Woollahra’s The Light Brigade is bringing a touch of Miami to its relaunched rooftop bar with a pastel colour palette and panoramic city views.
Designer Kristy McGregor, responsible for The Manly Wharf Hotel, was inspired by the pastel pinks, greens and terracotta tones of the pool club at the Goodtime Hotel in Miami. She wished to ‘respect the historical elements of the iconic art deco red brick and create a cosy yet socially exciting space through luxurious contemporary outdoor furniture and finishes that have a texture and a warmth’.
Situated four levels above the bustling streets of Woollahra, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a relaxed off-duty vibe with a wood-fire menu and signature cocktails. Curated by Executive Chef Justin Schott, the eclectic style menu has everything from vegetables to meats with wood-fired cooking giving rich, robust flavours to pub classics.
Many of the dishes are designed to be shared, either among friends over a long weekend lunch or with a loved one during date night. Highlights from the shared menu include Crispy Potato Gems and Wood-Fired ‘‘Puff’’ Bread accompanied with a selection of antipasti like roasted eggplant caponata & macadamia pesto, whipped buffalo ricotta and house-made taramasalata with shallot oil and dill. But our top pick is the scrumptious ginger-marinated Salt & Pepper Squid with fish sauce, Szechuan pepper, rocket, chilli, lemon and black garlic aioli. So tender soft and covered in a crispy coating, it’s satisfyingly spicy with a very tasty crunch.
On the more substantial side, Justin dishes up fresh takes on traditional pastas including Lamb pappardelle, braised lamb neck ragu, fresh pappardelle, gremolata and pecorino and Potato & ricotta gnocchi, zucchini, seasonal greens, macadamia pesto, pea puree, goats curd and crispy basil.
Salad lovers won’t be disappointed either with options including the Salmon Poke Bowl, Master Stock Chicken Salad or the amazing Vegan Bowl with roast cauliflower & pumpkin, gremolata, roast zucchini, seasonal greens, pickled pumpkin, seeds, walnut tarator sauce, beetroot and dukkha. A perfect combination of ingredients making for a colourful meal that is also very healthy. Simply delectable!
There’s also an impressive selection of pub classics from Schnitty & Chips (or Mash), Fish & Chips, weekly special burgers and an outstanding wood-fired pizza selection including the Margherita, Mushroom, Pepperoni and our favourite, the Diavola. This fiery offering for spice lovers features LP’s Quality Meats salami cotto, nduja, smoked mozzarella, parmesan, olives, roasted red peppers and basil. It’s no surprise that it’s Italy’s favourite spicy pizza – so delicious!
Wash it all down with a wide range of bespoke cocktails, from classics to Spritzes and jalapeño-infused gins. There’s innovative twists on the classic Spritz with flavours like Limoncello, Aperol and Mediterranean gin. Spice is a theme among their signature cocktails with Karakuchi Butterfly, jalapeno-infused Roku gin, St Germain elderflower liqueur, butterfly pea flower syrup, magic and Chilli Watermelon Margarita, tequila, fresh watermelon, lime and chilli salt.
With its outstanding menu, friendly staff and breathtaking views, the Light Brigade’s relaunched Rooftop Bar is well worth checking out. Open from 12pm to late daily.
The Light Brigade Rooftop Bar
Corner of Oxford St & Jersey Rd, Woollahra
Open from 12pm to late