North-West Sydney is finally getting the all-purpose venue it deserves!
The Governor, Macquarie Park, the latest venue from hospitality group Momento (The Australian Hotel & Brewery, Bella Vista Hotel and Hillside Hotel), will be a multi-level Australian pub, complete with a bistro, downstairs bar, garden terrace and a chic rooftop bar and dining area.
The ground floor will house the main bar and bistro, serving up classic pub feeds alongside modern Aussie delights.
The space will be decked out with lush greenery, royal green tiles, plush stools and dark timbers. Grab a drink from the light timber bar and nestle into one of the six intimate booths inspired by old train carriages, each adorned with gold statement lighting.
If you’re feeling a bit peckish, head on through to the 160-seater bistro, draped in rungs of greenery and smartly finished with an open fireplace over which sits a portrait of Governor Macquarie.
Out in the garden terrace, you’ll find exposed brick walls, timber detailing, greenery and festoon lighting creates a warm and inviting escape, perfect for a few afternoon drinks with friends.
Head Chef Luke Lashford (ex-Sheraton on the Park and The Australian Hotel and Brewery) has whipped up a menu with a variety of options to suit any mood, from teriyaki chicken poke salad, to burgers, wood-fired pizzas and even slow-cooked Flinders Island lamb shoulder.
Bar Manager Andrew Ratcliff (ex-Baxter Inn and Eau de Vie) compliments this offering with a drinks list that features classics and seasonal creations, including the venue’s signature drink ‘The Governor’, a unique twist on a whisky classic.
Head upstairs and you’ll stumble upon Ess., The Governor’s rooftop bar which offers a stunning 360-degree view of the local surrounds.
This level is home to its own bar and central kitchen, and will be serving up a bespoke Asian-inspired menu, ranging from small plates to show-stoppers like the blowtorched to order Atlantic salmon, marinated overnight in miso and soy and served with mushrooms pickled in gin.
The exact opening date of The Governor is yet to be announced, but is scheduled for early July.
Address: 9-13 Waterloo Road,
Macquarie Park, NSW
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10am – midnight