There’s something about Bloody Mary’s. An obsession for the drink led to the opening of Blood Mary’s in Darlinghurst with a solid list of creative Blood Mary’s to tempt and satisfy with one very special ingredient: all the tomato juice is blended fresh, in house using their own recipe.
Bloody Mary’s is the brainchild of owner Cinta Rockey which she runs with her husband Jeremy. Together, they have created a vibrant and casual venue, part bar, part American style diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There is seating indoors, outdoors and along a cosy courtyard that catches the morning and early afternoon sun with a retractable roof if the weather is unkind.
Stars and Stripes
The decor is accented some with red, white and blue with lounges, banquettes with a communal circular table fitted out with astroturf cubes in the courtyard. The venue is available for functions and the courtyard with a retractable roof can accommodate 50 persons.
Hungover? In need of hair of the dog, or just plain hungry? Let’s start with the Bloody Mary’s.
With the secret in house-made tomato juice, you’re in for a taste sensation like no other. The freshness, texture and flavour of the juice enhance the drinks and are most like a whole food. Don’t be alarmed that the colour of the drink is paler than you know. This mix has no additives and packs a punch.
Classic Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria
The Classic Bloody Mary ($14) with Ketel One Vodka is savoury with a good hit of spice and a good kick. Just what you need to get started. The Don Julio Blanco Tequila is on show in the Bloody Maria ($16) with lime and celery garnish. The two drinks are full of flavour but for an extra kick, you can add more heat from the chilli wall sauces such as Tabasco, Frank’s RedHot or Hot Samoan Boys.
Bloody Caesar, Bloody Hell
On the other extreme, don’t miss the Bloody Caesar ($22) which is the only Bloody Mary on the list that does not feature the housemade tomato juice. Here Clamato juice and vodka are served with cos lettuce, shrimp and bacon.
Bloody Hell Garnish
The star of the menu is the Bloody Hell ($25) made with chilli-infused vodka served with a shrimp, slider and spicy buffalo wing. Surprisingly, it doesn’t have the same spicy kick as the Bloody Cesar but here you’re left to create your own version of hell with the condiments.
In addition to the signature Bloody Mary’s the drinks list has a range of cocktails, wines, cider and beers with Asahi on tap.
The Hangover Cure
Food doesn’t take backstage to the drink with quality ingredients that shine through. The Hangover Cure with Spicy Baked Beans, Bacon, Chorizo, Poached Eggs on Sourdough Toast ($25) lives up to its name with perfectly soft poached eggs, flavoursome chorizo, fresh beans that are sweet and spicy and crispy bacon plus five half slices of sourdough toast. Share it between two or just indulge ina guilt-free breakfast with the Bloody Hell Mary.
Breakfast and brunch will lure you out of bed but Bloody Mary’s also serves a lunch and dinner menu with a nod to Americana.
The moreish Jalapeno Poppers ($9), crisp and filled with cream cheese are served with a Ranch dressing with Frank’s RedHot Sauce on top. These are a great nibble to have with drinks or while deciding which dishes to order.
Catch of the Day
The Catch of the Day is Grilled Fish, Coleslaw & Lemon Aioli ($24). This is a beautifully textured and seasoned barramundi, succulent and moist with a crisp skin served with a crisp slaw salad and ranch sauce.
Bloody Mary’s Beef Burger
Bloody Mary’s Beef Burger with Vintage cheddar, Relish, Pickles with Fries ($19) serves up a thick juicy burger with tomato and lettuce. The meat has a lovely charred flavour and the vintage cheddar adds bite. The burger comes with crisp shoestring truffle and parmesan fries.
Chilli Crab Pasta
The Chilli Crab Pasta is a vibrant dish with Blue swimmer crab meat, Linguini, Chilli, Garlic and Cherry tomatoes ($24). With plenty of crab meat, fresh tomatoes, full flavour of garlic and just the right amount of heat from the chilli make this dish a winner. The Bloody Maria pairs well as does the Bloody Caesar.
Illy is the coffee of choice and the espresso has a beautiful creamy texture with no bitterness on the palate and is consistent to the last sip. This is serious coffee for aficionados.
Bloody Mary’s has a recipe for success written all over it, a unique idea backed by creative signature drinks, quality produce in a casual and welcoming venue.
There’s so much to love about Bloody Mary’s.
332 Victoria Rd
Sydney, NSW 2010
Mon to Wed – 8am to 10pm
Thurs to Sat – 8am to 12am
Sun – 8am to 10pm
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