Bar Machiavelli Opens in Rushcutters Bay

Once a tyre factory, the space at Neild Ave has seen several iterations come and ago, with Maurice Terzini and Rob Marchetti’s Neild Avenue then Keystone’s Rushcutters and the Popteno pop up. Bar Machiavelli has now taken up home and brings a modern Italian bar and diner, created and run by Paola Toppi of Machiavelli in Sydney’s CBD.

Bar Machiavelli Rushcutters Bay

The venue seats up to 160 guests across a cocktail and bar area and dining room. A long metallic gold-clad bar occupies the centre of the restaurant with large tables suited for groups as well as smaller tables for more intimate dining. The space with renaissance-inspired  interiors features rotating projections of Italian imagery on exposed brick walls.

The food menu has a focus on a changing selection of antipasti and homemade pastas which will be made on site in a custom glass pasta room. The cocktail list by Matteo Belkeziz (ex The Barber Shop) is inspired by Italian classics and include The Prince Vs The Count, a barrel aged negroni with grappa, and La Dolce Vita, with prosecco with strawberry, orange and lychee. There’s a monthly Bellini on rotation and a dessert cocktail menu that includes a Tiramisu Martini.

Bar Machiavelli opens on April 7, 2016.

Bar Machiavelli
10 Nield Avenue, Rushcutters Bay
Hours: Mon to Fri 6pm–12am; Sat 4pm–12am

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.