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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

House-smoked Kansas 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 scotch fillet, salsa verde, iceberg / 26 (GF/DF)

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

House-smoked beef brisket, slaw, pickles, Zac’s BBQ sauce / 24 (GF)

 

NOURISH

Braised adobo octopus tentacles, morcilla, peas / 22 (DF)

Herb, chilli, beetroot, hazelnut, labna & orange salad / 16 (V/GF)

Pan-fried barramundi, quinoa pilaf, sauce vierge / 26 (GF/DF)

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

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

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

Scallop ceviche, zucchini & charred corn salsa / 24 (GF/DF)

 

FOURS

Cali beef & cheese sliders /20

Jalapeno & chorizo croquettes, preserved lemon aioli /20

Fish skewers, coconut rice, mango salsa /20 (GF)

Mushroom skewers, rocket pesto, parmesan crumb / 16 (V)

 

MEXICALI

Steak tacos (4), jicama, tomato, chilli jam / 20 (DF)

Baja fish tacos (4), pineapple salsa, slaw /20

Sriracha chicken quesadilla, charred corn, jalapeño /20

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

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

 

SIDES

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

Buffalo falafel, blue cheese / 14 (V)

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

Spicy wings, homemade hot sauce / 18 (GF)

 

CHECK OUT GROUP MENUS HERE

COCKTAILS

Twisted Tradicional Margaritas
(Classic, Frozen or Rocks)

SoCal Classic • $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, lime & sugar.

Tommy’s  • $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila, lime & agave.

Peach & Apricot • $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with Cointreau, lime and peach & apricot syrup.

Strawberry & Vanilla • $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with Cointreau, lime and strawberry & vanilla syrup.

Pineapple & Honey • $17
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with Cointreau, lime and pineapple & honey syrup.

Southern Cali Cocktails

Del Martini 3.0 • $16
Peach infused Ketel One Vodka with St Germain Elderflower liqueur, lemon, orgeat & cherry bitters.

Ain’t Nobody Got Thyme For That! • $18
Tanqueray Gin with Crème de Mure, lemon, lychee, raspberry & thyme syrup & orange bitters.

Rose-Mary Poppins Last Wish • $18
Calle 23 Blanco Tequila with Dolin Blanc, agave nectar, lemon & rosemary then topped with soda.

My Way Or The Hemingway • $17
Olmeca Altos Blanco Tequila with Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, lime & grapefruit.

Lambda Largarita (college cup) • $20
A keg party in a cup; a frozen Margarita & a whole coronita served oh so long and oh so cold.

Chamomile High Club • $18
Beefeater Gin with apple liqueur, lemon, homemade chamomile tea syrup & fresh basil.

Spicy Señorita • $18
Jalapeño infused El Jimador Tequila with agave, lime & habanero shrub.

 

 

Tiki Tropicana • $18
Pampero Especial Rum with Malibu, fresh mango, coco lopez, lemon & pineapple.

Honey On My Mind • $17
Ilegal Joven Mezcal with lime, house made honey & pineapple syrup & a dash of hellfire bitters.

Back to Big Sur • $17
Tanqueray Gin with elderflower liqueur, lemon & watermelon.

Fresno’s Fury • $16
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with apricot liqueur, lime, vanilla & angostura bitters.

Piña SoCalada • $17
Pampero Especial with Midori, lime, coco lopez & pineapple.

SoCal Zombie (tiki) • $26
Pampero Especial Rum with Goslings Black Seal Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, citrus, pineapple, cranberry, passionfruit & orange bitters with a float of Bacardi 151.

California Gurrrrl • $17
Tanqueray with lemon, pomegranate, orange blossom water & cream topped with soda.

Old Mexican • $17
El Jimador Tequila with lime, mint & orange bitters topped with bubbles.

Boats And Lake Tahoes • $16
El Jimador Reposado Tequila with strawberry liqueur, ginger syrup, pink grapefruit & mint.

Notorious DJB • $19
Don Julio Blanco Tequila with chilli infused peach liqueur, lime & cucumber.

Cooler Than Cactus • $17
The winning cocktail of Applejack’s first cocktail comp from Hugo Fisher (The Butler) – El Jimador Blanco with Aperol, lime, kiwi fruit, aloe vera & agave topped with soda.

Paloma • $10
Calle 23 Blanco Tequila with lime, grapefruit soda & a salted rim.

Verano • $12
Ilegal Joven Mezcal with lime, orange soda & spiced rim.

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SHARE COCKTAILS

CALIENTE PUNCH • $35
Ketel One vodka, Elderflower, Cassis, strawberries, lime, orange, mint & ginger beer

RED WINE SANGRIA • $35
Red wine, brandy, house-made spiced syrup & lemonade

ROSE SANGRIA • $35
Californian Rosé with strawberry liqueur, lemon, grapefruit, strawberries & rose syrup topped with lemonade.

