The 3 Weeds Hotel in Sydney’s inner west is undergoing a renovation this winter which will see the restaurant and bar integrated to form The Conservatory.

The Conservatory will seat up to 76 people for lunch and dinner. The roof will be removed to draw in more light and the adjacent courtyard will be converted into a garden with tables for 10-12. The existing living room space will be converted into The Terraces, a series of dining rooms for eight to 32 people.

A decade after leaving the venue, chef and restaurateur, Darrell Felstead, has returned and will work in the kitchen alongside head chef Nathan Jackson, creating modern share-style menus.

The main bar will retain its rustic look and feel while also gaining more dining spaces for groups. The front bar will be redesigned to follow a similar line and its adjacent enoteca will provide a space for functions and wine tastings.

Established in 1881 as the Rose, Shamrock & Thistle, the site’s exterior will also be stripped back in a nod to the pub’s heritage.

Rod Faucheux, director at loopcreative, explains: “Over its long history, The 3 Weeds has had a very colourful life. With the latest renovations we’re aiming to capture and celebrate the traditions of the old, while re-positioning the pub for its future so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

The renovations – overseen by Sydney-based design studio, loopcreative – are expected to be completed by October 2017 and the pub will remain open throughout.


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