Duke of Clarence Sydney food

English pubs your thing? Then The Duke of Clarence is one to know

The Duke of Clarence, a 19th century-inspired English tavern by Mikey Enright and Julian Train that will open next Monday 4 December. Put it in the diary.

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Nestled in the alleyway next to the duo’s award-winning bar, The Barber Shop, The Duke of Clarence will offer a quintessentially British experience in Sydney’s CBD, with all the bells n’ whistles you’d expect from an English inspired tavern.

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They do drinks, they do food and they do it well, honing in on their list of bevs that has been meticulously researched and passionately developed. To put it into perspective, there is a 500-strong line-up of spirits (80% from the British aisles), alongside great sherries, ports and British sparkling wines, like Wiston Estate Cuvee Vintage Brut.

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If heavier varietals are more your speed, there is a heavy focus on cask ale, with beer being served from ornate English-made taps, next to bottled British beers and ciders. The guys have also sourced all six vintage Pimms products from the 1960s and 70s, allowing guests the rare chance to enjoy the full range, no longer produced in its entirety.

When it comes to food, the Duke knows what’s up. He works with head chef David Penistone to create a short and snappy shared food menu, inspired by British pub classics with an Australian taste.

With winners like potted crab with soda bread and butter; fish finger sandwich, made with fresh blue eyed cod, tartare sauce and salad; roast bone marrow with sourdough and parsley salad; and the classic scotch egg with hot English mustard, it’s traditionally-yet-contemporarily awesome. The pub will also open for lunch and serve Sunday roasts from early 2018.

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The pub is named after the Duke of Clarence, who went on to become King William IV, monarch of England. His reign saw several powerful reforms – the poor law was updated, child labour restricted, slavery abolished in nearly all the British Empire and the British electoral system refashioned by the Reform Act 1832. Clarence Street was named after him, and now, he even has a Sydney pub in his honour.

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The Duke of Clarence

Opens Monday 4 December

Laneway 152, 156 Clarence Street, Sydney

Monday – Saturday, 4pm – 2am

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