Winter is typically a time to rug up and hibernate but it doesn’t have to be if you live in Sydney. There’s winter markets to wander around and dreamy festivals to explore. Proving yet again that the outdoors can be just as cosy and nice when the weather is a little frosty is the team behind popular rooftop bar East Village Sydney. Back again with their annual Winter Garden fixture, the bar is promising a wintery wonderland with hearty treats, Insta-worthy lights and stunning views.
Winter Garden at East Village Sydney
Back after a smashing season last year, the rooftop bar is doing a dreamy European Christmas theme again with pretty lights, pleasing pink hues and faux fur cushions to snuggle up around. Not to forget the all-important rooftop heaters and snug blankets to keep you toasty on chilly nights. Skyline views are an added bonus.
Twinkly lights will fill the area as you warm up with indulgent drinks and tasty dishes. This year round the rooftop bar is introducing a Belgian chocolate fondue fountain complete with a selection of cakes, fruit, brioche and biscuits to dip into your chocolate. Plus, the popular four-cheese fondue spiked with liqueur returns with a side of pickled vegetables, cured meats, crisps and bread to fuel your fromage obsession.
But, that’s not all. There’s an authentic market Currywurst dish served with German Bratwurst and curried ketchup sauce and a potato salad. Plus dig into Vol-au-vents filled with a truffled chicken fricassée, Kartoffelpuffer or potato pancakes served with spiced apple sauce German fried gnocchi noodles served alongside bacon, mushrooms and sauerkraut. Plus, tickle your sweet tooth with delicious Dutch cinnamon doughnuts.
As for drinks, there’s delicious mulled wine, cocktails including smoked rum old fashioned, an alpine sour, traditional warm Honey Mead, and a winter spritz made with Montenegro, grapefruit liqueur, ginger and burnt rosemary. There’s also Coquito shooters made with vegan eggnog, coconut, condensed milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
The rooftop Winter Garden at East Village Sydney opens on Wednesday, June 21 and runs throughout winter. It will be open from Monday to Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. Snag a spot here.