FOOD

 

Welcome to Avi’s Kantini at The Bank. A Middle Eastern dining experience in the heart of an iconic Newtown pub.

 

Flavours you wouldn't expect in a beer garden. Spicy Zataar Margi's, burgers inspired by the streets of Turkey, pides paired with pints of beer and traditional style pitas to soak up the night. 

 

Whether you are after a hearty Sunday hangover feast, a quick work lunch, some pre- dancefloor fuel or a late-night pick-me-up, we have plenty of delicious menu options for you. Why wait for the kebab on the way home? Get stuck into our late-night menu while you're on your last round. 

 

We do boujee banquets on a pub budget. 

Book a table or just come on through. We can find you a nice place to sit in the best Newtown beer garden and walk you through all of our dining options to suit whatever your heart (and tummy) desires. 

 

Our Sunday banquets are even BETTER because we throw in a cocktail jug or a bottle of wine too. End your week on a high note and roll on out of The Bank. 

 

Book a table via the book now button.

MEZE

 

Turkish Lamb Flatbread, hot pepper paste, baba ganoush, lemon | $22 


House Made Dips, muhammara, taramasalata, chilli feta, pita bread (v) | $12


Chickpea Falafel, muhammara, pomegranate (vg) | $12

 
Meze Plate, dolma, olives, grilled & pickled vegetables, fresh fruit (v) | $18


Crispy Fried Whitebait, Aleppo pepper, saffron aioli, lemon (gf, df) | $20

 
Spicy Lamb Sausage, hummus, chilli oil, pomegranate (gf, df) | $18

 

Beef & Sujuk Kofte, tomato sauce, feta (add pita bread $2) (nf) | $20


Spiced Crispy Chicken Wings, pistachio, walnuts, almonds, honey | $20


Chips, za’atar, ketchup (vg, df) | $10


Sweet Potato Wedges, za’atar, ketchup (vg) | $14

 

add garlic toum | $2

 

PITAS & BURGERS

 

Falafel Pita, tabouli, pickles, cabbage, garlic toum, baba ganoush (vg) | $16


Sesame Fried Chicken Pita, tabouli, pickles, cabbage, garlic toum, baba ganoush | $18


Islak Beef Burger  (nf) | $18

 
add chips +$4 

PIDE

all served with pickles, red cabbage & sumac onion salad

 

Roasted Mushroom Pide, leek, garlic, goats cheese (v) | $20 


Curried Potato, Okra, Turkish chilli, dill and smoked almond (v) | $20


Spicy Beef, egg, caramelised onion, shallots (nf/df) |  $22 

 

 

MAINS

 

Grilled Half Chicken, spicy potatoes, grilled tomatoes & peppers, jus (nf, df, gf) | $26

 
Charred Lamb Shish, yoghurt, pickled hot chillies, sumac onion salad (gf, nf) | $24 

 

Harissa Glazed Cauliflower, white bean hummus, cherry tomato, pickled onions, rocket, sumac dressing  (vg) | $22


Chickpea Salad, burnt peppers, sundried tomato, fiery paprika dressing, fresh herbs, feta (vg) | $18

vegan option available on request


Crispy Skin Salmon, warm lentil salad, sumac dressing, lemon (df/gf/nf) | $32

 

Rump Steak 250g, fried sprouts, baba ganoush, date & cinnamon jus, (df/gf/nf) | $32

 

 

Orange and Pistachio Semolina Cake (v) | $5 ea

 

 

 

 

v - vegetarian | vg - vegan | gf - gluten free | df - dairy free | nf - nut free

 

BANQUET

 

 

Go big or go home. The Avi's Banquet is an absolute crowd-pleaser. At just $40 per person, you can treat yourself to a feast fit for royalty. 


Round up your mates for a huge Sunday Feast in the garden. On Sundays we throw in a cocktail jug or bottle of wine, you know, in case it's a hair of the dog situation - we got you covered.

 

Banquets are a minimum 2pax. Come hungry!

BANQUET 1

$40 pp, min 2 ppl

 

House Made Dips

muhammara, taramasalata, chilli feta, pita bread

 

Crispy Fried Whitebait

Aleppo pepper, saffron aoili, lemon


Grilled Chicken 

spicy potatoes, grilled tomatoes & peppers, jus

 

Side Plate

tabouli, red cabbage, pickles, garlic toum, za'atar chips

 

Orange & Pistachio Semolina Cake

 

 

BANQUET 2 [vg]

$40 pp, min 2 ppl

 

House Made Dips

muhammara, hommus, baba ganoush, pita bread

 

Chickpea Falafel

muhammara, pomegranate

 

Harissa Glazed Cauliflower

white bean hummus, cherry tomatoes, pickled onion, rocket, sumac dressing

 

Side Plate

tabouli, red cabbage, pickles, garlic toum, za'atar chips


Orange & Pistachio Semolina Cake

Avi's Hours

 

Monday to Tuesday - 12.00pm to 3.00pm & 5.00pm to 9.00pm
 

Wednesday to Friday - 12.00pm to 3.00pm & 5.00pm to 10.00pm
 

Saturday - 12.00pm to 10.00pm
 

Sunday - 12.00pm to 9.00pm