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.
In a nutshell:
Price – $$ – appropriately priced for the fare.
Fare – Oyster Bar, brassiere menu. Good wine & cocktail list.
Service – efficient.
Location – George Street frontage – good for people watching.
Ambience – trendy, New York style warehouse vibe.
225 George Street, Sydney
+61 2 9247 6744
Sun – Wed – 11.30am – midnight, Thursday, 11.30am – 1pm, Fri – Sat – 11.30am – 2am
Category: Eat & Drink
About the Author (Author Profile)Entrepreneur, professional networker, event planner, administrative genius, self confessed foodie, wine enthusiast and serial traveler. It’s fair to say Shannon has spent the majority of her free time eating and entertaining her way through the globe’s greatest 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. Watch this space and get your appetites ready!
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