Tag: Coogee Bay Hotel

A place to eat in Coogee: Marra Bar & Grill

Coogee Bay Hotel Sydney

As the leaves turn and we welcome the cooler, more reflective seasons of autumn and winter, the Coogee Bay Hotel proudly unveils its latest culinary delights at the renowned Marra Bar & Grill. This eagerly anticipated menu refresh aligns perfectly with the launch of the “Quintessentially Coogee” campaign, a heartfelt initiative designed to reward patrons and cement the hotel’s deep-rooted allegiance to its local community. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Coogee and boasting unparalleled views of its iconic beach, Marra Bar & Grill has long stood as a beacon of exceptional dining. This season’s offerings bring to the table an enriched palette of flavors, starting with perfectly seared Scallops atop a rustic blend of crushed peas and potato scallops – a true homage to autumn’s bounty. The curated Charcuterie Board, with its fine selection of Ortiz anchovies, delicately shaved jamón, and De Palma salami, along with marinated olives and pickles, provides the perfect shareable feast for those crisp coastal evenings. Continuing with the theme of comforting classics, the menu features the heartwarming Bangers & Mash—pork & fennel sausages served over a bed of silky colcannon and finished with a mustard jus. The oven-roasted half chicken, accompanied by kipfler potatoes seasoned with thyme and parmesan, captures the essence of home-cooked warmth. For those seeking a more refined touch to the traditional pub fare, the Wagyu Burger offers a gourmet twist, and the zesty Chicken Wings, served with a cooling ranch dressing, promise to tantalize the taste buds. Seafood lovers are not forgotten, with the Casarecce… Read More

How to celebrate Coogee Bay Hotel’s 150th birthday

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Need another reason for a Sunday sesh? Then, look no further. The Garden at Coogee Bay Hotel for an epic party that’s sure to be one for the history books for their 150th birthday celebration. The event promises a range of exciting activities, including live music and DJs, a special kids’ corner with face painting and balloon animals, delicious food and drink specials, and a massive birthday cake to cap it all off. This milestone celebration marks the start of a year-long extravaganza, divided into three distinct phases, that will showcase the hotel’s rich history, current vibrant spirit, and ambitious future plans. The first phase, ‘The Legacy,’ will run from February to April, followed by ‘Forever Young’ from May to August, and ‘Many Happy Returns’ from September to November. So, if sun-soaked bevs with an ocean view are up your alley, then head to the Coogee Bay Hotel website for more

Sydney’s Coogee Bay Hotel hosts Bottomless Seaside Session – the ultimate Sunday sesh

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Because no one wants the weekend to end, Coogee Bay Hotel’s new Seaside Sessions as of January is the ultimate excuse to indulge in sumptuous eats, bottomless drinks, and breathtaking beach views.  Every Sunday, the Balcony Bar transforms into a seaside paradise of live music, delicious 10-course share menu, and 90 minutes of unlimited Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Peroni, Mimosas, and more. Plus, with its prime location perched above the hotel’s famous garden, you’ll have the best seat in the house (if not all of Coogee) to soak up the sunny vibes.  It’s not a walk-in thing, though. With a predetermined menu and gastronomic experience in-wait for you, you’ll have to sign up to try the bite-sized treats; try the tender pork belly bites with refreshing pea tendrils, tart pickled apple, and rich brandy jus. For a taste of the sea, dig into the succulent blue swimmer crab with orecchiette and a kick of lemon and chilli. And for a hearty main, enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth Josper grilled beef brisket with velvety whipped sweet potato, refreshing minted zucchini, and a generous drizzle of bourbon jus. That’s just some of the offerings on this delectable menu.  When: Sundays Time: 11:30am – late Where: Balcony Bar Cost: $129pp Menu: See menuBookings: coogeebayhotel.com.au/whats-on/seaside-sessions

Sydney pub to try this summer: Coogee Bay Hotel

Coogee Bay Hotel garden

As the days draw longer and the moment – whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner– calls for an ocean breeze, great food and a cold beverage. So if whiling away the day on the sand and surf isn’t your vibe, then a trip to the iconic Coogee Bay Hotel, where the locals’ local has given its menu a spring clean in preparation for summer, might be just right? The Marra Bar & Grill is a sprawling indoor/outdoor light-filled restaurant and bar that offers everything from upscale eats to curated cocktails and even a kids’ menu, headed by internationally renowned Executive Chef, Nathan Tillot. Among the standouts on the newly revamped menu are Josper grilled meats and fish, juicy burgers, a gourmet grazing board, rotisserie salmon salad, extensive share menus, and tempting desserts. Or is a grill aesthetic isn’t your thing, they go green, too. The Coogee Bay Hotel garden might be it. During the daylight hours you can tip your head towards the sun, order a craft beer and some flavourful fare, and bid farewell to any commitments for the rest of the day at this right-on-the-beach favourite. Cabanas for up to 15 people are now available to book, but you’ll want to be fast! You could simply order a watermelon margarita, a bottle of prosecco, or a glass of sauvignon blanc and enjoy some live music as you kick back amongst the ocean scenery. But don’t forgo delicious eats – the from-scratch kitchen turns out lunch and dinner including wagyu beef burgers, fish and… Read More