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Meet the Chef

Head Chef Kieren Smith has spent many years in commercial kitchens, working across the globe in many top restaurants. His unique, fresh and seasonal approach to food and menu planning has been the driving force behind the many delightful dishes at The Stinking Bishops over the past 4 years.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Michael Mashman

Average price $55 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 277 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Mika V.
    Mika V.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Staff were very warm and helpful with the many cheese options on the menu & food was amazing!! Try the house made soda if you're not a big wine drinker

  2. Mira H.
    Mira H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing cheese selection, the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.

  3. Amber M.
    Amber M.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing night. The staff were so lovely, accommodating and helpful. Plus phenomenal cheese, meat and wine. Couldn't fault it.

  4. Shirley X.
    Shirley X.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food and meat board was really great. Staff were helpful in helping us choose what cheese and meats we wanted. Would suggest to go with slightly more people so you can try more different cheeses! Slightly on the expensive side but would go again (just can't afford to go often)

  5. Andrea F.
    Andrea F.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    good vibe, great diversity of cheese meats and wine. Cheese servings a bit small to be honest but the diversity of what they can offer is really good

  6. Andrea F.
    Andrea F.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Good vibe certainly going back

  7. Rachel K.
    Rachel K.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    I thoroughly enjoyed the selection of cheeses and meats on offer that day. The wine recommended to us was also very suitable with our dishes. Delicious, looking forward to my next visit!

  8. Rachel K.
    Rachel K.
    • 8 reviews
    8.75/10

    The cheese and meat platters, and mushroom tart were delicious! The red wine the waiter suggested was also lovely and complimented our platter selection. Great place! Can't wait to visit again!

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    7.25/10

    Loved cheese platter and desserts, didn't like the main dishes as much. Lamb shoulder wasn't as good as I had expected it would be for the price they charge and the other main dish didn't have much flavour. Drinks were also very average, I tried 3 different drinks. Would still go back for cheese and dessert and trying more of their drinks.

  10. Vita C.
    Vita C.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Amazing food, service and atmosphere

  11. Kirsty H.
    Kirsty H.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    We really loved this place! Being huge cheesaholics we were thrilled to be sitting at the Bar where all the cheese platter prep was being done. Very informative and interesting. Similarly for the cold meat platter option. We will definitely be coming back.....there are so many more cheeses to try!!!

  12. Martin D.
    Martin D.
    • 7 reviews
    9.25/10

    We had a great lunch here. The service was friendly and fun and the staff know their meats and cheeses. Their beautiful cellar has something to compliment every selection. Just opposite the Enmore, it is a great place to sit, eat, drink and watch the Newton crowd stroll by. We'll be back for sure and soon !

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    9.5/10

    Fantastic service, great selection of cheese, amazing wine. Beef cheeks were amazing!

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 254 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great selection of cheeses and wine. Highly recommended

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    9.75/10

    The Mac n Cheese is a highlight!

  16. David K.
    David K.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    This place is a gem! The selection of meats and cheese are to the die for. Asked for a recommendation and got some of the tastiest cheeses! Thank you!

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    10/10

    Cheese and cured ham lovers should definitely try

  18. Chez R.
    Chez R.
    • one review
    10/10

    I am a long term resident of Newtown/Enmore .. and have very cynical views about “pop-up” cafes and restaurants .. BUT .. the STINKING BISHOPS .. is a definite POP-IN location .. highly recommended but book first to avoid disappointment

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    8.5/10

    Everything was delicious. Waitress made an error with a drink recommendation but otherwise excellent.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    10/10

    Fav spot for cheese and meats

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How to get to the restaurant

63-71 Enmore Road, 2042, Newtown, Australia

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About the restaurant

Cheesy goodness

Wine & Cheese. The two go hand in hand. And Sydney’s food scene is taking note. Fromageries, wine bars and hybrids of the two are popping up in pockets all over town. The Stinking Bishops is a Newtown cheesemonger-cum-wine bar. Named after a British washed rind cheese, legendary for its hefty pong you won’t find great big glass displays of cheese here. What you will find is a wall of Australian and imported cheese and staff willing to have a chat about them. The eat in menu showcases the cheese products in exciting ways. Take for example their spin on a croque monsieur, made with Gruyere, Barossa Valley smoked wagyu, house-made pickles and horseradish mayonnaise or the the slow-cooked beef cheeks with manchego and creamed corn. More simple options such as cheese and charcuterie boards are also part of the mix. Match these with local wines and you’re in for one perfect cheesy evening. This place is like Willy Wonka’s factory, but for cheese lovers - and it will make all of your fromage dreams come true.

Best dish: mushroom 'Mr Crispy' sandwich - field mushrooms, enoki, thyme mayo and taleggio Cheese

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