The Greengate Hotel in Killara is one of Sydney’s great pubs. Originally opened in 1832, this heritage listed site is a must visit. A top spot to enjoy a beverage, with many different spaces to suit any occasion. The hotel includes a number of bar areas and outdoor spaces, perfect for those sunny days and you can even bring your dog.
The Greengate Hotel is also home to one of our favourite pub dining spots, the Greengate Terrace.
The Greengate Terrace is an elegant and stylish dining space, with the charm of the old building retained. The room is filled with natural light from the many windows and doors that look out to the terrace, which also has plenty of seating.
The service is more upmarket than most pubs, with table service on offer, which is a refreshing change from buzzer service you usually see at a pub. There is also a fully stocked bar with some enticing cocktails and a quality wine list, craft beer and premium spirits.
The food at Greengate Terrace is also of a high standard, utilising quality produce which is enhanced by the culinary skills of the kitchen staff.
The starters are simple with the natural ingredients highlighted. The half dozen Sydney Rock Oysters are plump, with a creamy texture and these were very enjoyable, served fresh with a champagne vinaigrette which provided a nice contrast.
There are are a number of small plates that can be shared if you so please. The trio of Mooloolaba grilled butterflied king prawns with butter and herbs were the pick of the day, a good size and possessing a nice charred seafood flavour.
For a vegetarian option, the asparagus dish is refreshing. With the asparagus both grilled and shaved, served with slithers of grapefruit, rocket and tonburi (which is known as Japanese field caviar). This dish is prepared super well, with a pretty plating.
When ordering mains, there are plenty of classics to choose from like fish and chips, pasta, roast chicken breast, slow cooked lamb, pan fried Barramundi and a few different cuts of steak. It is much classier than you often find in a pub.
We enjoyed the beautiful Barramundi which had a crispy skin flaky flesh, served with broccolini and a silky kimizu, a Japanese egg and vinegar sauce, similar to bernaise. The Barramundi was simple, yet elegant and perfectly prepared.
We also ordered the 5+ Wagyu rump from the specials menu, the steak cooked as ordered at medium rare and it melted in the mouth. This was served with french fries and an incredibly tasty truffle butter. Definitely one of the better steaks we have enjoyed. There are also a range of sides and enticing desserts if you are super hungry.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Greengate, it is definitely on our return list. A great spot if you are in the area and worthy of a stop on the way up the coast or on the return. Thanks to the Greengate Terrace for the hospitality and to Vandal and Co for the invite.
Greengate Terrace (in the Greengate Hotel)
655A Pacific Highway,
Killara NSW 2071