5 can’t miss vegetarian dishes at Hunter & Barrel

Gone are the days when vegetarians were allowed a single meat-free dish on the entire menu. 

At Hunter & Barrel, just as much thought, preparation and care goes into creating our multiple vegetarian dishes as any of our meat options, to the point where many meat eaters are branching out and trying the mouth-watering options from the other side of the fence. 

You don’t have to go to a purely vegetarian restaurant in Sydney for a fantastic meat-free meal. While our meat dishes are second-to-none, we are not just a meat restaurant – in fact, Hunter & Barrel is one of many restaurants with vegetarian options in Sydney that offers a variety of exceptional dishes. 

Here are our five top vegetarian dishes available on the new Hunter & Barrel summer menu. 

1/ Coal Roasted Harissa Cauliflower 

Many of the culinary feats on offer at Hunter & Barrel incorporate the use of a traditional coal grill to create that perfectly cooked and crisped finish in every meal. One of which is our delicious Coal Roasted Harissa Cauliflower dish. 

Served on a bed of flavoursome chilli yoghurt, this meal comes with a salsa verde, almond, pomegranate, and wild herb salad. 

From the filling and tasty golden cauliflower at the heart of the meal to the delightfully surprising chilli yoghurt and the refreshing salad, this dish will become a fast favourite. 

2/ Pumpkin and Cauliflower Croquettes 

In a world where a croquette can be practically anything, we believe we have found the most delicious combination. 

Our Pumpkin and Cauliflower Croquettes are one of our new summer starters, served with a zesty lime aioli and aged parmesan to maximise the flavour. These crispy mouthfuls are the perfect way to begin a meal, or can be enjoyed by themselves with something refreshing from our beverages menu

3/ Roasted Pumpkin 

Roasted Pumpkin is a classic, hearty favourite that’s popular in vegetarian restaurants everywhere, but we believe ours is one of the best in the country. 

Our Roasted Pumpkin dish comes with smoked honey for a touch of sweetness, chilli and harissa to ramp up the flavour profile of the entire plate, and an almond cream and apple, nuts and herbs salad to offer something lighter on the side. 

4/ Roasted Eggplant & Sumac Yoghurt 

Tired of the same dishes in all restaurants with vegetarian options? Order a side of Roasted Eggplant & Sumac Yoghurt during your next visit to Hunter & Barrel. 

This side dish creates a complex and heavenly flavour profile by adding hazelnut, fermented chilli, and mint, for a perfectly balanced mix of cool and spicy. 

Enjoy this side with any main, and be sure to order two – it’s not one you’ll want to share. 

5/ Hot Cheese Dip 

For those days when you simply need something indulgent, warm, and comforting, our Hot Cheese Dip is ready to please. 

Served with grilled flat bread for the ultimate feel-good meal, this starter is perfect for sharing over a drink as you settle in to enjoy a fantastic vegetarian lunch or dinner out. 
These are just five of our favourite vegetarian dishes, but there are plenty more on our menu to discover when you join us for lunch or dinner in Sydney, Melbourne, or Perth. Make your booking at your nearest Hunter & Barrel to see why we are one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Australia.