The chic Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay ups its game with refreshed interiors and exciting new restaurants
With its refreshed interiors and updated restaurants, the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular places to stay and to be seen at.
One of the greatest draws in Sydney is its beautiful harbour along with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Fronting the sparkling waters at Circular Quay, the well-placed Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel and its stylish rooms offer splendid views of this legendary location.
The hotel has recently undergone a multimillion-dollar makeover, resulting in a fresh contemporary look, a new reception area as well as exciting new restaurants and bars. Arriving at the hotel, you step into the gleaming new marble lobby and reception, where you are greeted with a warm and engaging welcome. A new booking app helps to make check-ins and departures as seamless as possible.
The flagship restaurant is Silvester’s, which pays homage to the city’s earliest butchers, the Silvester Brothers, who were once based here. An all-day venue, the 120-seat restaurant is classy yet the light-filled atrium continues to exude a casual air. Interiors feature a clever mix of textures as seen by the distressed timber flooring juxtaposed against brown marble and carpeting; plush chenille banquette seating versus barrel chairs and wooden tables. Open kitchens showcase the preparation of the freshest Australian fare, which comes from paddock to plate. Dishes such as the Cone Bay
THE FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT IS SILVESTER’S, WHICH PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CITY’S EARLIEST BUTCHERS, THE SILVESTER BROTHERS, WHO WERE ONCE BASED HERE.
barramundi with coorong pipis and parsnip, as well as the Darling Downs Grainge beef eye fillet, bone marrow and kiphler potatoes, are cooked in a style that nod respectfully to the Silvester Brothers and their craft.
Three Bottle Man is Sydney’s charismatic new laneway café on Bulletin Place, named after the 18th-century British Prime Minister William Pitt, who famously always carried three bottles with him. With its long marble bar and original chequered floor, the cafe offers healthy breakfast options, an all-day snack menu featuring dishes like turkey and brie sourdough with smashed avocado. And, of course, three choices of every drink! In the evenings, with tables spilling out into the laneway, the laidback bar attracts both locals and visitors.
The Customs House Bar has been a fixture in Circular Quay for 160 years. With its makeover, this historic watering hole offers a traditional pub atmosphere as well as a scenic outdoor patio under the trees. Menus take inspiration from modern Australian cuisine featuring substantial sharing plates like the Meat Lover’s Platter composed of beef brisket, mini chorizo, smoked sausage, pulled pork, Westmont pickle, smoked jalapeño mayo and soft buns.
The Sydney Harbour Marriott has always enjoyed an excellent position in the city’s central business district. It’s close to world-class shopping on George Street, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Now, the hotel steps up as a serious contender in the city’s food and beverage scene, offering a fabulous choice of settings for pre-event drinks, leisurely lunches or celebratory dinners.
For more information, visit www.marriott.com.au
THE SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT HAS ALWAYS ENJOYED AN EXCELLENT POSITION IN THE CITY’S CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.