New group on the block the people_ have re-launched The Norfolk Hotel in Sydney’s Redfern.

The two-level venue, now named The Norfolk House & Hotel, has undergone a revamp which has seen the outdoor courtyard transformed into a ‘backyard’ with a $25,000 16-spit barbecue.

“We’ll be firing it up daily with a varied menu of Australian favourites using quality seafood, meats and veggies to reflect the diverse multicultural community we have in Australia,” says Group Chef Sam Bull.

“We want people to feel relaxed, and at home in our house just like at any gathering in your mate’s backyard.”

In addition to the barbecue, the kitchen will offer a menu available throughout the venue which will cover a Sunday roast alongside LP’s bbq prawn and smoked pork sausages, sandwiches, salads and pub classics such as burgers, schnitzel and T-bone steak.

The Garden Room overlooks the courtyard and features room for group bookings with the downstairs area anchored by a bar and original fireplace.

Beverage Director Tim Philips-Johansson has curated a drinks list that sees fizzy, white, red, rose and orange wines available by the glass or bottle along with cocktails covering a jalapeno mojito and a banana mule, to name a few.

Level one will operate as a communal co-working space during the day before transforming into a live music space after 5pm.

The venue will also launch a Spanish wine bar and bottle shop downstairs with a local operator.

Official opening date to be announced shortly.

Image credits: Kitti Gould