Monster burgers and homemade Italian pastries aren't the type of things you'd usually find at an RSL Club; however they'll soon be on the menu in Rooty Hill's local establishment. The Sherbrooke Street mainstay is launching a new venue, Made By The Hill, with Chur Burger and Pasticceria Papa moving in.
Throwing open its doors on July 28 with a huge two-day launch party, Made By The Hill is a blend of bar, cafe, burger joint and lounge area, complete with room for entertainment. The open-plan space is the culmination of more than 12 months of planning, and aims to bring a city-style hangout to Western Sydney. Think Scandinavian-influenced interiors as designed by TomMarkHenry, aka the folks behind The Darlo Country Club, 1888 Certified and Bondi's Best.
Food-wise, expect Pasticceria Papa's baked ricotta cheesecake, cannoli and pistachio biscuits, plus a cafe menu slinging seven types of pizzas, paninis and baguettes, and meat and cheese boards. Chur Burger's addition to the fold brings their usual meat-and-bread behemoths, chilli salt-laden chips and creamy milkshakes — and yes, Chur's Mac Daddy with grilled beef, a mac 'n' cheese pattie, hot smoky barbecue sauce, jalapeno mayo and fresh jalapenos is on offer.
The bar will serve up a 12-option cocktail menu, ranging from old favourite like espresso martinis and both red and white wine sangria to chilli and watermelon margaritas and dragonfruit and strawberry sours. A selection of red, white, sparkling and rose helps round out the drinks options, as well as small batch and boutique brews.
Find Made by the Hill at 55 Sherbrooke Street, Rooty Hill from July 28. For more information, check out their website.