The Edinburgh Castle Sydney

The Edinburgh Castle in Sydney has relaunched with a complete renovation of its interiors and a contemporary food and beverage offering created by newly-appointed Head Chef, Daniel Lanza.

The Edinburgh Castle Sydney
The Edinburgh Castle Upper Level

Designers Luchetti Krelle have created a new look for the ground floor bar with a complete overhaul to the upper level which features a cocktail lounge with an outdoor courtyard while maintaining the heritage features of the hotel.

The Edinburgh Castle Sydney
The Edinburgh Castle

The aesthetics grab you as soon as you enter the venue with teal coloured walls, a tiled bar and attention to detail wherever you look.

The Edinburgh Castle Sydney
Above the Stairs

The Edinburgh Castle was once home to Australian writer and poet, Henry Lawson where he penned some of his great works and you’ll find subtle references to the venue’s colonial past in both the menu and the design.

The Edinburgh Castle Sydney

One of the highlights of the Edinburgh Castle is the wine list which features 100% Australian wine with many by the glass. Sommelier Matt Dunne has curated the list and you’ll find Aussie gems from the cellar, Aussie icon wines such as 2015 Torbrek Shiraz from the Barossa Valley and magnums to suit large groups.

The Edinburgh Castle Sydney
City Slick

An eight strong cocktail list ($18 each) includes the City Slick, an easy drinking libation with Hendricks gin, lemon, basil, lavender and sea salt – ideal for an aperitif,

The Edinburgh Castle Sydney
Lawson’s Cup

and Lawson’s Cup with hibiscus infused gin, Aperol, pomegranate, mint, lime and ginger beer set to please those with a preference for a sweeter style of drink. The Espresso Martini is given a dose of vodka with Patron cafe with cold drip coffee, salted caramel and popcorn.

When it comes to the food, Chef Lanza’s menu brings a taste of nostalgia with old classics reminiscent of an Aussie childhood given a modern twist.

The Edinburgh Castle Sydney
Saltbush chicken schnitzel, Photo Credit: Supplied

Think house-made damper with garlic herb butter ($8), pork and sage sausage roll with green tomato chutney ($14), Devon and Cheddar toasties ($14), Saltbush chicken schnitzel ($22); Crumbed barramundi burger ($20), and House made potato scallops with chicken salt ($8) that are difficult to resist.

The Edinburgh Castle Sydney
Outdoor Courtyard

The Edinburgh Castle is a world away from the buzzy city outside. Come in for a drink and stay for a meal. You’ll soon have a new favourite you can call your local.

The Edinburgh Castle
294 Pitt St (Cnr Bathurst St), Sydney au
Ph: 02 9264 8616

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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.

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