The Greenwood Hotel is a historic drinking and dining institution, located on Blue Street in the heart of North Sydney. Originally built in 1878 as a church and later used as a school, The Greenwood Hotel became a popular destination in 1992 when it was bought and turned into a pub.
Recently the venue has undergone a subtle overhaul by SJB Interiors that introduces fresh and earthy elements, with plantings of greenery and the introduction of indoor foliage. Landscape Designers “The Plant Room” worked with a custom steel fabricator to make some great lighting features for the interior wall and co-owner Nick Wills also commissioned Loose Leaf to create a sculptural piece in the Greenwood’s iconic Chapel Bar.
Inside the Greenwood bar and kitchen, the menu and drinks have also been refreshed. Guests looking to dine will find a restaurant quality menu designed by Group Executive Chef Brad Sloane and Head Chef Sam Matthews. Two brand cocktails include the “Roll Call” and the “Aloe Vera Margarita”. The Roll Call puts a fresh twist on a classic cosmopolitan, being cheekily garnished with a fruit roll-up paying homage to the school Greenwood once was. By contrast the new margarita constitutes Aloe Vera, tequila, and lime with a dash of honey, served in a salt rim glass. This drink riffs off the Greenwood’s many new plantings of Aloe Vera, while building upon the Hotel’s ultra-green theme.
In the kitchen, traditional pub staples like burgers and beer battered fish sit alongside healthy, tasty food, designed to entice locals who lunch. Matthews’ bright and light menu features ever popular salads like the Hummus Super bowl containing roast butternut, farro, broccolini, baby kale, carrot kraut, activated almonds with Zaatar & vincotto dressing. While the ever popular BBQ sesame chicken salad features a gluten-free combo of cucumber, bean sprouts, chilli, coriander, baby gem lettuce, crispy shallots with a roast sesame, ginger dressing.
Combined with incredible staff and friendly service, it’s not surprising the Greenwood is currently nominated for two awards in the state’s 2018 AHA Awards for Excellence. Current nominations include; Best casual dining venue – North and Best promotional concept for their annual winter Snow Festival.
Address: Greenwood Plaza – 36 Blue St, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Web address: https://greenwoodhotel.com/
Opening times: 12 noon to late Monday-Friday. Open for functions and events on Saturdays. SASH Sundays.