Head to this former church schoolhouse for cocktails and woodfired pizzas.
July 21, 2020
Crank up Hozier — you're heading to church for dinner on your next trip to Bathurst. Well, it's not church, exactly, but a former church schoolhouse. Known as Church Bar, this candlelit hideaway serves up cocktails and woodfired pizzas. It's got over 20 types of pie, including two dessert ones: the Rose ($20) with white chocolate, mixed berries and homemade crumble and the Charlotte ($20) with melted milk chocolate, vanilla ice cream, strawberries, bananas and choc fudge sauce. But, before you get your sugar hit, try the Russel ($23), with sautéed mushrooms, grilled asparagus, a poached egg and parmesan cheese, drizzled with white truffle oil. Or, there's the spicy Piper ($21) with spicy chorizo, capsicum, jalapeño and chilli, one wih slow-cooked lamb shanks, sweet potato, rosemary and feta ($25) or the simple (but delicious) Vale ($17) with Napolitana sauce, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil. For drinks, expect classic such as a caipiroska ($16), french martini ($17), bloody mary ($17) and espresso martini ($18) alongside the bar's signature cocktails.