Easter long weekend, and it’s raining. I’ve already dragged the poor boyfriend out for a 3 hour walk to shops that were closed. So, it’s off for a pub lunch to one of the newer additions to the dining/pub scene in Kings Cross, The Sugarmill.
This former bank on the corner of Darlinghurst Road and a pedestrian mall sat unloved for many years, until the Keystone Hospitality Group grabbed the site and uncovered it’s potential, creating an inviting space, a covered outdoor terrace and the perfect booths for people watching:
The interiors are Sydney chic: over sized light shades at the bar, “distressed” paint, stencils and quirky design touches abound:
The menu is incredibly well priced for the type of venue: nothing ventures over $24.50, a rarity these days!
We grab a beer (Asahi $8.50) and a glass of wine (Wine Garden Rose $8), and sit back and watch the the world go by while we wait for our food: for Da Boyfriend, the burger:
Da Boyfriend reckoned that the burger was tasty, but in his mind overpriced at $15.50. I disagree, thinking it’s fairly typical of the price of burgers “eaten in”.
I try the vegetarian option, a roast pumpkin, spinach and goats fetta pie:
I’m not sure where the spinach featured as it didn’t appear to be in the pie, and I think that they may have used potato to fill it out, as I didn’t find any chunks of pumpkin. However, it was reasonably tasty and well priced at $15.50. But why, oh why was the salad absolutely drowned in dressing?? I couldn’t actually eat it as it had gone soggy. I did manage to pick out the cherry tomatoes which were relatively unscathed!
Friends have commented on the diverse audience this pub attracts on Friday and Saturday nights, and I can safely say that this is a great venue for The Cross, with reasonably priced food, and a great atmosphere and position to take advantage of the best The Cross has to offer.
33-37 Darlinghurst Road
02 9368 7333