Winter is well and truly here and while there’s a lot to enjoy in the coming months, some aspects of the season can be less than desirable. If you’re already dreaming of escaping to a warm retreat, The Old Fitz in Woolloomooloo should sort you out with a three-in-one deal that’ll keep you as cosy as a steaming mug of hot chocolate. On offer is French and British-inspired comfort cuisine, a special Sunday menu with three classic roasts and live jazz for the soul. There’s also wine and a fireplace to curl up around so don’t be surprised if you end up whiling away your whole day here.
The Old Fitz, Woolloomooloo
Exposed-brick walls, plush sofas and brews on tap add an extra layer of comfort to the intimate bar and theatre venue. Their winter-warming Sunday menu includes smaller dishes as well as three classic Sunday roasts available until sold out. Choose from beef striploin, chicken Maryland, or slow-roasted Japanese squash, with a side of crispy roast potatoes, carrots, seasonal greens and fluffy Yorkshire pudding and wrap up with desserts like rhum baba with chantilly cream and creme caramel before getting snuggly in front of the fireplace.
Plus expect French wine the likes of mineral-driven Muscadet, rustic Loire Valley bistro reds and wines from Burgundy and Jura along with classic negronis.
While you get toasty by the fire, local jazz musicians will bring the entertainment from 2pm to 5pm every Sunday. Kicking things off is four-piece jazz ensemble, James Ryan’s Soul Jazz Express, headed by Saxophonist, composer, flutist, James Ryan. Book a spot here.