Shedding the “wild” moniker from its name, The Wild Rover is set to become The Rover, a new dining and drinking destination in Sydney’s Surry Hills.
Sydney’s much loved Irish bar, The Wild Rover, the Surry Hills institution which opened way back in 2013 will be unveiled as The Rover, a sophisticated new dining and drinking destination this March.
The two-storey venue is set to bring the charm of old and the sophistication of a dapper New York cocktail bar, combining a chic wine bar feel along with an expanded dining offering.
“Surry Hills has changed a lot since opening ten years ago with plenty of quality offerings opening their doors. We wanted the bar to evolve with it, stepping up to become somewhere guests can enjoy both food and drink with equal merit whilst retaining its iconic friendly character and all-are-welcome charm,” says co-owner and operator James Bradey.
The Rover will retain its former good time Irish heritage and will undergo a polished transformation with new interiors and a refined British tavern feel.
The seasonal cocktail menu will be refreshed, crafted by 2019 Australian Bartender of the Year Alex Gondzioulis. The drinks will incorporate fresh and elevated twists on much-loved classics as well as whiskey highballs using sodas and ferments made in-house.
The Wild Rover was home to The Whiskey Co-Op and has hosted numerous whiskey events and tastings during its tenure. While it will retain its whiskey influence, The Rover will also be shifting focus to a solid wine list with organic and bio-dynamic wines curated by award-winning sommelier Kyle Poole.
The venue will close for refurbishment on Saturday 19th February and reopen as The Rover on 25 March 2022.
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