Any Darlinghurst spot that encourages a brew or two in decked out surrounds, without the Sydney attitude, is cool in our books.
The Beresford Hotel Campari wall
Four years in the making, The Beresford Hotel has the grace of an Art Deco ocean liner powered by full-steam ahead modern design – and that’s only phase one.
The front bar evokes 1920’s New York – a theme that begins with Tasmanian oak and a bluestone clad bistro, and continues throughout every Thomas Jacobsen designed detail. Double damask napkins sit alongside exquisite cut crystal glasses and a Wurlitzer jukebox packed with tunes selected by Sydney identities, fashion designers and musicians.
The Beresford Hotel beer garden
Between the front bar and beer garden, lauded Italian chef Danny Russo heads up the culinary team serving food in the120-seat bistro. Italian infused fare such as squid ink tortellini with crabmeat and roast tomato and rabbit leg with radicchio, chestnuts and pancetta are highlights on a menu rich with earthy flavours.
Before stepping into the spacious beer garden where unplugged performances by Australian indie bands are not uncommon – a trip downstairs to the European club-style loos is a must. The mood is dark glamour where glossy black tiles meet circles of Italian white and gold mosaics.
Dark too may be the circles beneath your eyes the morning after Friday work drinks at The Beresford – keep your eyes peeled as an upstairs, members-only exclusive haunt is on the horizon.
The Beresford Hotel Restaurant
The Beresford Hotel
354 Bourke Street
Ph: (02) 9357 1111
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