The old Brooklyn hotel has been completely transformed as The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room, a New York Style brasserie.
Class is the name of the game here, with a warehouse styled space featuring wood paneling colourful mosaic tables, green foliage and large windows for people watching to George Street, centred around an open bar. As you would expect, an oyster shucking area also features in the open dining room.
Apart from the main room, there is a section at the back, complete with its own fireplace, bar and a retractable glass roof (hello summer)! To the side, through the doors and down the stairs is another bar, where you can enjoy a drink in a more casual setting and also grab a nibble.
Now, getting back to the food in the main room, created by chef Sean Connelly. Goes without saying there is an oyster menu, including a variety of Pacific’s, Rock’s and Angassi’s. But, there is far more to their menu than just oysters. Their menu features small share dishes, cold cut meats, salads, mains, sides and deserts. Whilst there is a focus on seafood, there are non seafood options provided.
Drinkwise, there is an impressive wine and cocktail list to keep you happy. We love the ‘Le Journal De Wine’ sitting on our table, a newspaper publication, providing interesting information about oysters, amongst other things, as well as their wine list. A unique touch.
This is also a great restaurant to keep in mind for group bookings and functions. Plus, the bar is a winner for an after work beverage.
Address: 225 George Street, Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9247 6744
Hours: Sun – Wed – 11.30am – midnight, Thursday, 11.30am – 1pm, Fri – Sat – 11.30am – 2am
Website: The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room
Images courtesy of The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room.