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Slims Rooftop

A cactus-filled rooftop bar offering stunning city skyline views and tasty Japanese fare.
By Marissa Ciampi
September 21, 2018
By Marissa Ciampi
September 21, 2018

Hotel William, a historic four-storey hotel on Darlinghurst's William Street, has reopened after a big round of renos as Hyde Park House — and it now boasts a public bar, cocktail parlour and lounge. But we're already heading up to the hotel's top level, where Slims Rooftop offers views across Hyde Park, izakaya-style eats and Asian-inspired drinks.

The bright fit-out starts with retro frilly orange and pink umbrellas covering all-white furnishings, which include a mix of low and high tables, along with a few picnic-style benches. Heaps of tropical greenery and potted cacti add to the lush surrounds.

It's no secret that cocktail-sipping and rooftops go hand-in-hand, and Slims follows suit with a selection of classics like Aperol spritzes and margaritas ($16–$18), sitting alongside signatures such as the Million Dollar Mermaid (vodka and lychee liqueur) and the Social Call (grapefruit vodka, Cointreau and dragon fruit) for $19. A mostly Australian wine list and local brews by Balter, Modus Operandi and Young Henrys are also up for grabs.

The menu focuses on modern Japanese-inspired small plates — think sushi rolls and poké bowls, along with snacks like truffle oil edamame ($9), pan-fried pork or veggie gyoza ($10) and wasabi karaage chicken ($17). If you're looking for larger dishes to share, there's a traditional teppanyaki slinging grilled goods like salmon teriyaki ($30), miso eggplant ($19) and barbecued prawns ($29).

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