We have to admit, we’re pretty hard to impress these days. What with each new bar and restaurant opening in Sydney, bigger and better than the last, we’ve sure seen some fine fit-outs of late. In fact, it’s hard not to become rather blase about it all.
Follow the cobblestones into old favourite The Argyle, and turn sharp right when you view the ‘Ananas’ sign lighting up those heel destroying stones. Then, prepare to be wowed! Ananas, which incidentally translates to ’pineapple’, indeed possesses the ‘wow factor’. It’s a glitzy and glamorous establishment, with a distinct french feel and decor celebrating that gorgeous fruit – the pineapple.
You first enter the bar, a decadent space of exposed brick and timber, with glistening bronze highlights, and lush greenery. You may choose to sit on stools at high tables, settle back into comfy banquette seats with low tables, or take the communal table option. Tables are adorned with a single red carnation and a candle and opulence takes centre stage.
Equally as impressive as the bar, the Brasserie features striking pineapple lamps – in fact the lighting is simply stunning. Glossy baubles dazzle in the dim hue.
The menu is described as a twist on French Mediterranean classics and if you are an oyster fan, you have probably already noticed they have an oyster bar. In a rather unique twist, their wine list is presented on an ipad – we like!
The food is beautifully presented. Chef Jerome Lagarde has done himself proud. Also good to remember, this is a great late night dining option.
So, what are you waiting for – get on down and experience this gem for yourself!
Ananas Bar and Brasserie, 18 Argyle Street, The Rocks
+61 2 9259 5668
Mon – Fri – 12pm – 3pm, Sun – Wed – 6pm – 12am, Thurs – Sat – 6pm – 3am
Category: Eat & Drink
About the Author (Author Profile)Shannon Cremer, Co-Founder of Urban Chic Guides, is a self confessed foodie, wine enthusiast, serial traveler, entrepreneur and professional networker. It’s fair to say Shannon has spent the majority of her free time eating and entertaining her way through some of the world’s great cities. When she’s not preparing travel itineraries or planning dinners and events for some of the world’s top and most discerning CEO’s, that is. Many an event venue has been found or restaurant recommendation lovingly penned by her hand and thus, Urban Chic Guides was born. Shannon believes wholeheartedly in foods ability to bring people together, to share and connect and it is this passion that drives Urban Chic Guides.
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