Out With The Old & In With The New at Pumphouse Sydney

Bars, Drink, Eat, Pubs, Sydney / 1 December 2021

After an internal makeover and a menu revamp, Pumphouse is ready to welcome Sydneysiders in for a drink!

Pumphouse, the Darling Harbour institution has reopened its doors after an extensive refurbishment. The chic industrial design speaks to the heritage of the building, but that’s not all that has been done with the historic pub. City workers and punters will be welcomed back with a plentiful collection of craft beers, a brand new wine room and an elevated menu of pub classics.

The industrial design is complemented by luxe finishes including pendant shades over the bar by Australian artist Lance Corlett and metallic touches around the venue. Pumphouse is now a multi-seasonal venue with a spacious terrace for cocktails in the sunshine and a fireplace to cosy up to with a glass of red in winter.

The venue was originally one of Sydney’s first microbreweries, so it’s no surprise the drinks menu is flooded with craft beers. The list is ever-evolving and diverse, currently featuring the Thunderbolt Strong Ale which was born in the old microbrewery. Cocktail enthusiasts will be delighted by the ‘Steam Punk’ with vanilla vodka and flavours of passionfruit, ‘The Heritage’ with vanilla vodka, Chambord and pineapple and ‘The Darling’ with gin and lychee. All the cocktails pay homage to the venue and they’ve even created their own Pumphouse Negroni.

The wine room is the perfect addition bringing Sydneysiders a place to taste wines and enjoy private dining. There’s a wide selection of wines from local and international makers available with QR codes visible on each bottle so you can review the tasting notes. Love the wine you taste? You’ll be able to buy bottles as takeaway to enjoy at home.
Head Chef Anthony Kirk is at the helm of the kitchen fusing great Australian pub food with grazing dishes. His journey with Pumphouse Sydney started back in 2018 and he insists on keeping the menu true to the original venue. Everything is designed to be shared including the Bushman with a selection of cured meats, a veggie board with creatively displayed vegetables and a seafood option with fresh Sydney rock oysters, southern calamari, Tasmanian ocean trout and smoked fish rillettes. All the boards come with house-made woodfired flatbreads.

Mains have been redesigned to feature an aromatic Red Snapper with fish broth, baby fennel, fresh herbs and garlic crostini. Burger lovers can chow down on the classic PH burger. Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy one of the venue’s signature waffles including the Lamington Waffle with 42% couverture milk chocolate, strawberry gum and a tasty coconut ice cream or the Banoffee Pie Waffle with sticky caramel, torched meringue and banana ice cream.

Novotel Sydney Darling Square’s General Manager Nikki Little says: “We are incredibly excited to open the doors of the Pumphouse Sydney. We have taken into consideration what our customers love about this venue, and have elevated those aspects to provide an experience people can’t wait to go back to. We are so proud of the heritage of the building and have shown that in the aesthetic of the Pumphouse Sydney, as well as in the offering of our food and beverages.”

For more information and to book visit www.pumphousesydney.com.au