the appetiser of Jerusalem artichoke & black truffle soup. For the mains, I loved the hand cut pappardelle with butternut, goat’s cheese and pine nuts, and the lamb shoulder, harissa, okra and chickpea stew. However, my absolute favourite was the chocolate mousse, salted caramel and quince dessert. The chocolate used was Zokoko, so I knew I was not going to be disappointed.


Cocktails for the night included a Green Apple High Ball, Grapefruit Spritz, and Espresso Martini. There was also house made non-alcoholic sodas (strawberry and lemon myrtle, or blue gum and melon) served. For wine, guests had the option of choosing: Ross Hill Pinnacle Chardonnay from Orange NSW; Colmello di Grotta Pinot Grigo from Fruilli, Italy; CRFT Chapel Valley Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills; or the Express Wine Makers Malbec from Western Australia. For beer, guests drank Capital Brewing Coast Ale or Stone & Wood Pacific Ale.

Before the night came to an end, guests were invited on a tour around the new Skye Hotel Suites. Skye Hotel Suites is the first five star hotel in Parramatta. The hotel is part of a four tower complex which consists of residential apartment and hotel suite apartments. They share common amenities such as a library, fitness centre, study area, pool and restaurant. The hotel consists of 72 luxury apartment with high tech amenities and neutral coloured furnishings.


Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar is located at 45 Macquarie Street Parramatta NSW 2015.

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday.

To make a reservation, call 02 7803 2323 or email

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