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Review - Quarrymans Hotel




While the outward facelift hadn’t attracted my attention, the steampunk interior of this Pyrmont stalwart certainly made me smile.



From a boilerplate bar, to repurposed materials like cracked leather stools and a railway signboard listing their two dozen on-tap craft brews, it was hard to take it all in!



Pausing for an easy-drinking Grainfed Brewing Co. Sneaky One ($5.50/reg) under the neon blue glow...



...of an Insect-O-Cutor style sign...



...I surveyed lime-washed walls, softly distressed window frames, hipster aprons and Edison light bulbs dangling from pressed tin ceilings.



I know, I know… but somehow here it avoids looking like a cliché; backed up by countless nooks and crannies...



...well-disguised gaming, and outdoor spaces from courtyards to balconies to a rooftop barbeque.



The Drunken Fish, the first floor dining space, offers up surprisingly tasty small plates...



...like Confit Chicken Wings ($14) on blackened corn, or the more substantial...



...Berkshire Pork Belly ($14) decked out with cider stewed apples, blue cheese, fresh pear and raspberry vinegar pearls.



Portion sizes fluctuate, though a smallish Prawn Pot ($13) “share plate” does furnish you with a creamy chipotle sauce that...



...goes with everything from Greens and Almonds ($8) to...



...a well-cooked Pan-Fried Snapper ($28) main on kipflers, chorizo, corn and pickled jalapenos.



And if Nail Brewing’s Rick Disnick ($6.50/reg) strawberry wheat beer is still on, you need it to live.



*This was my PUB OF THE WEEK segment on 2GB 873 Fresh! with Luke Grant & Luke Mangan
on Sunday 23rd March, 2014: http://www.2gb.com/article/fresh-sunday-march-23



Quarrymans Hotel
214-216 Harris Street, Pyrmont
Ph: (02) 9660 0560


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