Welcome to The Trading Circle

The Trading Circle



Our chefs are serving up an array of delicious meals from their homelands - enjoy Russian sweets, a Ukrainain breakfast, an Iraqi lunch and a Syrian dinner all in the one space. We now have two shops neighbouring each other which allows us to serve a more extensive menu across two kitchens and has given us a beautiful courtyard with plenty of seating.

We have just farewelled our amazing chefs, aka Syriana Traditional Cuisine, from our 8 week program and we will soon have a new family of chefs joining us in the kitchen. Our teams of chefs are taking a well deserved break whch means our buffet lunch and dinner will not be served the weekends of 19th to 21st April or 26th to 28th April. Buffet dinners and lunches will resume Friday 3rd May so watch this space!

See our landing page for opening hours over the Easter break and below for regular hours. Breakfast

Iraqi, Ukrainian & Russian cuisine

Tuesdays to Fridays: 7am to 3pm

Saturday: 8am to 12pm

Sunday: 9am to 12pm


Iraqi, Ukrainian & Russian cuisine

Tuesdays to Fridays: 12pm to 3pm

Syrian cuisine

Saturday to Sunday: 12pm to 3pm



Friday to Saturday: 6pm to 10pm

Bakery & Coffee

Iraqi, Russian & Ukrainian treats & Sacred Grounds Coffee

Tuesdays to Fridays: 7am to 3pm

Saturday: 8am to 3pm

Sunday: 9am to 3pm

Licensed Bar

The Temperance Society

Friday to Saturday: 6pm to 10pm

We are excited to announce a new collaboration with our neighbours from down the street, everyones favourite bar, The Temperance Society!

Temperance will be joining the party on Friday and Saturday nights where you can expect the same friendly faces serving beer, wine and cocktails that have been inspired by the ingredients used by our FBW chefs.

They will also be mentoring those of refugee and asylum seeker background in bar work, customer service and general hospitality throughout the year which means that we can extend our program to even more people and have them gain a broader set of skills.

BYO is only available for lunch - no corkage fee.


• Phone : 02 9798 0373

• Email: tradingcirclesydney@goodshep.org.au

• Address: 24 - 26 Lackey St, Summer Hill, NSW


Q) Can I make a reservation?

A) We now take bookings for both lunch and dinner - contact us by phone or email to make a reservation.

Q) Do you offer BYO?

A) BYO is available for lunch only and there is no corkage fee. For dinner we have The Temperance Society operating their bar in our courtyard where you can buy wine, beer and cocktails inspired by the traditional ingredients and spices used by our chefs.

Q) Do you offer vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options?

A) We do our best to cater for most dietary requirements whilst trying to remain true to the original recipes that the chefs have brought from their home countries. Currently our lunch and dinner menu is mostly vegan and gluten free. Our bakery has a few options that are vegan or gluten free. Our baristas use Fair Trade and Organic coffee from Sacred Grounds and have full cream, skim, soy, almond and coconut milk on offer.

Q) Do you do catering?

A) Yes, we do catering for external events and also offer our venue to hire for functions. Our chefs catering menus offer canapes, buffet style, desserts and more.

We have hosted small and large events including birthdays, reunions, fundraisers and staff parties. Contact us by email or phone for more details or to request menus.