MissDissent (missdissent) wrote,

Review - Minksys Hotel

With a reputation for being one of the North Shore’s only late night venues where you can get a decent feed after a flick at the Hayden Orpheum, you’ll be pleased to note the newly renovated hotel...

- which is subtly masculine without being alienating to women - kept the 1am kitchen.

Publican Anthony Brady tells me value for money is very important: “We want people to like this place.

He’s clearly proud of the menu by new chef, Robert Oey (who spent time at Est.).

Oey doesn’t forget it’s a pub, but notches up the standards, delivering a well-rendered Caramelised Pork Belly ($25) with Asian ‘slaw...

...Crisp School Prawns ($10) that won’t damage your mouth; and a great rendition of...

...Chicken Liver Pate ($11) with house-made chutney.

Even the ham on his juicy Minskys Burger ($18) is house-smoked.

Bar industry heavyweight Jason Crawley has put together a smart, underpriced cocktail list.

The Salted Coconut Espresso Martini ($14) won me, while the Spiced Honey Apple Whisky Sour ($14) wooed my dining companion.

Wine’s actually where it’s at - what with an Enomatic wine pouring system and charismatic bartender Liv, who’ll happily tell ladies who walk in after work and slump at the bar: “You need a big glass!

Try the Pichot Vouvray Sec ($13/150ml glass, $21/225ml glass)

Minskys Hotel
287 Military Road, Cremorne
Ph: (02) 9909 8888

*This was my PUB OF THE WEEK on 2GB 873 Fresh! with Luke Grant & Luke Mangan
on Sunday 19th January, 2014: http://www.2gb.com/article/fresh-sunday-january-19

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Tags: cocktails, food, wine

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