Postponed: Matt Whiley's Sustainability-Forward Cocktail Bar Re Won't Reopen Until Later in May

This boundary-pushing cocktail bar will be reopening its doors later than expected, following last-minute delays ahead of moving to The Norfolk Hotel.
Nishika Sharma
Published on May 10, 2024

Sydneysiders will have to wait a little longer before sipping Re's inventive cocktails is on the menu again — and construction delays are the cause. The zero-waste bar was initially slated to open up inside The Norfolk Hotel on Tuesday, May 14, but since announcing that date, the Redfern pub has had to postpone its relaunch.

Re's boundary-pushing approach to sustainability has seen the bar earn a spot among Sydney's best bars, and has received acclaim on lists spanning the world's best bars multiple times. Hence, the postponement of its long-awaited reopening is bittersweet news.

Now, the standout spot is set to welcome guests from sometime between mid-May to the end of the month. No open date has officially been confirmed as yet, so stand by for further details.

Interiors of Re at the Norfolk.

The cocktail bar's revitalised menu for its sleek new digs at The Norfolk will feature its familiar game-changing cocktails made from discarded bread or chicken feet, alongside new inventions — including a Ricos Tacos-inspired tortilla-inspired cocktail, a Busby's-centred 'Dirty Bore' with salted focaccia butter vodka, a boozy Derrel's-style mango lassi cocktail and more.

As for its upcoming food lineup, each dish will showcase the highest-quality local ingredients that can be consumed whole. You'll spot dishes like the squid ink and calamari duo, as well as yellowfin tuna paired with marigold.

Dish from Re at the Norfolk.

When Re reopens, you'll find it at The Norfolk, 305 Cleveland Street, Redfern. Keep an eye on the venue's website for more information.

Images: Sam McAdam.

Published on May 10, 2024 by Nishika Sharma
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