New High-End Bar Opens at Sydney's Rocks

Sydney’s Rocks precinct has a new wateringhole: GRAIN (yes, spelled with all capital letters) is a bespoke bar by Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Overlooking George and Alfred Streets at Circular Quay off the Hotel’s lobby, we hear that GRAIN has a cozy year-round indoor/outdoor feel.

Helmed by Spanish Bar Manager David Ramos Hernandez, GRAIN serves hand-crafted local tap beers by specialist Rocks brewers and a selection of largely organic and biodynamic wine list. There is also an international cocktail list with a contemporary twist. Some of the signature libations have names like Pink Lady, Charlie Chaplin, Left Hand, Diamondback Lounge, Eastern Promise and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. There will also be a bespoke GRAIN lager.

(Hernandez, for the record, also set up and managed popular small bar Low 302 in Surry Hills. His credits also include The Argyle, Bayswater Brasserie and Sydney’s Longrain.)

Chef Hamish Ingham – also an import from Surry Hills who owns popular eatery Bar H – worked closely with Hernandez to match cocktail, wine and beer lists with fine bar food. The unique menu includes the likes of native Australian deep fried old man’s saltbush with aioli, oysters by Steve Feletti, yabbies with lemon and herbs, and GRAIN’S own dry aged beef short rib burger.

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