The Castlereagh is a multi-level venue in the old inner-city building owned by the City Tattersalls Club close to Town Hall Station in Sydney’s CBD. The venue has a number of bars, a bistro and is a great place to socialise. Head here for an after work drink, dinner with mates or causal lunch. The bistro is led by popular famous chef Colin Fassnidge and it is what we expect from a Fassnidge venue, refined pub/bistro meals that are appealing and appropriate to a wide demographic.
Decor wise, it’s had recent renovations inside and they’ve managed to maintain its charming feel but complete with a new fit out of rattan and dark leather chairs, natural timber furnishings and fresh greenery. It had a relaxed and comfortable feel to it.
The menu features modern Australian dishes for a pub environment and we were treated to a set menu featuring:
Freshly shucked oysters, bread and olives
A beautiful Citrus Cured Salmon, Pickled Cucumber, Sorrel Dressing
Baked Fish (market), Fennel, Tomato Ragu, Capsicum, Black Olive (gf)
Confit Duck Maryland, White Bean Cassoulet, Crispy Kale, Duck Jus which was nicely prepared and served with a medley of mixed vegetables.
Our favourite was the baked Barramundi with fennel and a delicious tomato ragu.
A good vegetarian option is the Pesto, Spring Greens, Ricotta, Parmesan, Farfalle, fresh, vibrant and really tasty.
The menu also has desserts such as the Dulce de Leche ice cream sandwich! Anything dulce de Leche is right up our alley!
For drinks, there’s a good gin list and we were treated to plenty using Prohibition Gin, perfectly complementary to the menu.
Hoping you like the write up and look forward to hearing of you all visiting!
199 Castlereagh St Sydney