Though the enormous – and enormously important – opening weekend for The Lansdowne is done and dusted, the triumphant return of the Sydney icon still has a long way to go. The much talked about re-opening has already marked a big win for the resurgence of the city’s once-smothered live music circuit, but there’s more to it than that. It’s past life as a go-to for cheap-as-chips and just “decent” pub fare and good ol’ fashioned drinking sessions has been built into so much more by new owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, who have worked on the food menu with chef Phil Morgan. These three have set Paddington’s The Unicorn up as one of the best pubs in the city, so you better believe great things are in store for this Chippendale institution.... Read More | Share it now!
Jake Smyth, best known for Sydney’s cult-burger joint Mary’s and award-winning pub The Unicorn Hotel, and his team will once again be bringing their mega popular fare up to this year’s Splendour in the Grass. Representing just how far festival food has come in the last few years, both Mary’s and The Unicorn will be operating up at the three-day festival, held in North Byron Parklands, after proving invaluable in recent years. Mary’s will be landing at the VIP Gold Bar as per usual, but The Unicorn will be out leading the impressive line-up at Splendour’s pop-up neighbourhood “The Very Small Suburb”, which also includes Gelato Messina and Allpress Espresso.... Read More | Share it now!
You’re going to want to be there when iconic pub and live music venue The Lansdowne makes its victorious return. There’s no question about that, especially now that the institution has been lovingly restored and reshaped by Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, the genius minds behind award-winning pub The Unicorn and Mary’s Newtown. ... Read More | Share it now!
We have news and it’s yuuuuge!!! Chippendale’s iconic live music venue The Lansdowne Hotel is re-opening and there just aren’t enough exclamation points in the universe to contain or express our excitement. After the closure of many a wild and wonderful place such as The Newtown Social Club, The Annandale Hotel and Goodgod Small Club it’s an absolute pleasure to announce what could signal a positive resurgence in Sydney’s nightlife.... Read More | Share it now!
The team behind what is now one of Australia’s most iconic burger joints, Mary’s, aren’t messing around when it comes to overturning dagwood dogs and those weirdly shaped chip things to become reigning champions of festival food. Just the other week, the crew were invited up to mega-festival Splendour in the Grass for the second year in the row, setting up a stall at the Gold Bar and also bringing a mobile version of their Paddington pub The Unicorn to the Very Small Suburb. By all accounts, it was another huge success for co-owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, a necessary boost to the festival’s already stacked range of food options.... Read More | Share it now!