Paddington’s The Unicorn hotel is reopening its doors after undergoing a revitalisation by some of Australia’s leading hospitality professionals.

The venue, launching on 15 December, was bought by Mary’s business partner Kenny Graham, Young Henrys co-owner Oscar McMahon and Porteno’s Elvis Abrahanowicz back in September and the team has been working with The Unicorn’s co-owner Jake Smyth to give it a new look and feel.

Smyth told Good Food, “It’s not a craft beer pub, or gastropub or any of that … it’s just a proper Aussie pub.”

VB, Carlton, Reschs, Young Henrys and other local beers are on tap, while the food menu includes pub favourites like the weekly roast, mixed grill and vegetable lasagne as well as a Mary’s burger and an O’Connor hanger steak.

Wines will be all natural and all Australian, with from the glass offerings starting at $8.

Earlier this month, Merivale swung open the doors to The Paddington, which it acquired in February 2014.

“We are extremely excited to open in Paddington,” Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes said before the launch. “I have very fond memories of what Oxford Street used to be and we are looking forward to bringing some of that magic back to such an iconic part of Sydney.”

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