Now Open: Colin Fassnidge Transforms Landmark Sydney Venue Into A CBD Bistro; The Castlereagh

Eat, Sydney / 14 March 2022

The Castlereagh bistro will embody quality pub food with a focus on sourcing local.

Landmark CBD venue, the Castlereagh Club, will transform its first level into a warm, local pub style bistro. The revamp will elevate the existing space to show natural wood tones with splashes of greenery. Additionally, a cellar style wall and cured meat will take centre stage spotlighting produce from local farmers and suppliers.

The fare will feature iconic pub classics, with a delicious Fassnidge twist. Think ‘Suckling pig sausage roll’ served with decadently rich apple butter, and a ‘Buttermilk chicken schnitzel’. 
“We’re bringing quality pub-style food, and service with character, that I’m passionate about to the epicentre of the CBD,” Fassnidge said. 

Steeped in Sydney’s history, the iconic building was once home to the Catholic Club. The men’s club was established in 1909 by 25 men which grew over time to 10,000 members. Over the centuries, the club marked historic cultural milestones like opening its doors to women in the 70s and evading bankruptcy after World War 1.

Now in 2022, the new venue, which is part of the ‘City Tatts’ group, is part of a broader transformation across the group’s clubs. A transformation heavily invested in the guest experience. Find out more here.

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