The chic Syd­ney Har­bour Mar­riott Ho­tel at Cir­cu­lar Quay ups its game with re­freshed in­te­ri­ors and ex­cit­ing new restau­rants

YTL Life - - Contents - Words M WIL­SON

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.

Cus­toms House Bar has been a fix­ture in Cir­cu­lar Quay for over 160 years. Fac­ing page: The Syd­ney Har­bour Mar­riott Ho­tel makes you feel at home whether you’re here for busi­ness or on a re­laxed fam­ily hol­i­day.

Three Bot­tle Man can be ac­cessed via Bul­letin Place or from within The Syd­ney Har­bour Mar­riott Ho­tel and of­fers com­fort­able seat­ing both in­side and out.

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