Following a botanical refurb, The Canopy is the next new stage of The Sheaf’s lush metamorphosis. The balcony and outdoor spaces upstairs are now worth gushing about, as well as the playful new gin and tonic menu at this new bar in Sydney.
The space is discreetly tucked away in the canopy of the massive Moreton Bay fig tree that is synonymous with The Sheaf’s beer garden. From The Canopy’s balcony you can people watch and get a little summer breezing going while sipping on a few drinks.
However, as its upstairs outlook suggests, The Canopy is a little sleeker than the downstairs space. We can imagine ourselves retreating here when we want a proper catch up over some cocktails, when things downstairs get a little louder. Although sophisticated, The Canopy retains plenty of The Sheaf’s relaxed Double Bay charm so you’ll never feel out of place.
Along with its summer-ready new look, the cocktails and G&Ts are turning The Canopy into a destination in its own right for multiple reasons. Get tinkering with the Sapphire Infusion, a set for two of Bombay Gin and Capi Dry Tonic served with your choice of infusions, from cucumber to lime and orange alongside a selection of garnishes including herbs and dehydrated fruits to create a carafe to call your own.
If you prefer your G&T paired by the masters behind the bar, there are some craftier options all ready to broaden your gin horizons. For something soft and delicate to get you started hit up the Lighthouse gin from our Kiwi cousins in New Zealand, with dehydrated pink grapefruit and lavender to add a little flavour pop. Then get a little fruiter with the Bloom gin all the way from England—summery and refreshing with dehydrated strawberry and cucumber, all of which are made in-house.
There are plenty more crafty liquors waiting to be explored too but we don’t want to give too much away—there’s a hint of mystique in the summer air and half the fun is happening upon new favourites to come back for.
Nab one of the seats away from the bar and sip away, or find one of the pretty tiled tables if you’re adding snacks. There are oysters and charcuterie to be devoured with your G&Ts, so don’t be surprised at how long you end up lingering.
Whether you’re grabbing your shades for a sunny spot outside or retreating to the shade amongst the tree tops, The Canopy will become one of the favourite new spaces in Sydney to be seen at this summer.
The Canopy launches to the public on Friday 13th November.
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Image credit: Gray Noise for The Canopy