On balmier evenings Cazador’s patrons spill out onto Hunter Street under a tangle of fairy lights, offering firm assurance that life really is returning to the city centre. They are here to enjoy Spanish wines, beers and cocktails among which the Peahead ($16) is a highlight: the freshness of sugar-snap peas, basil and cucumber puree in a Martini glass with lime and Tanqueray. A Cazador Sour ($16), meanwhile, combines Jamesons, yellow chartreuse, orange bitter and sugared lemon. This interior is warm, the walls arrayed with Matissian canvases and a series of old doors nailed up, collage-style. From the kitchen, share plates are the safest bet: go the light leek and pea arancini ($10) or rich pork meatballs in tomato sauce ($12).
148 Hunter St
|Opening hours:||Tue-Wed 7am-3pm; Thu-Fri 7am-late; Sat 7.30am-late; Sun 8am-10pm|