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You Can Now Hire Out a Private Igloo for Dinner and Drinks at These Two Sydney Venues

Escape the winter chill inside a cosy igloo with a heartwarming feast and bottomless booze.
By Cordelia Williamson
June 24, 2020
By Cordelia Williamson
June 24, 2020

Winter has well and truly arrived in Sydney, which means it's time to bust out your warmest winter woollies once again. If you're a fan of frostier climates, you'll want to celebrate with some mates over a mulled wine. To celebrate the start of winter (and the reopening of restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs), a heap of private igloos are popping up across Sydney, so you can get your winter escape without even having to leave the city.

Dubbed the Winter Igloo Garden, the pop-up winter wonderlands have taken over Surry Hills bar The Winery and Darling Harbour's Cargo, with one slated to open at King Street Wharf's Bungalow 8 in late July. Each igloo can fit between two and eight people and come with twinkly fairy lights.

At The Winery, you'll be chilling out in your wintry bubble with up to seven of your mates. For $69 per person, you'll get a cocktail (mulled wine or Adams Apple) on arrival and be tucking into a heartwarming three-course feast with pumpkin arancini, pork cotoletta and tiramisu. Want to take things up a notch? You can add on two hours of booze for an additional $39 a head. And you can get extra toasty by purchasing a $5 fleece blanket, which you can then take home, too. You can book your spot over here.

If you're keen to kick back in a waterfront igloo, then head to Cargo instead. Here, two hours in your own transparent dome will cost you $59 a head — and includes four tasty dishes and endless drinks, with a choice of beer, bubbles, white and red wine. For food, you'll be feasting on crumbed and fried jalapeños, pulled wagyu sliders, fish 'n' chips and a mini margherita pizza. To book, head to Cargo's website.

Private igloos are available to hire at The Winery and Cargo, with one coming to Bungalow 8 next month — we'll be sure to keep you updated.

Published on June 24, 2020 by Cordelia Williamson


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