Avido Restaurant and Wine Garden

This new bar was featured in the March edition of Bartender magazine.

438 Oxford Street
Paddington, Sydney

The team at Avido began their journey in late 2010, with the aim of bring a ‘new style of culinary service’ to Paddington. The Italian or Spanish translation of Avido is ‘hungry, greedy or thirsty’, and the name is said to reflect their owners desire to offer a place where sharing great food, wine and conversation is easy and fun. Head Chef, Jamie Thomas, brings a world of experience to the site and has brought with him some tantalizing treats to share over a good glass of vino. Matt Woods, well known for his dynamic creativity at Bloodwood, is responsible for the exciting visual force that has been developed at Avido. Ian Summers, proprietor of Avido is exciting about the new venue and what it will bring to the drinking and dining scene. “It’s exciting [finally] seeing what has been months and months of planning now actually begin to take shape is exciting”.


With some hot summer days of late Summer’s thinks that the wine garden has been a great addition, “The wine garden is going to be an amazing setting for people to soak up the Sydney summer.” With an array of Champagne and white or red to choose from it should be pretty easy to find a little spot to tuck away for an hour or two. The 2008 Bertani Soave classico from Verona, Italy would be a great match for the Tempura zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta; or a glass of the ’07 Zenato Valpolicella Classico Superiore should sit pretty well with 300-day grain fed Rangers Valley skirt steak. If you’re not eating, then a few glasses of the Tasmanian Holm Oak moscato should hold you well.

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