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Hacienda Is Sydney Harbour's New Cuban-Inspired Vista Bar

The new Pullman Quay Grand bar has been designed by the team behind Bondi Hardware and Della Hyde.
By Marissa Ciampi
July 15, 2016
By Marissa Ciampi
July 15, 2016

Sydney Harbour's Pullman Quay Grand is set to open a new addition next week — and it looks tremendously luxe. Located within the Circular Quay hotel, Hacienda will be a brand new "vista bar", taking inspiration from Cuba's grandiose, plantation-style architecture and the vintage hotels of 1950's Miami. They're positioning the venue as a "botanical oasis" — and for good reason. Think luxurious, pastel lounge furniture and lush garden trestles, all surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows which showcase panoramic views of the city and Sydney Harbour, which can be drawn open to create a terrace-like feel.

Applejack Hospitality have teamed up with AccorHotels to pull off this stylish throw-back of a space. If their past work — and the artist impressions of what the space will look like — is any indication (Bondi Hardware, The Butler, Della Hyde), Sydneysiders will be in for quite the treat.

The drink menus will mimic the venue design by using Cuban flavours and they'll be slinging cocktails which include classic ingredients like banana, guava and custard apple. The Tropical Sour – banana-infused Encanto pisco, Tío Pepe sherry, lime and honey — sounds especially tasty, as is the Old Smoked Presidente: a concoction of aged rum, orange curacao, dry vermouth, house-spiced raspberry syrup and Angostura bitters. The bar also has an impressive stock of rum and American whiskey for those looking for something neat.

The food offering, curated by Executive Chef Stefan Brademann, will complement the drinks and have a Cuban-American flare. Fusion dishes like the yuka fries, buttermilk fried chicken and a pork neck mojo will sit on the menu alongside a Cubano-Reuben hybrid and burgers galore. The menu will be balanced between bar snacks and more substantial dishes to accommodate for anything from nibbling patrons to hangry ones.

This little slice of Cuban culture may play to cliches but we're not fussed — especially considering the iconic views that come with it.

Hacienda will open on Monday, July 18 inside Pullman Quay Grand, 61 Macquarie St, Sydney Harbour. For more information, visit their website

Published on July 15, 2016 by Marissa Ciampi

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