Onyx Lounge- Newtown Stations Secret Cocktail Life

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Don’t feel guilty about going straight to the bar and ordering endless amounts of cocktail, tapas and dessert at Onyx Lounge, near Newtown Station. This romantic bar specialises in adults only drinks and has over 120 cocktails you can choose from, from their menu. Yes, this bar allows you to create your own mini tapas party for the evening with the choice of share plates, mains, pizza and burgers. Seconds from Cuckoo Callay, this newish bar is surprisingly gorgeous and hidden upstairs. Keep an eye out for the Onyx sign on King Street, Newtown.

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 You can easily spot Onyx with this sign.

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 Speechless when I first walked in.

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 Deciding what to eat at Onyx.

I love the look of the swanky Fairyfloss cocktail ($16.90). This beverage is without doubt a girly drink because it’s so hard to hide behind the curtains with the contagious colour of pink. A large pile of fairyfloss was swimming in vodka and strawberry coulis.

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 Fairyfloss cocktail ($16.90)

If no one orders this Blue Galactic cocktail ($16.90) then you need to move to another galaxy. The idea of bringing vodka, blue curacao, lemon, and berry coulis is brilliant. It is possible to believe we didn’t order another one because it was the most desirable cocktail for the evening.

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 Blue Galactic cocktail ($16.90) 

We cheated a little with the Quesadilla Chicken ($14), conning our way by chucking a few slices of chorizo. However the marinated chicken strips, mozzarella cheese on a flour tortilla served with avocado dipping sauce seriously knows how to knock your face with burst of flavours.

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 Quesadilla Chicken ($14)

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 That close-up!

Remember to look carefully at the Chorizo and Potato ($14) as it was a bit of a roller-coaster of flavour and fun with Spanish pork chorizo slices, chat potato chunks in an oven roasted roma tomato and smokey chipotle chilli jam. I found the chorizo to be very tasty as it literally brings the heat to this dish. I was challenged to go fire walking with the tomato and chipotle chilli jam.

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Chorizo and Potato ($14) 

It is compulsory to order the Deep Fried Tasmanian Heritage Brie ($10). The cranberry sauce brings the best out of the fried brie. It’s kind of like a stepping stone of new flavours. This dish brought a confident smile out of me. Under enormous pressure from Almighty Princess, I ordered another one of these because our hearts couldn’t stop melting for these.

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 Deep Fried Tasmanian Heritage Brie ($10)

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You know how to make my heart melt fried brie ❤

Discover the Spicy Italian Meatballs ($16) as you attempt to give your tastebuds some character. There is no way you won’t connect with these meatballs because every bite full contains that extra heat to your body. The texture is faultless with a bouncy chewiness centre  with the splash of the homemade tomato sauce and shaved parmesan atop, it lets your tongue enter a whole new world. If you’re craving for some spice, better feed your intestines with this bowl of meatballs.

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 Spicy Italian Meatballs ($16) 

Back in the day I remember that fairy god mothers would sprinkle rainbows on my toast but when you’re 18+ the 100 & 1000s cocktail ($16.90) is the new way of seeing rainbows and butterflies. This cocktail contained vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice. It goes down sweet with the extra colours.

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 100 & 1000s cocktail ($16.90)

Almighty Princess and I were set to order desserts, so it occurred to me that the Pistachio Ice-Cream ($10) appeared to look classic on their menu, so what we did best is order it. However, something about the presentation didn’t seem right. I felt like it didn’t have its own identity and it was chilling to see it look like this. But the scoop and half ice-cream had flavours of pistachio, fig & honey and buried undernealth berry coulis with fresh crushed pistachio nuts which made me ask for more.

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 Pistachio Ice-Cream ($10)

It’s hard not to love the Flaming Chocolate Tarte ($10) on a Friday night, especially if your dessert gives you a front-row seat to see it go on FIRE. Which mine did. I’m a sucker for the quirky tricks and creative spirit when a restaurant offers this kind of ingredient.

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 Flaming Chocolate Tarte ($10) 

This chocolate tarte is a really decadent and it’s so entertaining to witness my dessert in flames. The tart filling is an absolute delight and will make your your mouth water with semi-sweet chocolate, and sweet pastry. Add a spoonful of vanilla ice-cream to lighten the rich texture, but create a creamy flavour.

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Never thought I’d be happy that my dessert would go up in flames. 

There’s an array of flavours and textures in Onyx’s menu. For me though, the soul of the menu is in the cocktails and nibbles. From the minute I walked upstairs and noticed the fairy lights, my heart instantly skipped a beat. I naturally started thinking this place is a hot spot in every sense for Newtown with chilled, classy interior and cosy seats. Onyx Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is great for after work drinks and can easily turn it into a romantic date.

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Photos by Vanny Tang

Disclaimer: Nessy Eater attended as a guest with $100 voucher,  thanks to Onyx Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.

Opinions are however, Nessy Eater’s own.

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12 thoughts on “Onyx Lounge- Newtown Stations Secret Cocktail Life

    Chris @ MAB vs Food said:
    September 23, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Oh my gosh that deep fried Brie with melty inside!! YUM

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      So worth your tastebuds! 😀

    Cassie | Journey from Within said:
    September 24, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    My the cocktails all do look so good!! 😀 Fairy floss please! 😀
    But I’m loving the chocolate tart, I mean come on, flame on a tart – totally!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 25, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      Can’t forget that fairy floss cocktail!

      Oh that chocolate tart literally went in flames 😛

    ChopinandMysaucepan said:
    September 25, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Dear Vanny,

    That fried brie looks so freaking sexy.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 25, 2014 at 4:34 PM

      Haha! Sexy indeed! You got to witness the melted cheese yourself. Your mind will explode! 😀

    Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said:
    September 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Omg deep fried brie!! Eat all the melted cheese!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 25, 2014 at 4:34 PM

      That’s why I had to order another round of these babies 😀

    gourmetgetaway said:
    September 26, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Their styling and presentation is impressive! Especially the cocktails!

    Gourmet Getaways

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 26, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      You’re so dame right! This place is mind-blowing romantic when you walk in.

    Amanda @ Gourmanda said:
    September 29, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Oh, how I wish I wasn’t on a no-alcohol diet! These cocktails look amazing!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      September 29, 2014 at 9:53 PM

      Now that is unheard of! No-alcohol diet…hmm…I think I will pass 😛

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