One of the Inner West’s oldest pubs, the Salisbury Hotel, is proving an old pub really can do new tricks, unveiling a schmick new makeover and menu following a year-long renovation. The pub's been pouring cold ones for a cool 117 years, and now its publican Trish Larkin wants to focus on making the Salisbury Hotel a Stanmore community hub. You'll now find a sprawling outdoor beer garden (complete with its own vintage car table); a revamped dining hall (with a grand 12-seater table as a centrepiece); and a new events line-up including Drag Bingo on Wednesday and live music throughout the week.
In the new kitchen you'll find Ridz Ma’rop, a Singaporean-Malay chef, who will be bringing a menu of counter classics to the table with steak sandwiches, burgers and nachos, plus there's snazzier options like maple miso salmon with ginger and shallot dressed Asian slaw; and baby back pork ribs with chilli plum glaze, apple and fennel salad and roast baby potatoes. On Thursdays the kitchen will turn into a curry house with a spicy weekly special and Sunday is feast day, with a different seasonal family-style share plate being served up each week
The Salisbury is now open on 118 Percival Rd, Stanmore 2048. Mon-Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-10pm.
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