SYDNEY | The Rook is a bar with one of Sydney’s most secretive entrances. You enter an unassuming foyer of a plain office building and press the “R” button on the lift. Up you go, the lift door opens and you’re faced with a cool little rooftop cocktail bar.
Food is simple and tasty – burger, fries and fried chicken sit side-by-side with half lobsters and lobster lettuce cups. The “Nacho Roll”, a delicious mess of low cooked beef, guacamole, and nacho mix is particularly wrong and delicious.
Drinks impress as well, with the inventive cocktails which twist up classic favourites being a particular focus. They’re the creation of bartender Cristiano Berreta (ex Black Pearl, Melbourne) so it’s no wonder they’re good – try the Down the Rabbit Hole – a tasty mix of Beefeater Gin, blood orange liqueur, white cacao, lemon, and cardamom.
56 – 58 York Street
New South Wales 2000
Telephone: (02) 9262 2505
Mon: 4:00pm to 12:00am
Tue – Fri: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Sat: 4:00pm to 12:00am