The historic Pitt Street pub gets a new look – and a new menu
City pub the Edinburgh Castle has a venerable history including being home to Henry Lawson and the place where the great Aussie writer penned some of his most famous works.
A new chapter is about to begin in the venue’s story, with the doors opening on a complete interior renovation and an overhauled menu by newly appointed head chef Daniel Lanza.
The revived Edinburgh Castle is also offering craft beers, a list of clever cocktails and a 100 per cent Australian wine list curated by the Solotel Group’s sommelier Matt Dunne.
Well known hospitality designers Luchetti Krelle are behind the refurb, which updates the ground floor bar with references to the venue’s colonial past. The upper level meanwhile is now home to an impressive cocktail lounge and outdoor terrace.
Daniel Lanza’s menu involves original spins on pub classics: saltbush chicken schnitzel, classic savoury lamb mince and roast snapper. A nostalgic side dish comes in the form of potato scallops with chicken salt.
A snack menu designed for the after-work pop-in crowd includes a pork and sage sausage role and a ploughman’s plate.
A calendar of events kicks off with free Thursday night wine tastings and Saturday vinyl DJs.