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The Cortile

Address
Address:
Enter Corner Phillip & Bridge Sts
117 Macquarie Street
Sydney CBD NSW 2000
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9240 1396
Fax : +61 2 9240 1240
Chef
Chef: Tamas Pamer
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
BYO
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Carparks
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Sample the delights of the hotel’s renowned High Tea or tantalise your tastebuds with some unique cocktails all in the magnificent surrounds of the Cortile Lounge. The Cortile offers an enchanting sun-lit courtyard lounge hidden amongst the treasury building of 1851 at InterContinental Sydney.

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LOCATION
The Cortile is located within one of Sydney’s most recognised hotels, InterContinental Sydney. Set in breath-taking 19th Century architecture on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the eatery is close to the Sydney Opera House and CBD.

DETAILS
Set in the beautiful surroundings of the treasury building of 1851 the Cortile Lounge at InterContinental Sydney is the place to while away the hours. This secret haven offers delicious delicacies as part of the hotels famous High-Tea. The Cortile Lounge offers an enchanting sun-light courtyard featuring a soaring glass atrium and tiered sandstone arcades providing the perfect venue to listen to resident pianist, Tony Williams.

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It’s always tea time at the Cortile, an enchanting sun-light courtyard featuring a soaring glass ceiling and tiered sandstone arcades. This secret haven of sweet delights is hidden in the InterContinental Hotel Sydney, a magical setting perfect for the sweet-tooth’s ultimate indulgence. While away the hours in the charming surrounds, which is particularly magnificent when the sun shines through the glass skylight and lights up the arena. The InterContinental Hotel encompasses the 1851 Treasury Building, a National Trust landmark made of magnificent sandstone just a short distance from the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay.

The Cortile serves up dainty delicacies each weekday afternoon, but the weekend High Teas are not to be missed. Enjoy sparkling wine, coffee and juice, plus a full buffet of cakes, pastries, cheese and savouries. Have the chef whip up some fresh crepes and pancakes to order at the live cooking station. The Cortile also offers a snack menu and all-day light meals such as sandwiches and savouries, or simply pop in for a cocktail or coffee. Afternoon tea at the Cortile is the perfect icing on the cake after a day of visiting the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Royal Botanic Gardens, located just a brief stroll from the hotel.

Lauren Barker

The Cortile Afternoon Tea Stand

Traditional tea service presented on an elegant 3 tier stand, available Monday to Friday from 11am until 4.30pm, consisting of:
Selection of tea sandwiches
Traditional and fruit scones with fresh cream and homemade jam
Selection of pastries, slices and savoury items
Includes a glass of sparkling upon arrival, along with your choice of Ronnefeldt loose leaf tea, filter coffee or a refreshing iced tea freshly prepared using a selection of Ronnefeldt tea leaves (the selection includes sweet berry cream, orange and special earl grey)

$50 per person
$65 per person with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut NV, Reims, France

A Weekend High Tea Affair at The Cortile

An exquisite afternoon tea buffet consisting of:
Selection of tea sandwiches
Traditional, sweet & savoury scones with fresh cream & homemade jam
Selection of French pastries, cakes, slices and savoury items
Finish with crepes and waffles with all the trimmings
Includes a glass of sparkling upon arrival, along with your choice of Ronnefeldt loose leaf tea, filter coffee or a refreshing iced tea freshly prepared using a selection of Ronnefeldt tea leaves (the selection includes sweet berry cream, orange & special earl grey)

$55 per person or
$70 per person with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut NV, Reims, France

Buffet available on Saturday and Sunday in two sessions:
Session 1: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Session 2: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

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entrees

Seasonal grilled vegetable plate with garlic aioli, olives, babaganoush, hummus with Binnorie feta crumble | $28.00

Asian platter with chicken satay skewers, tempura prawns, Peking duck pancakes & gyoza | $32.00

Sashimi plates of fresh Yellow fin Tuna, Salmon & King fish with marinated wakame, pickled ginger, salmon roe, wasabi and soy sauce (12 pieces) | $34.00

Harvey bay scallop, white bean, chorizo crumbles | $17.00


mains

Apple wood smoked Duck Breast salad, pear, baby red chard, candied pecan, hazelnut crumble and hazelnut vinaigrette | $26.00

Wagyu beef ‘Short Rib’, caramelised truffle onion, mustard, gruyere cheese on Ciabatta bread | $29.00

Club sandwich with grilled bacon, roasted chicken breast, fried egg, avocado & mayonnaise, with a choice of white, wholemeal or gluten free bread | $30.00

Butternut Pumpkin risotto with char grilled King Prawn, parmesan and preserved lemon | $30.00


desserts

Our pastry chef’s desserts deliver the ultimate indulgences, try one of his gorgeously crafted cakes, utilising ingredients that arefamiliar such as berries, custards & spices to the unusual. Ask our staff for today’s selection | $12.00

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winelist

white wine selection

Richmond Grove Riesling 2011, Clare Valley, SA
bottle | $60.00
glass | $12.00

Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, NZ
bottle | $70.00
glass | $14.00

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, NZ
bottle | $95.00
glass | $19.00

Scarborough Chardonnay 2009, Hunter Valley, NSW
bottle | $60.00
glass | $12.00

red wine selection

Stoneleigh ‘Rapaura’ Pinot Noir 2008, Marlborough, NZ
bottle | $77.00
glass | $16.00

Cumulus Climbing Merlot 2009, Orange, NSW
bottle | $60.00
glass | $12.00

Mitolo ‘Jester’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, McLaren Vale, SA
bottle | $70.00
glass | $14.00

Henschke ‘Hill of Grace’ Shiraz 2005, Eden Valley, SA
bottle | $980.00

sparkling wine selection

Pommery Brut NV, Reims, France
bottle | $135.00
glass | $27.00

Louis Roederer Cristal 2002, Reims, France
bottle | $690.00

Chandon Brut NV, Yarra Valley, Vic
bottle | $75.00
glass | $15.00

Pelorus ‘Cloudy Bay’ NV , Marlborough, NZ
bottle | $95.00
glass | $19.00

dessert wine selection

De Bortoli ‘Noble One’ Botrytis Semillon 2008, Vic
bottle | $85.00
glass | $21.00







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Restaurant Specials

All Year Round Specials/Events
Enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea buffet. Some of the delicious sweets and savouries available include traditional scones, a selection of sandwiches, French pastries, cakes and slices. Available on weekends at 1pm and 3pm.
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All Year Round Specials/Events
High Tea but not as you know it. Especially for coffee lovers we have launched High Coffee! An afternoon of High Coffee will involve our resident barista matching coffee with a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, and will turn a simple cup of coffee into a unique dining experience. Sip on a doppio espresso, cafe fredo or grappa while indulging in a selection of treats with a coffee twist. Available daily from 11am -7pm.

All Year Round Specials/Events
Come and join us in celebrating Madame Pommery and the ‘Qualité d’abord’ revolution. Enjoy two glasses of Pommery Brut Royal whilst only paying for one. Available daily from 5pm – 7pm. Two glasses for $27.



Restaurant Features
Bar / Wine Bar
In a 4 or 5 Star Hotel
Late Night Dining
Live Music / Entertainment
Suitable for Groups of 10


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