Prepare to be bowled over.
May 01, 2023
What was once a daggy bowlo has been transformed into a lush, summertime garden bar with million-dollar Sydney skyline views. Inside The Greens, floor-to-ceiling glass doors allow sunlight to stream into a plant-filled brasserie which is fitted out with curved booths and long communal tables. If it's a sunny day, head outside to the rustic garden, where you'll find a plenitude of daybeds and picnic settings adjacent to the lawns.
The bar is run by Matt Le Rade (Ex Pelicano, Palmer & Co), and you simply can't ignore the fun and frivolous cocktails that everyone is holding. The larger groups sport Watermelon Keggers — a hollowed out half-watermelon filled with vodka, juice and bitters — as well as jugs of rose sangria, Pimms cocktails and Aperol spritzes.
The kitchen was set up by Lilly Fasan, the former executive chef at The Grounds of Alexandria, in partnership with her husband Nathan. There are clear similarities between the two venues, both sharing luscious green surrounds, a seasonal menu with produce grown in-house and beautifully presented food, which is making its mark on Instagram.
You'll be pleased to know that the lawn bowls greens are still fully operational and available to book for social games, so you can bring your granddad along for a bowl, while you can have a bowl. They also hold yoga sessions, organic markets, live music nights, campfire smores events and film screenings on the greens, as well as DJ sets on the weekend. The Greens definitely has its game on.
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