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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
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SoCal Neutral Bay is brought to you by boutique hospitality group Applejack Hospitality, founded by seasoned professionals, Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll.

Having travelled to California for a surf trip, Ben & Hamish ate and drank their way around and fell in love with the food, drinks and ambience of the golden state. Returning to Sydney they have poured this influence into SoCal Neutral Bay to evoke the laid back, southern Californian surf vibe and theme.

The food and drinks are a reflection of what is commonly found along HWY 101. Head Chef in the engine room is Zac Smart. His raw creativity has produced a delicious mix of share foods comprising of fresh seafood, North American inspired flavours and the odd Mexican dish. The extensive wine list is comprehensive yet approachable and includes some classics for reputable Cali regions.

The bar showcases an extensive selection of the best spirits, beers, ciders and cocktails (with a slant towards Margaritas) to perfectly complement the menu.

THE GOLDEN STATE. IN NEUTRAL BAY SYDNEY
THE GOLDEN STATE. IN NEUTRAL BAY SYDNEY
Food

GRAZE

BBQ pork short ribs, currants, orzo, almonds / 24

Pulled chipotle chicken, green waffle, ranch dressing / 20

Jalapeño cornbread, avocado, tomato, basil / 18 (V/GF)

Jerk chicken salad, jicama, rice, herbs / 22 (GF/DF)

Grilled sirloin, salsa verde, sweet potato / 26 (GF/DF)

Roast lamb salad, pearl couscous, mint, pomegranate, yoghurt 24

Smoked brisket, slaw, pickles, house made BBQ sauce / 24 (GF)

 

NOURISH

Cuttlefish, chorizo, peas, lemon, zucchini / 20 (GF/DF)

Warm salad of pumpkin, labne, barley, rocket / 16 (V)

Pan fried barramundi, carrot, vegetable crisps / 24 (GF)

Sautéed prawns, green rice, fire-roasted chilli sauce / 22 (GF/DF)

Tofu, mushroom, lentils, greens, tahini dressing / 17 (V/GF/DF)

SoCal salad; tomato, avocado, cucumber, quinoa, kale / 16 (V/GF/DF)

Snapper ceviche; cucumber, chilli, crisp eschalot / 22 (GF/DF)

Seared scallops, smoked pork, sweet wasabi / 24 (GF/DF)

 

MEXICALI

Steak tacos, jicama, tomato, chilli jam / 6ea (DF)

Baja fish tacos, pineapple salsa, slaw / 6ea

Sriracha chicken quesadilla, charred corn, jalapeño /20

Pork Al Pastor quesadilla, roast peppers, black beans /20

Grilled vegetable enchilada, feta, spinach /18 (V/GF)

 

SMALLS

Corn chips, guacamole, salsa / 12 (GF/DF)

Falafel, chipotle hummus, coriander tabouli / 14 (V/DF)

Sweet potato chips, chipotle mayo / 12 (V/GF/DF)

Spicy wings, homemade hot sauce / 18 (GF)

Cali beef & cheese slider / 6ea

Chicken breast, pickled zucchini, spiced aioli slider / 6ea

Jalapeño & chorizo croquettes, preserved lemon aioli / 14

 

CHECK OUT GROUP MENUS HERE

COCKTAILS

Twisted Tradicional Margaritas
(Classic, Frozen or Rocks)

SoCal Classic Margarita – $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with Cointreau, lime & a dash of sugar.

Tommy’s – $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with lime & agave.

Almond & Passionfruit – $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with passionfruit, lime & orgeat.

Orange & Vanilla – $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with Aperol, lime & vanilla syrup.

 

Southern Cali Cocktails

Del Martini 4.0 / 17
Absolut Vodka with elderflower liqueur, fresh apple, lime & a dash of sugar.

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini / 18
Absolut Vodka with Kahlua, salted caramel & fresh espresso served up with honeycomb.

Garden Party / 17
Blueberry infused Beefeater Gin with elderflower liqueur, lemon, basil, house spiced blueberry syrup & a dash of rhubarb bitters. 

Tiki Tropicana / 18
Havana Especial Rum with Malibu, coco lopez, pineapple, mango & lemon.

Lambda Largarita / 20
A keg party in a cup; a frozen margarita & a whole Coronita serve oh so long and oh so cold.

Cooler Than Cactus / 17
Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila with Aperol, lime, kiwi fruit, aloe vera, agave & a dash of soda.

 

Poached Punch / 18
Encanto Pisco with raspberry liqueur, poached rhubarb, lemon & orange bitters.

Meet your Matcha / 18
Havana 3 Yr with pineapple, lime, coconut & Matcha green tea.

Catalina Wine Mixer / 18
Havana Especial Rum with Cointreau, lime, grapefruit, mulled wine syrup & angostura bitters.

Paloma / 10
Olmeca Altos Plata with fresh lime, grapefruit soda & a salt rim.

Frisco Fizz / 17
Shitski Vodka with Aperol, pink grapefruit, lemon & rose syrup topped with ginger beer.

Silicon Valley Soda / 18
Four Pillars Gin with lemon, rosemary & sugar topped with cranberry soda.

Spicy Senorita / 18
Jalapeno infused El Jimador Tequila with lime, agave & habanero shrub.

