Swillhouse Welcomes A European-Inspired Wine Bar To The Rocks

Bars, Sydney / 27 October 2021

The ingenious team behind Alberto’s Lounge and Restaurant Hurbert transform the historic Phillip’s Foote site into a Euro wine bar.

It’s safe to say that the young and tasteful Swillhouse hospitality group can do no wrong. With two of Sydney’s most on-trend restaurants under their belt, Italian restaurant Alberto’s Lounge and French-restaurant Restaurant Hurbert, their set to include another to their repertoire. Taking place of what was Phillip’s Foote on George Street, the new venue will operate under the new name, Le Foote. The beautiful historic establishment within The Rocks will remain, but the team has plans to turn it into a European-inspired wine bar.

The building itself has heritage charm being one of Australia’s longest-standing commercial buildings. It housed a variety of different occupants before the Dredge family took over in the 1970s to open a classic bar and steak house, Phillip’s Foote. Situated opposite the MCA, the area features cobblestone laneways, alfresco dining areas and a classic Sydney pub atmosphere. Swillhouse plans to keep the bustling attractiveness of the area while updating the offering to something more contemporary and cool, as with everything the group does.

Le Foote will operate after construction next year, however you visit Phillip’s Foote from November 1 as a summer pop-up bar. Providing relief from the Aussie heat, you’ll be able to dine alfresco with an icy tap beer and a blaring retro rock soundtrack; think Nino Ferrer, Frank Zappa and Jacques Higelin. The atmosphere will be nothing short of lively with surprise live performances and witty service from the bartenders. The food will be fresh and simple as summer demands, prepared by Alberto’s very own Dan Johnston.

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Looking for more new bars in Sydney? Check out The Rock’s gin bar, Frank Mac’s

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