the story behind the plates


big spread of food on table
Bar Lettera, a contemporary Italo-Australian restaurant and wine bar, is a journey into the artistic soul of North Sydney. Inspired by the rich heritage of the vibrant neighbourhood,  a creative energy is embedded deep within the layers of our cultural fabric.
The original space where Bar Lettera now exists.

Our food philosophy is a meeting of tradition and creativity. It's an artful craft.

An all-day offering, ranging from bites to drink with, nourishing breakfasts, and plates to share over wine for dinner.

The drinks list is built with intention and nuance, and strikes a harmony between restaurant and bar. Our craft cocktail selection pays homage to Australian art, offering reimagined classics using local spirits, whilst the wine selection blends traditions of Europe with vibrant homegrown drops, with both approachable and adventurous options, representing the old and new world.

Situated on Level 5 of Citadines Walker North Sydney, Bar Lettera’s lavish interior was designed by Jordan Design Studio. The space carefully intertwines influences from late modernist Italian design with Australian handcrafted artistry and local landscape. It embodies the essence of a modern-day artist’s apartment and boasts a rich and inviting Negroni-inspired palette. Luscious marbles harmonise with raw Australian hardwoods, with a symphony of materiality in between, forming a synergy between structured geometry and organic forms.

Bar Lettera is your muse. It’s a canvas that draws you in; to mull, to connect, to savour. Whether it's the rich aroma of a morning espresso or the warmth of a late-night red, make it your own masterpiece.

Welcome to our dining table, where good times are had, stories come alive, and creativity flows.

Dine With Us

Bar Lettera has a range of dining experiences from the humble espresso and pastry on the go, to indulgent sit down dining with traditional dishes and avant garde creations, best served with family and friends. Explore our offerings and opening hours below. Open 7 days a week.

Espresso Bar

Brewing from 7am to 11am, our espresso bar and cafe serves barista-made coffee, and a range of teas, and other beverages. We also offer a full and scrumptious breakfast menu, available until 10:30am.

Wine Bar

Pouring from 12pm to 10pm, sip a wine in our vibrant dining room, or enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail at the bar. Pair with some of our share plates and let the good times roll.


Creating from 7am to 8.30pm, our Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner offerings include the full gamut; from a full breakfast service including vegan, dairy free, and gluten free options, to share plates and signature dishes including freshly caught local seafood such as Bug Bay Frito Misto and Ocean Trout.

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Come and enjoy our hospitality, our contemporary Italo-Australian fare, enough caffe and vino for all, and a space that inspires and captures the charm of our beautiful community.