ZANZIBAR
Sydney, New South Wales

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Zanzibar, Newtown's popular haunt, confirms that no matter how you look at it, cocktails, wine, tasty pub fare and a choice of areas to devour them is a winning combination. Make your way up from King Street Bar and enter into Webster’s Bourbon Bar & Grill, a 1920's style bourbon bar and grill. On the top level, find ZanziBar Rooftop overlooking the bustling hub of Newtown.
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General info

Address:

323 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042

Suburb:

Newtown

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Cuisine:

Pub Food, South American

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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The food, cocktail and wine menus loyally follow Zanzibar's guests across all three of its floors – the casual ground floor bar, the atmospheric, warm first-floor lounge and the breezy rooftop terrace. Wherever the many (and varied) Zanzibar patrons decide to settle and chill out, a menu of Modern Australian cuisine with Mediterranean influences is ready for the ordering. Spanning from a selection of tapas like grilled chorizo with pomegranate and baked herb-crumbed mussels, to solo dishes ranging from creative pizzas to cheap steaks, the fare is well-priced pub-grub.

Aside from the food, however, Zanzibar is also known for its quirky and extensive cocktail list. Divided into fun sections like "Zanzibar Usual Suspects" which includes favourites like the bloody Mary, "Gone But Not Forgotten" with gems like Thai ice tea and "New Zanzi" which involves drinks borne out of Zanzibar creativity (and includes the delectable toffee apple and the tongue-in-cheek "1 after 6"), you could easily spend a week (a rather blurry, drunk one at that) taste-testing. To make this task a little cheaper, Zanzibar holds a cocktail happy hour every day. And for the winos, the list of available whites, reds and bubblies has been put together with similar affordability and taste in mind – cheaper selections sidle up to the more fastidious variety.
Agnes Gajewska

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Features

Bar / Wine Bar
Cheap & Cheerful
Outdoor Dining
AWARDS
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2016
Two Chef Hats

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Jess - 8/10/2012
Have spent some great afternoons in the sun on the rooftop at Zanzibar. They have a wide bottled beer selection, and a simple classic cocktail list. The tapas menu is good to share, the staff are friendly, and the vibe is nice and relaxed.