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Fitzroy's neighbourhood bar with a Mediterranean menu.
By Sarah Ward
November 23, 2021
By Sarah Ward
November 23, 2021

Nestled down the quiet end of Brunswick Street since mid-2017, Fitzroy bar Amarillo sports a sunny disposition. Its name is Spanish for yellow, so the upbeat mood fits. Before evening arrives, it also boasts a light-filled space that's perfect for leisurely drinks — which is perfect for making the most of golden hour in a cosy, welcoming neighbourhood bar with a classic and timeless feel.

Owner Adam Sime (Long Play) and his partner Adele del Signore have drawn upon Brunswick Street's European influence, decking the venue out with mid-century furniture and cultivating a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere to match. Here, in the venue's two rooms, you'll pair salted cod, cuttlefish with chickpeas, manchego croquetas and crispy quail with spritzes, brews, and a curated selection of wines.

Signature cocktails like the Momoko Spritz and the mezcal-infused Smokey Negroni — one made with Japanese whisky, peach liqueur, and lemon juice, then topped with soda and spiked with house­made Earl Grey syrup and orange blossom; the other pairing Vida Mezcal, Dolin Rouge and Campari — are well worth a look-in, too.

Top image: Nicholas Wilkins.

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