The Keystone Group’s Gazebo has reopened in Elizabeth Bay undergoing an extensive transformation.
A lot has changed at Gazebo, firstly the entrance has moved. Don’t make the same mistake i’ve made twice now and try to enter next to the hotel, instead look for the corner entrance in front of the police station. You’ll notice there is more seating outside and it’s still a great place to enjoy afternoon drinks.
Inside the venue there’s a 1960s influence reflecting the era in which the landmark building was built.
I can vaguely remember what Gazebo looked like inside before the renovation but for me it was all about dining outside. The new dining room feels somewhat more grown up, a sophisticated space framed with leather booths and dark wooden fixtures. Understated elegance springs to mind when I think of the new space and I like it.
The drinks offering is still exceptional with Keystone’s sommelier Sarah Limacher responsible for the list of wines from Australian and abroad. Jason Williams looks after the cocktail creations for Keystone and has recently collaborated with Four Pillars gin to created a spiced gin used in his special negronis (they’re delicious).
Head chef Jason Dean, formally of Pier and Gastro Park, has devised a dining menu with contemporary dishes and plates to share. with. Patrons dining in the courtyard bar have a choice of snacks and share plates along with a fantastic selection of signature wood fired Pizzettas.
I dined with fellow food lovers thanks to Keystone recently and this is what we ate:
2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 12am
Friday – Sunday: 12pm – 12am