SOUTH-SYDNEY PUB OPENINGS TURN IT UP
The Cauliflower Hotel is celebrating the rising popularity of rum with a St Lucian-styled cocktail bar and Caribbean-themed rooftop.
There is a selection of more than 90 rums and spirits from around the world, to be found in bespoke cocktails named after pirates, and a menu taking inspiration from Pacific rim nations from Mexico to Peru.The 1838-built Hotel has been undergoing a “loving restoration” for more than a year, working toward the specialist rum bar and kitchen – The Forgotten Cask – opening to the Palm Lounge deck area and rooftop garden, adorned with tropical succulents.
The bar is the creation of owners Justin and Pippi Drew, partnering with Adam Goddard as licensee and GM, Billy Stamp as head chef, and Aaron Michael on Mixology.
Beneath the barrels of rum, the Rock Bar is another room supporting local talent, with live music every Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.