The Cottage Bar & Kitchen in Darling Street Balmain is well worth leaving the eastern suburbs for. Located in a converted Victorian era cottage, this quaint bar recently launched their new summer menu. I want to spread the word so that it’s not only Balmain locals, but other Sydneysiders as well, who get to enjoy the Cottage Bar & Kitchen’s mouth-watering summer themed cocktails and their large selection of wines, beers and ciders plus delicious food.
Co-owner Osman Misirlizade said their impeccably presented cocktails use fresh ingredients. Most of the cocktails have unforgettable names like ‘Remember Me In The Morning’ which is made with fresh passion fruit, passion fruit vodka, licor 43, crème de peche, peach bitters, egg white, blood orange and lemon juice; ‘Summer Squeeze’ is made with fresh watermelon, basil, Tanqueray gin, crème de mure, watermelon liqueur, lemon juice and ruby red grapefruit juice. The unique crowd favourite, ‘Mum’s Apple Pie’ is made with Ron Zacapa 23 year old dark rum, Batlow cloudy apple cider, lemon juice and apple pie syrup. All are absolutely delicious.
Head Chef Ellen Young’s menu offers a large selection of items from share plates to pizza, oysters and cheeses as well as some fabulous desserts including Key Lime Pie with rum cream.
With its new courtyard for alfresco dining, main dining and bar area plus upstairs lounge as well as the front courtyard that regularly has live music, The Cottage Bar & Kitchen offers something for everyone.
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