Friday, February 16, 2007

ZanziBar, King St, Newtown

ZanziBar, King St, Newtown
Friday 16 February, 2007

What a find! We caught the train to Newtown after work for our Girl's Night Out - it was going to be big and the pressure was on to make it even bigger!

ZanziBar is located directed opposite Newtown station on the corner of a lane way. It offers gorgeous window seats in the street level bar where you can watch the world go by, a restaurant and lounge bar on the middle level and a spectacular roof top bar.

Their website describes this find as,

ZanziBar Newtown is an exotic oasis located in the heart of vibrant King Street precinct offering a warm welcome for both locals & visitors alike.

The main bar provides a relaxed & friendly environment where regulars, tourists, theatregoers and artisans rub shoulders. And for those bold enough to venture upstairs, there's a hidden world of Eastern Opulence waiting to be discovered in the Cocktail Lounge. The Rooftop offers a stunning view every afternoon with amazing sunsets, combined with fine dining which are both hard to forget.
We climbed the steep staircase to the roof - there is a railing on one side and also an automated stair lift that goes right to the top (this looked like a viable option for getting back down). The roof top is the place to be - it looks like a Moroccan themed paradise with beautiful touches such as tiled tabletops.
We were lucky to arrive early and secure a large table near the water feature. There was a diverse crowd on the rooftop and everyone was relaxed. The vibe on the rooftop is really laid back and there is a small bar on one end where you can order drinks and a selection of bar food such as the spectacular looking three tiered trays of Middle Eastern mezze. There was one of these on almost every second table.
We started our evening with a light, crisp Savignon Blanc, enjoyed the balmy evening and watched the sun set. Before we knew it we had polished off 4 bottles and had to leave to make our reservation at Sumalee Thai in the newly refurbished Bank Hotel across the road.
ZanziBar, 323 King St, Newtown - (02) 9519 1511


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