Luxing up old pubs is the hot new trend in Sydney and in blue-ribbon, high-fashion Paddington they’re leading the pack when it comes to flash makeovers. The Paddington Inn has whipped off the covers to reveal a chic new look. Add a little French bistro flavour to your repast with a plate of crisp, fresh, spring garden veg that sings when introduced to a pot of sauce gribiche. Of course, if you need weighty sustenance in a hurry the burger is the right choice. The beef patty is so juicy it soaks through to the base so don’t dilly dally, and maybe even consider eating it upside down. It’s a classic number done well with ribbons of pickles, lettuce mayo and cheese. Then, finish it off with a coffee cocktail (that’s what they call it). Served in a coupette, it’s made with spiced rum, Single O espresso and Patrón XO Café.
Digestive, coffee or dessert? It’s the age old question and there’s only one answer: all of the above. Specifically, in the form of an Espresso Martini. Whether you like them sweet or strong, these great Sydney restaurants can satisfy your appetite, then deliver a caffeinated cherry on top in the form of this eternally popular cocktail.