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Woolloomooloo's Frisco Hotel Reopens After a Nautical-Themed Revamp

Expect blue-toned decor, fish aplenty and a hefty selection of rum.
By Sarah Ward
December 04, 2016
By Sarah Ward
December 04, 2016

When you boast a handy location near the Woolloomooloo shore, close proximity to the suburb's naval base and a history of serving sailors dating back to the mid 1800s, you may as well lean into it. That's exactly what The Frisco Hotel has done with its new revamp. Expect blue-toned decor and fish aplenty — and a hefty selection of rum, too.

Indeed, with mini lobster rolls, tempura fish tacos, sushi and sashimi platters, fried calamari in squid ink batter and grilled miso salmon all on the seafood-focused menu, you won't forget the pub's ocean links in a hurry. The meaty likes of smoked Angus sliders, slow-cooked pork and chicken schnitzel are also on offer, as is a dessert plate featuring matcha green tea brûlée, chocolate mousse fondant and sticky date pudding.

As for the drinks selection, it keeps the seafaring theme swelling, including ten unique cocktails. Fancy a dark and foamy (with spiced rum, gingerbread liqueur, lime juice, bitters and egg white), anyone?

If it sounds like the heritage-heavy Dowling Street haunt is angling to become the area's new (old) local, that's because it is, complete with a north-facing second-storey balcony with killer views. Inside, you'll find exposed brick, wall tiling, leather banquettes, solid wooden floors and an all-new ground floor communal bar, all thanks to a fit-out by interior specialists Alexander & Co.

Find The Frisco Hotel at 46 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo. Visit their website for more information.

Published on December 04, 2016 by Sarah Ward

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