Mary’s restaurants have tended to generate a lot of hype in the lead-up to their launches. But not Mary’s Pitt Street, which opened yesterday with a sly announcement on Instagram. It’s on the border of Surry Hills and the city, and is turning out everything you’d expect from the rock’n’roll burger-makers.
Mary’s Pitt Street ticks all the boxes of a Mary’s joint: it has the Mary’s burgers and cheeseburgers, fried chicken, fries, and mash with gravy. As with its Circular Quay outlet, it’s got a vegan menu. Plus, until Friday this week it’ll be selling $5 burgers from 5pm to 6pm every night.
There’s a rum-focused menu of cocktails, as well as old favourites such as spicy Margaritas and Espresso Martinis. Mary’s wine director Caitlyn Rees has put together a list of more than 30 drops.
“We are very fucking excited to announce the birth of our newest baby,” Mary’s co-owner Jake Smyth said in a statement. “Mary’s Pitt Street is the rough and tough little sister to bookend our two other CBD joints – slotted right into the Surry Hills border of the city, where it still feels like our city has a seedy pulse.
“Pitt Street looks, feels and tastes like Mary’s, but one that may have taken some advice from two old fuckers that used to be young fuckers. Padded seats, strong rum cocktails, and enough blues and rock’n’roll to get the chandeliers swinging.”
For the first time at a Mary’s joint, guests can book tables of eight to 60 people. This is the Mary’s crew’s third opening this year, after launching Mary’s Circular Quay (which serves the traditional Mary’s menu) and Mary’s Underground (a fine-diner) in what used to be The Basement music venue. The original, Mary’s Newtown, opened in 2013 and helped kickstart Sydney’s burger revolution.
Mary’s Pitt Street is now open at 410 Pitt Street, Sydney, from 12pm to 12am seven days a week.