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New Hospitality Group gets into Sydney

West Village

A new hospitality group called Goodtime Hospitality has remodelled and rebranded old school Petersham pub, The White Cockatoo.

The classic Australian pub, located in Sydney’s Petersham, re-opened as West Village yesterday.

The new group is co-owned by entrepreneur James Bodel and Locky Paech (ex-The Norfolk and The Forresters).

Located directly opposite the Petersham train station and in the heart of this burgeoning inner west suburb, West Village combines the warmth and familiarity of a local pub with an acute attention to detail, style and design.

Designer Alexander and Co. has breathed life back into this 130 year old building, creating a number of spaces for drinkers and diners to explore including an indoor/outdoor courtyard and a sports bar. Using original structural elements such as heritage ceilings, concealed archways and old brickwork as a source of inspiration for key feature elements, the venue pays homage to its rich history while presenting a modern-day neighbourhood oasis to enjoy.

The modern Australian pub menu has been created by Locky Paech and chef Sam Thomson (ex-Catalina) and features small and large share plates as well as a  selection of salads, mains and sides. Thomson will utilise NSW ethically-farmed meat and speciality produce from local organic markets as well as incorporate house-made ferments, pickles, relishes and sauces, where possible.

There will also be a separate bar food menu which features your daily pub staples including fish and chips, cheeseburger and chicken schnitzel, as well as rotating specials for burger of the day, sandwich of the day, and curry of the day.

Andrew Jamieson Wine Merchants has created the wine menu, which is an all-Australian offering of predominately NSW wines. A range of cocktails will be served in bespoke bottles, along with Negronis on tap and a large selection of craft beer.

Patio, a pub-café style sub-brand of the group, will launch later this year within the West Village courtyard, with a breakfast offering from 7-11am. Seconds away from the station, this is the perfect spot to drop in for a coffee or takeaway grab-and-go style breakfast for the commute to work. Patio will then double as the pub’s courtyard for lunch and dinner.

West Village is located at 30 Terminus Street, Petersham NSW.

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