Henrietta Supper Club
From Simon McGoram and the crew behind Bondi's Neighbourhood, Henrietta Supper Club provides a classy refuge for Darlo's late-night crowd. Opened in 2014, it soon became a hit with off-the-clock hospitality workers, and the venue's lengthy cocktail list and menu of drinking-food classics has since broadened its appeal.
Occupying the first-floor of an old terrace (former tenants include an array of restaurants and bars dating back to the ‘60s), the venue presents a pleasing picture with its marble floors, deep-blue walls and extravagant light fixtures.
The front room sports dark-wood tables and chairs, a long banquette, and prime perches overlooking the street. Out the back there’s a handsome bar and some well-worn carpet, both murky among flickering candlelight.
The bar's impressive rum collection is used in Daiquiris, Airmails and even a Zombie. Chartreuse also gets heavy rotation, as in the End of the Boulevard (whisky, Campari, vermouth and green Chartreuse). Five beers, including Peroni and Young Henrys, and a dozen-long wine list round-out the drink selection.
When it's time for supper (and that can be anytime; the kitchen is open until 3am), drinking food such as jalapeño poppers, Mac'n'cini balls and cheeseburgers are on the menu. Date nights are sorted with the 100 Dollar Meat & Cheese Board, which includes two glasses of red.