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The Menzies Bar

Welcome to the new centre of gravity for the Sydney CBD. The Menzies Bar at Shell House. A ground floor Bar and Bistro in the heart of Sydney. Paying homage to the legendary Menzies Hotel, The Menzies Bar is a true labour of love, where obsession with history, hospitality & good times are woven together to deliver a bar legitimately unique to the Sydney CBD. Wrapping the bustling corner of Carrington and Margaret Street, the European inspired bar & bistro will showcase a menu of snacks, smaller & larger plates, along with a show stopping cocktail selection & a thumping wine list, available all day & late into the night.

Culinary Director, Joel Bickford & his team have worked to deliver a bistro style menu, inspired by the grand European bistros. Anchoring classic European dining with a contemporary edge, the menu comprises shared & large plates, from lunch to dinner, snacks & supper.

You may choose to visit us at lunch and begin your meal with snacks of La Stella Burrata, Spanner Crab Crumpets, Swordfish Crudo or Natural Oysters. Step up to a delicious serving of Spiced Fried Kingfish Collar, Spaghetti Vongole & Bottarga, Roasted Spatchcock or a (400gm) Boneless Ribeye, pairing it all with a cracking wine paired beautifully by their Wine Director Shun Eto.

By night, begin with a signature In-Cider Trading or the Gunslinger Spritz by Bar Manager Josh Reynolds (Scout, The Dolphin Hotel).

Soak up tunes obsessively curated by Shell House Music Director Vi Hermans while feasting your eyes upon custom artworks and sculptures from artist in residence Mikey Freedom.

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