Broadsheet includes The Cauliflower Hotel in their Guide To Waterloo
A Guide to Waterloo
Traditionally overshadowed by neighbouring Surry Hills and Redfern, Waterloo is emerging into the light. In partnership with Mirvac and its boutique residential project The Finery, we check-in on an area coming into its own.
Over on Botany Road The Forgotten Cask is upstairs at the revitalised Cauliflower Hotel. The rooftop cocktail bar is by husband-and-wife team Justin and Pippi Drew who bought the old pub in 2014 and transformed the upstairs into a laid-back St Lucian rum-focused cocktail bar. There’s a Caribbean theme to the venue, from the palms and the grass roof, to the vintage rum posters on the walls.
The cocktail bar extends into the lounge deck and out onto the tropical-inspired rooftop terrace. All the drinks are named after pirates – signatures include The Captain AA, a twist on a Dark and Stormy with spiced rum, habanero chillies, lime and ginger. There’s also the Bonnie and Reed with Amaretto, macadamia nut, coconut water and lemon. Or just grab a coconut.
The food is similarly themed; expect Central and South American dishes such as a spicy jerk-chicken sambo; fajitas with ancho chilli con carne, guacamole and salsa criolla; and tacos with Southern American spices.