After being taken oven by Goodtime Hospitality, East Village Sydney has unveiled two of its three bespoke new offerings.
The building’s four levels have been renovated and reinvigorated as part of the takeover, and the new Public Bar and Athletic Club are now open to the public.
The Public Bar is located on the ground floor of the 100 year old Darlinghurst institution, where general manager Lee Potter Cavanagh has compiled the wine list which includes a collection of cellar wines by the glass. Written up on a hanging wine board, the weekly selection becomes illuminated as each wine becomes available to purchase; the offering changing throughout the course of a day.
Along with a more extensive list of wines by the glass and the bottle, Cavanagh and bar manager Reece Griffiths have developed a range of wine-based cocktails which include Coke de Rhone (Rhone-style red wine, PS cherry cola, fancy ice); She & T (Fino sherry, tonic, citrus olieo, blenderino) and Backyard Americano (regal rogue bold red, organic 25 bitter, mulberry vinegar, fizz).
Head chef Graham Johns and executive chef Tom Kime have produced a menu that features classic, recognisable dishes with a modern interpretation. Menu items include roast free range pork belly with tamarind caramel; spiced cauliflower with mint, pomegranate and pine nuts; half roast chicken with sweetcorn, shallots, roasted heirloom tomato, basil and crispy bread; grilled flank steak with dragoncello, house-made straw fries and salad; and roast hake fillet with spicy green lentils and pickled cucumber salad.
The Athletic Club is two flights above and features darkened panelling, worn leather seats shaped into booths, a bespoke poker table and sporting memorabilia. The drinks list heroes dark spirit cocktails and boilermakers. Highlights include the Cold Buttered (whisky, Pepe Saya syrup, walnut bitters, sesame); Prescription (rye, cognac, quinine cordial, peach bitters) and for the boilermakers, Nomad Jet Lag IPA & Rye, and Bridge Road Robust Porter & English style rum.
The third and final space, Terrace, will open in November – a 100 square metre rooftop with views of the CBD skylines in Sydney.
Purchased in April 2016, East Village Sydney marks the second pub to the Goodtime Hospitality Group, co-founded by James Bodel and Locky Paech who recently completed the extensive refurbishment of the West Village in Petersham.
The Athletic Club
The Athletic Club
Grilled flank steak, straw fries, rocket salad
?Israeli couscous salad
Roast hake fillet with lentils
The Public Bar