After undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation which meant it was closed for 6 months, we have to say that the new Hotel Rose Bay is worth the wait. With its stylish new interior, creative and classic food menu and a great vibe overall, this is a place for all to visit or make your new local.
With stylish terrazzo tiles throughout, the interior design is nicely balanced with gold hues and timber accents, tan leather and soft lighting. Now split into sections, there is a restaurant part, a high-table bar area for more casual dining and then a more informal bar area if you’re just popping in for a drink.
Having enlisted ex-Catalina executive chef Ian Royle, the menu is well balanced with some more creative dishes and also the pub classics. To start our evening, we sampled the Heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella, fennel and fried sourdough, the salmon tartar with avocado, tomato ponzu and wonton crisp, which was spectacular, and the split king prawns with burnt butter and coastal greens for entrée and these dishes were all divine. Well balanced in flavour and with some great textures, we thoroughly enjoyed this start to our evening.
For main, we decided upon the organic chicken, coconut, chilli, cucumber with peanuts and the barramundi fillet with cauliflower and tamarind butter, which was very fresh tasting and cooked perfectly. The organic chicken was a standout for us with its mild curry sauce which was just heavenly. The pub classics looked excellent too and will definitely keep the kids happy.
With matching wines provided by the resident sommelier, we thoroughly enjoyed the service and atmosphere of this rejuvenated iconic pub.
Overall, the new Hotel Rose Bay is definitely a breath of fresh air for the East and we recommend you stop by and check it out.
Hotel Rose Bay
Location: 807 New South Head Road, Rose Bay, NSW, 2029
Open: 10am-1am Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-10pm Sunday & 10am-12am Monday
Images: Hero Image Hotel Rose Bay, subsequent images Never Enough Lifestyle