Celebrating the classics in a contemporary way.

Mode Kitchen & Bar in Sydney’s CBD strikes the perfect balance between casual bistro and fine dining.  A welcoming restaurant setting with a touch of glamour; friendly service with polish; and an uncomplicated menu which embodies great cooking and delicious flavours.


Pull up a plush barstool at the stunning central bar.

Allow Mode Kitchen & Bar’s talented bartenders to pour you a pre-dinner drink and fix you a snack. The extensive drinks menu focuses on local wines by the glass, small batch spirits, and a shortlist of signature classic cocktails executed exceptionally well, with minimal but fresh garnishes.


Mode Kitchen & Bar brings together some of Sydney’s finest talent, in both the kitchen and the dining room. People with passion and pride, heart and soul – just like our food.

Mode Kitchen & Bar

Francesco Mannelli

Executive Chef

Francesco Mannelli is a specialist in creating simple yet technically brilliant, delicious dishes which hero fresh, seasonal produce. Originally from Florence, Francesco has more than 20 years’ experience in some of the best restaurants in Australia and Italy, including the past decade in hatted Sydney restaurants, such as Balla, Est. and Bistrode CBD.

April Shen

Mode Chef de Cuisine

With a working history in some of Sydney’s most lively kitchens, April Shen has been with Four Seasons Hotel Sydney for over eight years as Chef de Cuisine. Highly experienced, and skilled across the hospitality sector, April specialises in menu creation and execution of MODE Kitchen & Bar’s signature dishes. 

Quentin Zerr

Restaurant Pastry Chef

Jasper Puzon

Restaurant Manager

Mode Kitchen & Bar

This could be you

Various Positions

We are seeking passionate and talented people to join our restaurant team in various roles. If this sounds like you, email your CV to hello@modekitchenandbar.com.au.


We celebrate technique in the kitchen, craftsmanship on the table and produce on the plate.

Every dish has its own story to tell – from the origin of a local ingredient and its producer, to a special technique applied in the kitchen, and even to the plate itself. Ask our Mode Kitchen & Bar team about our hand-crafted high-fired stoneware plates made by Melbourne’s Robert Gordon or the secrets to our 400’C woodfire oven.


Simplicity sings when it comes to our cocktails. We let the flavours do the talking.

Our bartenders at Mode Kitchen & Bar will tell you, when it comes to cocktails, they adore the classics – taking something timeless and adding their own subtle modern twist. The result is a shortlist of signature classic cocktails executed exceptionally well, using only the finest ingredients and with minimal but fresh garnishes.


It’s always happening at Mode Kitchen & Bar.

From daily offers to special events, we love finding a reason to celebrate and extend unique offers to make your dining experience a fine one.

Whether we’re participating in the many events on Sydney’s calendar – Good Food Month, Vivid Sydney in Circular Quay, Melbourne Cup or the Smooth Festival of Chocolate in The Rocks – or simply putting something a little different on the menu for the moment, we like to keep it interesting.

Photos are for reference only. The menu changes regularly due to seasonality.