Darlinghurst pub The Strand will celebrate its 100th birthday with a new lease of life thanks to Public Hospitality.
The group has embarked on am ambitious renovation which will see the location encompass a hotel, French bistro and rooftop bar at its completion this winter.
“As Darlinghurst continues its evolution seen over recent years, we believe in the potential, growth and revitalisation of the local area,” says Peter Crinis, Public Hospitality executive director.
“With The Strand’s opening, we want to offer something that leans on the charm, history and character of the building and neighbourhood right on the fringe of Sydney’s bustling city, while creating something new and fresh for locals and travellers.”
The Strand Bistro has already swung open its doors on the ground floor of the four-level venue and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Head Chef Alex Kavanagh has taken the traditional route with the menu, which sees caviar, steak frites, duck leg pie and a Gruyere burger all make an appearance alongside a wine list that highlights local producers and makers from France.
The venue also has a 49-bottle whisky list and signature cocktails such as the Charlie Chaplin with sloe gin, apricot brandy and lime juice and the French Tart, which sees vodka combined with elderflower liqueur and rosemary.
A rooftop bar is slated to open in the coming months, which will offer food and drinks along with a revolving DJ line up.
Public Hospitality’s is currently working on a host of other Sydney venues, including The Town Hall in Balmain and The Camelia Grove in Alexandria, which will relaunch in the coming year.
The group is focused on restoring heritage buildings and creating spaces that offer a range of boutique experiences to locals and tourists from accommodation to dining.