by Suzan Ryan – editor, bars&clubs
The former Trustee Bar and Bistro on busy St George’s Terrace has reopened as rum bar, Angel’s Cut by The Trustee. The drinks menu was designed by James Connolly (Bartender of the Year Competition finalist, 2011) and his cocktail team, and the bar carries more than 100 rums.
Angel’s Cut by The Trustee offers two menus: bar and bistro. The bar menu focuses on shared plates – charcuterie boards, chicken wings and sliders – and is designed by executive chef Michelle Forbes (ex Rockpool Bar & Grill), while the bistro menu offers hearty dishes from the grill (beef cheek, rib eye and skirt steak) plus fresh oysters, pasta dishes (such as chorizo peasant arrabiatta orecchiette), plus an entree and snacks menu.
The venue also features an extensive wine list. Design is open plan, featuring quirky, one-off pieces, comfortable leather chairs and couches, low lighting and scavenged items bolted to the walls.