Emma’s Snack Bar is a restaurant that’s long been on our list to visit and finally went to. It’s a popular Lebanese eatery in Enmore/Stanmore not far from Newtown’s main strip. An inconspicuous corner frontage, but the Emma’s snack bar sign is on the middle of the door.
When you enter, it reminds us of an old school milk bar, and the fit out is rustic with a large communal tables, bar seats and smaller tables.
Service is friendly and helpful, starting us off with a few drinks while we peruse the menu.
The menu is traditional and more modern Lebanese fare with the likes of kibbeh, fattoush, felafel, dips and more. It’s a good place for sharing and you can also opt for a banquet if you’d prefer not to have decide. We shared a range of dishes with the fam including: fried cauliflower (lightly fried and served with a tangy tahini sauce and parsley) fattoush (traditional tangy peasant salad topped with fried bread) and ladies fingers – three filo pastry rolls filled with lamb, pine nuts and pomegranate molasses.
Another great option was the crispy hand cut potato cubes fried and smothered with garlic paste and fresh coriander. For the protein we had the moorish chicken; sitting in a Lebanese bread and marinated in tangy spices and topped with shaved red onion. Our favourite was the eggplant – Oven roasted, crispy shell and soft interior with garlic, tomato & lebanese spices.
The food was delicious and certainly worth a visit.
Emma’s Snack Bar
59 Liberty Street
Enmore NSW 2042
Tues-Sat: 5pm til late