The Strand Hotel
Say hello to our favourite new Darlinghurst venue!
Paris is calling and The Strand is here to answer. The 99 year old pub in Darlinghurst, which has been welcoming patrons since the roaring 20s, has entered a delicious new era as it transforms into a four-level dining and hotel precinct. Effortlessly French, the bistro has an open fire, black and white tiled floors, café chairs and a cosy atmosphere. Presenting old world Parisian charm without any of the pretense, the menu from Head Chef Alex Kavanagh offers classics from Magret duck with plum and radicchio, steak frites, duck leg pie with mash and gravy and (of course) baguettes with cultured butter. Desserts of Vanilla crème brûlée and a fluffly souflée with sauce anglaise.
The drink list has a great list of French and Australian wines by the bottle and by the glass, a 49 bottle strong whisky list features Japanese, Irish and Scottish whisky for a winter warmer and there’s a French-inspired cocktail list including a rich and sweet Charlie Chaplin with sloe gin, apricot brandy and lime juice. Their soon-to-be-opened rooftop with DJs and casual food and drink offerings – knowing our cities appetite for rooftops it’s sure to be a major hit!
If you want to stay the night, there’s really no better spot. The boutique hotel in Sydney offers something that feels like home but better. Offering 17 rooms – starting from just $199 per night – The Strand is all about the little luxuries with olive green robes, Grown Alchemist toiletries, PUBLIC beds and mini-bars stacked with locally made artisan products. The sun-soaked rooms have curved walls and muted tones and an East Village feel. Guests have access to a cosy library with an evening complementary cocktail hour, study spaces and can order Bistro dishes upstairs so you can enjoy one of Sydney’s finest new restaurants from the comfort of your room. They even have make-up wipes in their amenities kits… we are absolutely in love.