We are kicking off our lush lunch dining experience at Vera’s Cocktail Lounge, on the upper floor of The Terminus. Enjoying a sparkling cocktail and mezze, before touring Pyrmont - one of Sydney’s oldest former working harbour precincts. A luxurious upstairs space spilling out onto a large, outdoor terrace, the lounge is named after Vera Dempsey the original publican before the pub called last drinks 30 years ago.
The Terminus is one of Sydney’s oldest pubs which was legally licensed on Christmas Eve 1841. The old girl has an eclectic, rich and chequered past with generations of colourful characters that included gamblers, revelers and members of Sydney’s underbelly lining the bar on a regular basis.
For mains we are popping across to The Goodsline - named after the industrial railway connecting Sydney’s Inner West industrial suburbs to the docks - and opened in early 2021. Not a lot of freight happens these days but the brassiere is still connecting Sydney's inner west with the harbour end of Harris Street.
The current crew focus on specialty coffee and serving-up a killer brunch menu. Curated by executive chef Chris Evanges (ex-Watson’s Bay Hotel) the menu features both classic and new wave brunch favourites.
For an aperitif we will be relaxing in the beautiful garden courtyard of Gallon, a sprawling sandstone pub whose name reflects a piece of vital history about the precinct. Take in the Sunday Funday scene over a delicious Limoncello Spritz or a glass of fine Australian Riesling.
Your guide is fully-vaccinated.
We are practicing social distancing on the walk between venues
We are packing sanitiser in case you forgot yours!