MARGARITA SPRITZ • $40
El Jimador Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, lime & a dash of sugar

 

WINE

WHITE

Red Bucket,
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,
Adelaide Hills SA $9/ $42

Cooter & Cooter,
Riesling,
Watervale SA $12/ $55

Mandoleto,
Pinot Grigio,
Veneto IT $50

Barefoot,
Pinot Grigio,
California USA $8.5/ $39

Printhie,
Pinot Gris,
Orange NSW $11/ $50

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

Laurenz V ‘Singing’,
Gruner Vetliner,
Kamptal AT $68

Rey del Mundo,
Albarino,
Rioja ESP $10/ $48

Oakvale,
Chardonnay,
Hunter Valley NSW $12/ $55

Dry Creek,
Chardonnay,
Russian River CA $85

RED

Paxton ‘The Guesser’ (Biodynamic) Cabernet,
Shiraz,
McLaren Vale SA  $8.50 / $39

Baby Doll,
Pinot Noir,
NZ $12/ $55

Astrolabe,
Pinot Noir,
Wairau Valley NZ $65

Rioja Vega,
Tempranillo,
Rioja ESP $11/ $50

Arido,
Malbec,
Mendoza ARG $11.5/ $52

Dry Creek,
Meritage,
Russian River CA $90

The Cultivator (organic).
Shiraz
McLaren SA $11.5 / $52

Geoff Merill,
GSM,
McLaren Vale SA $12 / $55

SPARKLING

Varichon Et Clerc NV
Blanc de Blancs Sparkling
FR $9.50 / $45

Leonardo,
Prosecco ITA $12/ $55

Monmousseu Sparkling Rose,
Loire Valley FRA $11/ $50

G.H Mumm,
Champagne FRA $110

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ROSE

Bouchard & Aine
Cinsault Noir Rosé
Burgundy, France $10 / $48

Vinaceous Salome,
Rosé,
Margaret River WA $12/ $55

BEER & CIDER

Pacifico
(Lager, MEX) $9.00

Corona
(Lager, MEX) $8.50

Tecate
(Lager, MEX) $7.50

Negra Modelo
(Dark Lager, MEX) $9.00

Blue Moon
(Witbier, US) $8.50

Day of the Dead
(IPA, Mexico) $10.50

Anchor Summer
(Lager, US) $10.50

Acme
(Pale Ale, US) $11.50

Sierra Nevada
(Pale Ale, US) $12.50

 

Endeavour
(Amber Ale, AUS) $9.00

Endeavour
(Golden Ale, AUS) $9.00

Boags
(Light, AU) $6.50

Batlow Premium
(Apple Cider, NSW) $9.50

Young Henry’s
(Cloudy Cider, NSW) $9.00

TEQUILA

Blanco (white)
(Un-aged or aged for less than 2 months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels)

El Jimador Blanco $8.5

Calle 23 Blanco $9

Olmeca Altos Plata $9

Don Julio Blanco $10

Herradura Plata $10

Arette Blanco $10

Arette Soave Blanco $15

Reposado (rested)
(Aged a minimum of 2 months and up to 11 months in oak barrels)

El Jimador Reposado $8

Espolon Reposado $10

Olmeca Altos Reposado $10

Don Julio Reposado $11

Herradura Reposado $11

Anejo & Extra Anejo (aged, extra aged)
(Anejo’s are aged in small oak barrels for a minimum of 1 year. After 5 years of maturation the tequila achieves extra Anejo status)

El Jimador Anejo $12

Don Julio Anejo $14

Herradura Anejo $14

Azulejos Talavera $18

Fortaleza Anejo $22

Don Julio 1942 $24


Mezcal
    

Del Maguey Vida Mezcal $11

Ilegal Joven Mezcal $12

Illegal Reposado Mezcal $14


BOILERMAKER
(Beer & Tequila pairings)

Tecate & El Jimador Reposado $14

Corona & Olmeca Altos Plata $15

Pacifico & Arette Blanco $17

Blue Moon & Don Julio Blanco $18

Anchor Summer Ale & Arette Soave $22

Acme Pale Ale & Don Julio 1942 $32.5

Groups

GROUP FEASTING PACKAGES

CORN CHIPS
with guacamole & salsa

JALAPENO, CHORIZO & CHEESE
croquettes, preserved lemon aioli

MUSHROOM SKEWERS
smoked aioli, lemon crumb

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

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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
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL 02 9904 5691
OR EMAIL
INFO@SOCALSYDNEY.COM.AU

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