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By Shannon Connellan
May 29, 2015
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Neighbourhood and Henrietta's Crew to Open Two New Sydney Bars

One's a Donnie-Brasco-inspired bar, the other's a modern British pub.
By Shannon Connellan
May 29, 2015
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They've dished out french fries inside toasted sandwiches at Bondi's Neighbourhood. They've shaken up all your late night tipples and Royales with cheese at Darlinghurst's Henrietta Supper Club. Now Simon McGoram, Eddie de Souza, Keith Hodgson and Joshua Evans (or the newly established Idle Group) are about to open two new Sydney spots; Newtown bar Raven's Eye and Chippendale pub New Britannia.

First cab off the rank is Raven's Eye, set to open next week and named after the 1997 Al Pacino/Johnny Depp film Donnie Brasco. The team told Australian Bartender the bar will try to steer clear of mafia references and instead channel a mid-20th century American-Italian theme. Set to open on June 4 at 127 King Street, Newtown, Raven's Eye will truly test the Bondi/Darlinghurst lads in inner west waters.

Next up, the team touch base with the monarchy to open their very first pub: New Britannia. The lads have found themselves a particularly old, heritage-listed Chippendale pub, built in 1879 by none other than William Chippendale. Obviously this one took a little more negotiation to lock down, as de Souza told AB the whole thing took a year to work around heritage requirements, pick out interior design schemes, the lot. There'll be plenty of craft beer on tap and in the fridge, there are whispers of slushies and the existing pizza facilities inside the pub will be revamped and renamed Fast Eddie’s Pizza & Liquor.

Find Raven's Eye at 127 King Street Newtown from Thursday, June 4. Then in July, find New Britannia at 103 Cleveland Street, Chippendale.

Via Australian Bartender

Published on May 29, 2015 by Shannon Connellan

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