The Oaks Hotel
The majestic oak tree casts its lush canopy over the beer garden at The Oaks Hotel. The original seedling was merely 30cm tall when the Furlong family, the former owners of the institute, planted it in August 1938. Over the last 80 years, the oak tree has rooted itself as the iconic symbol of the popular Sydney hotel. The hotel and pub has a warm feel. It is the size of a small mansion, but is constantly bustling with guests of all sorts, from rugby fans, to families, to the elderly. It is situated in the heart of Neutral Bay, and is a popular choice for guests to relax, dine and socialise.
The hotel manager Alex Copper said proudly that one of the main appeals of The oaks Hotel is the food. "The Bar and Grill, a favourite among locals, offers an extensive range of high quality dishes from famous steaks, to mussels and oysters, as well as a variety of gourmet pizzas," he told Vision Magazine. The Garden Bar is a classic bar adjoining The oak’s iconic beer garden and offers a magnificent range of craft beers, wines and classical cocktails as well a stunning view of the oak tree with large rounded windows. They also offer a variety of bar snacks and share plates perfect to compliment sports watching.