Sophistication, frivolity and charm, Gin Lane is bringing a touch of 1750s London to Sydney.
Serving 75 varieties of hand selected gin, Gin Lane is Chippendale’s answer to the raft of speciality bars that have taken over Sydney. Located on Kensington Street, the intimate bar welcomes the 18th Century into the present day with an inventive drinks list and sleek ambience.
With radiant lighting and a timber interior, this 18th Century townhouse setting perfectly recreates the simplicity of olden day London. Although the dark navy painted townhouse is undoubtedly the centre point of Gin Lane, it’s hard to ignore the extensive drinking options.
After working all over the world, award-winning mixologist Grant Collins has brought his international appreciation of liquor to Sydney. Thanks to Collins and you can now have a worldwide tour of gin from the comfort of the Gin Lane bar. Collins has categorised the 75 strong gin selection by region to make the experience all the more international.
Although gin is at the heart of this bar, rum, tequila, vodka, other brews and wines are also poured at Gin Lane. However, you will struggle to ignore the quirky selection of 25 cocktails.
Served in an elaborate snow dome, the Cucumber & Rose is made using cucumber gin with a hit of elderflower. The aptly named Aussie pairs a splash of Archie Rose with quinine extract made from lemon and lime zest and native lemongrass. The larger cocktail libations can serve up to three people. The Watering Can unites Pimms, Genever, Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, St. Germain and fresh citrus, and yes it is served in a watering can!
Feeling peckish with all that gin? Gin Lane has a simple grazing menu for when the hunger spurs. The similarly eccentric menu includes Truffle fries ($10), salt and pepper cuttlefish with an anchovy dipping sauce ($10) and a selection of cheeses served with croutons and dates ($18).
Gin Lane may be small but it is sparing no expense in creating a classically charming atmosphere. The bar will host live music and themed art instillations, by the way of human statues.
Serving the finest gin suited for London’s finest, Gin Lane signals the arrival unstated class in Chippendale.