Review: Kimpton Margot Sydney

Eat, Play, Sydney / 20 April 2022

Australia’s first Kimpton Hotel has opened on bustling Pitt Street providing a dapper, art deco oasis worthy of your next staycation.

When we’re looking for an easy getaway, Sydney has no shortage of boujee hotels including Ace Hotel, Ovolo, Little National & Pier One. Adding to the repertoire is Kimpton Hotel, which has made its debut in Australia as Kimpton Margot Sydney on Pitt Street. Located inside a magnificent heritage-listed building that was formerly the Primus Hotel Sydney and originally the Sydney Water Board building,┬áthe hotel now features 172 beautifully renovated and well equipt rooms for you to choose from.

The styling can be best described as art deco with dark furnishings and contemporary decor. The rooms are spacious, light-filled and like all Kimptons around the world, it’s pet friendly. To complement your stay you’ll be delighted by a well equipt mini-bar with bottled negronis, martinis and craft beers while finishing touches like custom-designed bathrobes and Mr & Mrs Smith amenities guarantee ultimate relaxation. Prices start at an affordable $360 and the more you splurge,┬áthe more luxurious features you unlock in each room from walk-in wardrobes to butlers’ kitchens.

Guests at Kimpton Margot Sydney are invited to join the daily Social Hour from 5pm to mingle with fellow guests and bond over complimentary cheese platters and the hotel’s signature Margot cocktail. There’s also a Morning Kickstart program from 6pm in the beautiful 1930’s style lobby so you can wake up slow with a morning tea.

Luke’s Kitchen

One of the best parts about staying at Kimpton Margot Sydney is that a delicious dining experience is just a stone’s throw from your room. Luke’s Kitchen is adjacent to the lobby with velvet booth seating, marble accents, brass lighting and a spacious dining room. Celebrated chef Luke Mangan is at the helm of the kitchen putting on a nourishing hotel-style breakfast and casual yet refined modern Australian lunch and dinner.
For breakfast expect all the usual suspects including Eggs Benedict, locally sourced croissants with prosciutto and melted cheese, crumpets with ricotta and fresh figs, and eggs your way. Although these are similar to what you’d usually see on a hotel breakfast menu, it’s worth noting it’s served in a more refined way without the silver closh and fresh off the heat. They’re also a cafe in the lobby called The Pantry at Margots providing barista-made coffee from 6:30am.

For lunch make your way through the lighter dishes that reflect the influence of Luke’s European heritage including Fried Olives stuffed with blue cheese, Crispy Zucchini Flowers with goats feta and smoky tomato salsa, Ostra Caviar, Brooklyn Valley Grass-Fed Beed Tartar with black garlic, truffle salsa, lotus chips and Chicken Liver & Bacon Patre with lemon myrtle quince paste and grilled sourdough. His mouth-watering take on garlic bread has also become a must-order featuring a brioche-croissant hybrid, lashings of smashed garlic and melted Swiss gruyere cheese.
The larger plates section on the menu perfectly caters to the hungrier for dinner. Each dish highlights local produce and is mostly cooked fresh from the grill in the open-style kitchen. Our menu highlights include the Roast Spatchcock with citrus, capers, tarragon and fennel puree, Brooklyn Valley Sirloin with lime, chilli, garlic butter, burnt leeks and mash, and Spiced Lamb Rump with roasted beetroots, Persian goat’s feta and asparagus.

After dinner, we suggest wandering to Kimpton Margot Sydney’s elegant Wilmot Bar with plush velvet lounges and an extensive cocktail menu.

Kimpton Margot Sydney provides the perfect staycation allowing you to feel relaxed and escape the city hustle and bustle. Find out more and book here.

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