The Metropolitan Hotel Sydney on George Street has reopened under new management after an extensive 12-month renovation, which has seen the 3-storey pub completely transformed.
As part of the makeover, the hotel (with its infamous 87 stairs) boasts new red and cream paisley carpets, feature lighting, new bar stools and tables, while red lacquered window frames and balustrades tie in with the contemporary new look. An original wing of the building – which was built in 1834, has been transformed into a private dining area that is ideal for boardroom-style meetings or intimate functions.
As well as the cosmetic makeover, new executive chef, James Shaw from Brisbane’s award-winning Story Bridge Hotel, has transformed the Metropolitan Hotel’s menu. Described as ‘contemporary Australian’, the menu features pulled lamb sliders, Fat Yak beer battered barramundi, Rib Eye from the Darling Downs, grain fed sirloin from Tara Valley, as well as pub staples such as mini pizzas, salt and pepper squid and beef and Guinness sausages.
The rooftop of the Metro that overlooks George and Bridge Streets has also received a makeover with new high tables and chairs installed as well as sunshades. A popular venue for private events, the rooftop can be hired for exclusive use and coming into the festive season is the ultimate space for office Christmas parties and New Year celebrations.