Woolwich Pier Hotel
With SJB Interiors and design specialist Luchetti Krelle behind the renovations, the Woolwich Pier Hotel (est. 1885) resembles a colonial clubhouse crossed with a contemporary British gastro pub.
The downstairs dining hall is decorated with caramel timber tones and ferns among white tiles, while upstairs The Viceroy sees an old-world British West Indies charm, showcasing pre-loved vintage treasures, royal blue walls and a green-tiled cocktail bar. The decked courtyard terrace with duck egg blue awnings and white timber holds cosy bungalows, equipped with communal tables and deckchairs.
The British-inspired menu offers a range of generously portioned plates. In keeping with the British theme, Sundays see a full English roast on the menu, changing regularly with cuts such as Riverine saddle of lamb served with sides of roast vegetables, pumpkin mash, condiments and Yorkshire pudding. There’s sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream to finish; or for an afternoon treat, sample the daily fresh scones with jams and clotted cream.
With the upstairs balcony showcasing an idyllic backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, expect long lunches stretching into summer afternoons with jugs of sangria to keep things merry.