A sophisticated addition to Sydney’s bar and dining scene, Ananas, opened last Tuesday (18 September) in The Rocks with its contemporary take on French Mediterranean glamour and a pineapple twist.
Housed within one of The Rocks’ most captivating landmark historic buildings, Ananas (French for pineapple) is a modern cocktail and champagne bar complemented by the art deco inspired brasserie and late night supper club.
The French-inspired Ananas opened last week in Sydney’s The Rocks, perfect for corporate dining and drinks.
The vision of hospitality entrepreneur John Szangolies, Ananas will recall Europe’s most celebrated venues with DJs spinning French Lifestyle House music each evening until late and a generous after hours bar and supper menu.
The menu for both bar and brasserie has been created by executive chef, Jerome Lagarde, and will be light, modern and produce-centric drawing inspiration from contemporary French brasseries plus his time at Pavilion Costes in Shanghai.
A sweeping pewter bar and antique hanging mirrors dominate the glamorous bar space and will showcase a hand-picked selection of Champagnes to be served by the bottle, magnum and jeroboam. Classic and signature cocktails and an impressive selection of local and French wines will complete the comprehensive drinks list.
An archway takes you to a brasserie offering a selection of seating from leather clad banquettes to intimate tables for two, as well as private dining rooms for larger groups or those seeking a more discreet experience. A custom designed mural graces four large mirrored walls bringing a sense of contemporary France to the dining room.
An eclectic mix of Parisienne flea market finds and quirky art deco curios, including antique bronze hanging birds, silver pineapple lamps, a giant clock and hand-painted tiles cheekily referencing the pineapple, are found throughout both bar and brasserie creating an aesthetic that is low on formality and high on French character.
A dedicated Oyster Bar, will deliver fresh shellfish shucked to order. The full brasserie menu is complemented by a bar menu selection, available as supper until 3am for those wanting to make the most of the late license. Ananas joins Urban Purveyor Group’s acclaimed multi-level Argyle dining and nightlife precinct in The Rocks district.