Northern Sydney is set to welcome an impressive new addition, with sprawling, multi-level pub The Governor slated to open its doors in Macquarie Park next month.
If plans unveiled today are anything to go by, this one's got all the makings of a quintessential Aussie boozer, boasting a roomy front bar and bistro, a garden terrace for those al fresco sessions, and even its very own rooftop bar, complete with 360-degree views.
From the same group behind large-scale watering holes like the Australian Hotel & Brewery and the Bella Vista Hotel, The Governor is angling to be a crowd-pleaser, offering a little something for every mood, occasion and time of the week.
The main bar and bistro is decked out in dark timber, royal green and foliage aplenty, with cosy booths that take their design cues from old-school train carriages. Settle in by the open fire, or out under the festoon lighting of the leafy terrace.
To match the variety of spaces, Head Chef Luke Lashford has put together a broad food offering — with everything from teriyaki chicken poké and a range of woodfired pizzas, to a slow-cooked Flinders Island lamb shoulder, best shared between two in one of those intimate booths. The drinks list is designed to complement, featuring old favourites alongside crafty seasonal creations.
Upstairs, rooftop bar Ess boasts a bar and kitchen of its own, an Asian-inspired menu heroing the Japanese charcoal grill. Venture up for the likes of wagyu beef skewers, glazed yakitori wings or the torched-to-order atlantic salmon, teamed with gin-pickled shimeji mushrooms.
The Governor is slated to open at 9-13 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park in early July. We'll keep you posted when we hear an exact opening date.