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New pub alert: Wooly Bay Hotel, Woolloomooloo Sydney

Wooly Bay Hotel Sydney 1

Completely refurbed with a new Mediterranean restaurant and swanky new rooftop, the Wooly’s back – and just in time for summer. Situated opposite the famed Woolloomooloo Wharf and enjoying gun-barrel views of Andrew Boy Charlton Pool and Sydney Harbour, the three-storied 1800’s landmark has undergone a dramatic $14 million dollar transformation that all-the-while paid homage to the property’s celebrated history, tranquil surrounds and beloved neighbourhood community.  A little bit cosy, a little bit to-be-seen and the rest a little bit ‘the Med’, the new pub’s the perfect combination of all the things you want from a new space to eat and drink the afternoon-away in. Unsurprising when you consider the pub’s been nominated for the 2022 Eat Drink Design Awards. The Woolly Bay Hotel’s food and beverage options are sequenced over three levels beginning with the ground floor public bar, which resembles a cosy at-home lounge atmosphere and boasts floor-to-ceiling French doors opening onto Cowper Wharf Roadway and overlooking the waterfront.  For more and to book, head to the Wooly Bay Hotel’s website

Glebe favourite The Toxteth pub gets an upmarket refresh

Toxteth dining room

Occupying a prime position on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Ferry Road for almost a century, The Toxteth recently underwent an update. Glebe’s beloved local has long been the pub of choice for catching up with friends and family over drinks and good food with live music. In late 2018, The Toxteth, or The Tocky as it’s known by locals, was given a makeover. Retaining its rustic exposed brick walls, The Tocky has been fitted out with plush leather banquettes, leather paneling on the bar, copper fixtures, and timber finishes, all set around a soft neutral olive colour palette. The courtyard now features a retractable roof, making it a viable dining option regardless of the season. To accompany the new decor, the food and beverage menu has also undergone a new look. The Tocky’s classic rump steak and chicken schnitzel remain, however they’re now joined by new plant-based options. The vegetarian and vegan fare ranges from delightfully crispy popcorn cauliflower and Italian-inspired mushroom arancini to kelp noodle salad with salt and pepper tofu or a variety of hot bowls. If you’re visiting on a Saturday, join ‘Sienna’s Brunch Club’, a bottomless Bellini brunch. For the first time, The Toxteth is serving cocktails and mocktails. The Gins and Roses is a beautifully balanced floral option, while the Espresso Martini on tap from the Lexington Hill Collection is sure to be a millennial favourite. The range of cocktail carafes provide the perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon with friends, and the lychee and passion fruit… Read More