You’ll never mind your date being a shade late for dinner if you arrange to meet in the casual yet classy surrounds of the Sofitel Lounge . After five on Wednesdays the martini trolley makes its rounds. Your Belvedere Pure Vodka Martini ($12) comes on a silver tray, deconstructed into component parts, with a well-dressed, softly spoken member of staff on hand to shake or stir. Great price for a martini by Sydney standards, particularly with such a nice vodka too.
On Monday nights you can enjoy a bargain priced Flight of Wine ($16) matched with well-ripened Hunter cheeses; in fact there is currently a different worthwhile special every weeknight.
Accompany your beverage with some snacks from the bar food menu. I’m told it’s best to order food as you arrive, as they sometimes get quite busy. Bar food options include crunchy Duck Spring Rolls ($8).
We also had skewered Lamb Kofta ($8) with spices and minted yoghurt.
Our final snack was mild Chorizo ($8) with tomato and olive salsa.
If you work in the area, check out their new ‘So Quick’ Lunch ($18) which includes your choice of soup, crunchy French baguette, savoury wrap or sandwich with a dessert item from the ‘Afternoon Tea at the Wentworth’ menu (I can recommend the cheesecake wholeheartedly - if you want to see why, go back HERE). Lunch can be a dine-in affair, or packaged to take back to the office.
Lobby, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9228 9188