By Suzan Ryan, editor bars&clubs
Sydney’s Gazebo restaurant and bar in Elizabeth Bay, part of The Keystone Group, reopened on Friday October 10, following an extensive transformation and hot on the heels of the refit and reopening of sister venue, Manly Wine, the previous week.
The extensive refurbishment retains subtle stylistic nods to the 1960s, when the building was constructed, but the new Gazebo is more open plan and street facing than previously, with a lacquered wood semi-circular courtyard bar surrounded with individual two-person table-and-lamp perch benches encouraging guest flow and retention in the outside area.
Inside, leather booths and dark wooden fixtures provide the stay-awhile comfort essential to an effective dining room. While the design is open plan and casual the fittings and extras – such as a chandelier and grand piano – are luxurious. [continues below]
The outside bar serves Gazebo’s signature Chilcano de Pisco cocktail on tap, with Negronis and Martinis, draught and craft beers and ciders completing the casual-meets-luxe offering on the drinks side. Keystone sommelier Sarah Limacher has selected a succinct list of top Australian and international wines, while head chef Jason Dean (ex Pier and Gastro Park) retains an emphasis on community dining via contemporary dishes and share plates. [continues below]
Says The Keystone Group's chief property and corporate development officer, John Duncan: “After eight successful years we are very excited to relaunch The Gazebo into this new chapter and to see its maturation into a sophisticated restaurant and great bar”.
Gazebo, 2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, is open Monday to Thursday: 3pm – 12am, and Friday – Sunday: 12pm – 12am.