sparkling wine after a 12+ hour day, a recent twenty-four hour journey and a +10 hours time difference is not a wise thing. but all that wisdom flies out of the window when you are in good company, surroundings and a really laid-back city. it’s also when you learn the ramifications of opening times that read 11am to late.
establishment bar features on the world’sbestbars. and it is the bar takes centrepiece not merely because it is all marble but because it is also very long. the lighting is just right. warm and not too bright. l took me there was what was supposed to be a drink after a long day in a meeting followed by an event on women as agents of change at the new south wales governor general's house. l and i spent quite a few hours at the bar sipping a chandon brut from yarra valley alternating with homemade dips, olives and toasted breads.
if i lived in sydney, i can safely say that i’d be at establishment bar quite often.