Nick & Nora's Parramatta

Enjoy incredible views, a luxe 30s-inspired fit-out and a covetable Champagne collection.
Libby Curran and Andrew Zuccala
Published on October 19, 2018
Updated on March 13, 2023


Pulling inspiration from Dashiell Hammett's novel The Thin Man and its fictional sleuthing duo Nick and Nora Charles, this sophisticated rooftop bar is an homage to the roaring 20s and legendary parties thrown by these characters.

Among Nick & Nora's features: an opulent fit-out, lavish art deco touches and a whole lot of Champagne. It has room for an impressive 300 people, complete with a sprawling terrace boasting views of Sydney from the heart of Parramatta.

But it's not all flash and no substance here. The back bar selection runs to a hefty 900 spirits while climate-controlled fridges are stocked with over 50 Champagnes from the world's most celebrated houses.

The cocktail offering is also as tight as you'd expect from these pros, with a 30-strong list featuring multiple variations of martinis, sours and Champagne-infused sips. Plus, there's more delicious mischief in store thanks to the bar's liquid nitrogen stations. Bring on the theatrics.

As for the food, expect an offering that holds its own against the plush vibe and ritzy drinks lineup — fine cheese and charcuterie, top-quality oysters and some of the world's best caviar promise an all-round opulent affair.

The bar is brainchild of the Speakeasy Group, the owners of cocktail classic Eau de Vie, Viking luxe bar Mjølner, the whisky-serving Boilermaker House and the Nick & Nora's down in Melbourne. The team has perfected this glamorous style of drinking and dining — with this sky-high location, located up on the 26th floor of the V by Crown development, one of their greatest.

Don your finest evening wear and splurge on all the most expensive, top-quality tipples up here. Live the roaring 20's fantasy before riding the elevator back down to the street, reluctantly returning to reality.

Images: Jiwon Kim.

Updated Monday, March 13, 2023.


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