20 September 2009

The Victoria Room: Bar Restaurant, Darlinghurst (11 Sept 2009)

Level 1, 235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Sparkles & Lights

Directly across the road from the A Tavola Italian restaurant is this beautifully lit bar and restaurant hidden away from the busy street below. I've been once before many years ago but I forgot how nice the ambience is inside. A great place to have a pre dinner drink and the bar food seems reasonably priced for a quick snack if your a bit peckish. The Prawn, Coriander and Chickpea Fritters were a nice dish to snack on with my glass of sparkles. By about 6.30 pm most of the lounge seating in the bar area was taken so arrive early to grab a comfy spot. I must say the service was very friendly, from when I entered and being greeted by the doorman, to the front of house Maître d' at the top of the stairs and the bar staff who seemed very on the ball and professional. They have obviously been trained to make sure all touch points of a customers experience are consistent and respectful — it was refreshing to see, especially being in an area which can often be labelled as pretentious.

Other visits to The Victoria Room:
30 Mar 2010 - 'High Tea at The Victoria Room' book launch
11 Sept 2009 - Prawn & Chickpea Fritters, VR Sparkling

Prawn, Coriander and Chickpea Fritters Gluten Free $14

VR Sparkling NV $39 bottle, $9 glass

Very large heavy bottle chill bucket

Bar food menu

Wines by the glass menu

Lounge and restaurant area

Bar area 6.30 pm

Bar area 8 pm

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