Dining and drinking – The Branksome

The Branksome Hotel, only only 1km from the airport is a great hotel for travellers, families and corporates alike. See our blog here for more details.

If you’re staying here, chances are you’ll need to eat and drink – you do that all here too. You can enjoy a meal at the restaurant, alfresco or order room service if you’d prefer to stay in. They’ve also got a huge rooftop bar where you can go for a few bites to eat and a drink or two.


Th Branksome has a restaurant and bar onsite, “Nate’s: east meets west dining” where we had both the buffet breakfast and dinner here.

The decor is bistro style with marbled tables and some Art Deco influences furniture.

The buffet offered cold and hot options; from fruit, cereal and cold deli items to western hot breakfast options such as scrambled eggs and sausages. You can also make pancakes and try a few baked goodies.

There’s a huge variety of loose leaf tea, coffee and juices to accompany your meal.

For dinner, we tried the new menu. The name of the restaurant is apt, since there are both eastern and western options. The food is quality and nicely presented. We shared three dishes including a Riverina Sirloin steak, Cooked to order and nicely seasoned. It came with a lovely jus and presented with julienne carrots and toast and sweet potatoes. This was a decent portion.

The quail was also a great choice, the tender meat was also flavoured superbly and served with similar sides to the steak.

Miso cod is also a favourite and the one here is particularly good, served with Hainanese rice and edamame beans. We really enjoyed this fish and it’s delicious glaze.

We were pretty full by this stage, but dessert wise, the sticky date pudding or deconstructed cheesecake would be our pick.

They have a good range of drinks on offer st the bar, including craft beer on tap, an extensive wine list and cocktails. The drinks are well priced and there’s also an early weekend happy hour.

Rooftop bar

They also have a lovely rooftop bar and outdoor terrace, perfect for an afternoon drink and you can also order food up there. Catch a glimpse of the amazing sunset with an unobstructed view stretching from the airport to the city skyline.

We enjoyed a networking event, which they have time to time, with heaps of food, drinks and live music.

IMG_6702.JPGThe space is large, so it could certainly host a number of events from parties to weddings or even fashion shows; it has a cool little stone walkway and plenty of tables and lounges to relax.

The Branksome Hotel & Residences

60 Robey Street

Mascot, NSW 202

Nate's Restaurant and Bar - The Branksome Hotel & Residences Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Winter Garden rooftop bar @East Village Hotel

Looking for a rooftop bar in the Sydney’s East to enjoy a few drinks? Look no further. Darlinghurst’s East Village has got you covered. With a beautiful outlook of the city skyline including centrepoint tower, East  Village is a great place to have a drink and take in the view. 

Don’t let winter put you off. East Village is currently running an event called the Winter Garden. With plenty of outdoor heaters and some nice drinks on the menu that will warm you up from the inside. The mulled cider is the perfect winter drink, served warm and not too sweet, with some nice spice.

You have your drink, now time to enjoy it with a bite to eat with some hearty winter dishes on the menu. We shared the currywurst, broad bean bruschetta and the beef bourguignon.

What better way to finish a winters meal than with hot cinnamon doughnuts seved with a dab of cream. The doughnuts plated in a rustic style and again, not overly sweet. They have some nice cocktails and the whisky based bloodhouse sour paired perfectly with this dessert.

A great spot for a drink and to take in the cityscape. The food service is slow paced, so enjoy the beverages on offer whilst you wait.


East Village Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato