The Union Hotel is located on the corner of the Pacific Highway and West Streets, North Sydney.DETAILS
An extensive refurbishment brought modern Parisian sophistication to the spacious interiors of the Union, which maintains all the charm of a local pub with affordable dining menus and a relaxed atmosphere. Creative Gallic accents, from art deco posters to chequered floor panels, highlight warm wooden dining tables and pin-cushioned leather banquettes in the indoor bar area. Guests take advantage of balmy Sydney evenings in the courtyard, where marble tables and wrought iron seating evoke classic European gardens. Upstairs, abundant natural light floods fine diner Uncorked amid crisp white dining tables and vibrant red feature walls.PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
In an impressive launch party, suitably held on Bastille Day, the Union Hotel recently unveiled their spectacular 4 million-dollar refurbishment of its pub, bistro and restaurant venue. With a distinctive French flavour, the newly made-over space truly lives up to its slogan: “more than just your local.” Always a swanky establishment, the pub’s restaurant, Uncorked, now takes the flash to another level. Gorgeously decked out with white leather booths, black wood panelling and hot red carpet and wallpaper, the light-filled space is the cherry perched atop the main pub.
To match the physical facelift comes an elegant menu of six mains, seven entrees and a selection of side dishes. Start with Coffin Bay oysters shucked to order, sauteed calve’s liver, or braised pork cheek and lobster salad. Mains include the signature bouillabaisse tagine, a 300 grams Tajima Wagyu cross Holstein scotch fillet, and a twice-cooked confit of duck with roasted chestnuts and celeriac sauteed with fennel. For the full experience, order a side of pommes frittes, if only for pleasure of practising your amateur French. Finish decadently with the chocolate terrine or the cheese platter.