Jamaica House has opened in the inner west Sydney suburb of Newtown, bringing Caribbean island vibes. Complete with rotating tiki inspired cocktails menu using seasonal fruits, and Caribbean cuisine food such as jerk chicken, signature amber rum and honey glazed pork rack of ribs, or the refreshingly delicious watermelon, feta and mint salad.
The drinks are taken seriously here, with homemade orgeat, toasted banana syrup, homemade ginger beer and white grapefruit soda made with fresh ingredients. On the beer front, on-tap you’ll find the classic Jamaican Red Stripe lager as quaffing beer, as well as a selection of Aussie brews. The ethos of Jamaica House is to keep things simple, with an emphasis on quality ingredients. Owner Josh McIntyre says, “Our cuisine has an authentic influence as many recipes are sourced directly from Jamaica and we use fresh seasonal fruits and homemade ingredients and syrups in our cocktails to elevate quality”.
The décor features a modern vibe of hip-hop artwork throughout the venue drawing influence from both Kingston and Miami as it reflects its blend of reggae and hip hop culture. It also houses some pieces of amazing artwork by the Sydney based female artist collective Stay Fly as well as a selection of portraits featuring contemporary reggae and hip-hop artists. The vibe is complete with weekends hosting reggae, hip-hop and dancehall artists, and keep an eye out for the weekly food and drinks specials such as $5 jerk wings and Red Stripe on Tuesdays.
Jamaica House, 62/64 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Check out www.jamaicahouse.net for more