Smoked Old Fashioned / 18
House made Old Fashioned with Old Forester Bourbon, sugar & bitters smoked in our very own SoCal Smoke House.

Back to Big Sur / 17
Beefeater Gin with elderflower liqueur, lemon & watermelon.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air / 18
Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila with chilli infused peach liqueur, lime, sugar & cucumber.

The Nutty Professor / 18
Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum with amaretto, pineapple, lemon & nutmeg syrup.

SHARE COCKTAILS

Caliente Punch – $40
Absolut Vodka with elderflower liqueur, cassis, lime, strawberries, orange, mint & ginger beer.

Red Wine Sangria – $35
Red wine with brandy, house made spiced syrup, oranges, apples & lemonade.

Rosé Sangria – $35
Rosé with strawberry liqueur, lemon, grapefruit, strawberries, rose syrup & lemonade.

WINE

WHITE

Red Bucket, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,
Margaret River WA 9 / 42

A Savvy Drop, Sauvignon Blanc,
Marlborough NZ 10 / 48

Cooter & Cooter, Riesling,
Watervale SA 12 / 55

Printhie, Pinot Gris,
Orange NSW 11 / 50

Gattonero, Pinot Grigio,
Veneto ITA 10 / 48

Vine and Sea, Chardonnay,
SA 10 / 48

Oakvale, Chardonnay,
Hunter Valley NSW 55

 

RED

Margan ‘Field Blend’,
Hunter Valley NSW 9 / 42

Take it to the Grave, Pinot Noir,
Adelaide Hills SA 11 / 50

Maxwell ‘Silver Hammer’, Shiraz,
McLaren Vale SA 12 / 55

Geoff Merrill, SGM,
McLaren Vale SA 12 / 55

La Florencia, Malbec,
Mendoza ARG 13 / 62

Rioja Vega, Tempranillo,
Rioja ESP 55

Cannonball, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Sonoma USA 85

SPARKLING

Charles Bailly NV Blanc de Blancs,
Burgundy FRA 9.5 / 45

Leonardo, NV Prosecco, ITA  12 / 55

G.H Mumm, NV Champagne, FRA 120

 

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ROSE

Bouchard Aine & Fils, Rosé,
Burgundy FRA 10 / 48

Camelback, Nebbiolo Rosé,
Heathcote VIC 12 / 55

 

BEER & CIDER

Pacifico, Lager MEX/  9
Corona, Lager MEX/ 8.5
Tecate, Lager MEX / 7.5
Colonial, Small Ale AUS / 8
Negra Modelo, Dark Lager MEX / 9
Blue Moon, Witbier USA / 9
Sierra Nevada, Pale Ale USA /12.5
Endeavour, Pale Ale AUS / 9
Endeavour, Amber Ale AUS / 10
Tailgate, Sorta IPA, USA  / 10
Boags, Light AUS / 6.5

Batlow, Premium Apple Cider AUS / 9.5
Young Henry’s, Cloudy Apple Cider AUS / 9

TEQUILA

BLANCO

El Jimador / 9
Calle 23 / 9.5
Olmeca Altos Plata / 9.5
Herradura Plata / 10
Don Julio / 11
Arette / 11
Avion Silver / 12
Arette Soave / 15

REPOSADO

El Jimador / 9
Espolon / 10
Herradura / 11
Don Julio / 12
Avion / 14

AÑEJO & EXTRA AÑEJO

Don Julio /  14
Herradura / 14
Avion / 16
Azulejos Talavera / 18
Fortaleza /  22
Don Julio 1942 /  25

MEZCAL

Del Maguey Vida / 11
Illegal Joven / 12
Illegal Reposado / 14


SOCAL BOILERMAKER’S

Tecate & El Jimador Resposado / 14
Tailgate ‘Sorta’ IPA & Olmeca Altos Plata / 17

Groups

GROUP FEASTING PACKAGES

CORN CHIPS
with guacamole & salsa

JALAPENO, CHORIZO & CHEESE
croquettes, preserved lemon aioli

FALAFEL
Chipotle hummus, coriander tabouli

BAJA FISH TACOS
pineapple salsa, slaw

PORK AL PASTOR QUESADILLA
roast peppers, black beans

JERK CHICKEN SALAD
jicama, rice & herbs

SWEET POTATO CHIPS
with spiced yoghurt

TO ENQUIRE ABOUT A GROUP BOOKING FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW OR EMAIL
INFO@SOCALSYDNEY.COM.AU
or call 02 9904 5691

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To book a table online, click on the above. For bookings of 10 people or more, please contact us directly on (02) 9904 5691 or email: info@socalsydney.com.au

If you have any further queries or comments in regards to your booking please do not hesitate to contact us on the above details or alternatively, through our enquiry form below.

No reservation? No problem. We book half of the restaurant and allow the other half for walk-ins. If we can’t seat you when you arrive there is plenty of space at the bar and the waiting area where the full dinner menu is also available.

If you wish to learn about our function options please send through your details using our enquiry form below. We have various food and beverage packages available and can cater for dietary requirements.

T&C’s:

Please note, your table will be held for a maximum of 20 minutes after your reserved time. In relation to the banquet menu, SoCal requires a minimum of 24 hours cancellation notice or full payment will apply.

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1 YOUNG STREET NEUTRAL BAY
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