101 George Street
The Rocks , 2000 NSW
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In the mood for
Swillhouse, the hospitality group behind Restaurant Hubert, The Baxter Inn, and Alberto's Lounge, has finally opened Le Foote—and it's been a long time coming.
The group first announced they would be taking on the historic Phillip’s Foote pub in The Rocks in October 2021. It was the end of Sydney's months-long lockdown, and the group hosted a brief summer pop-up in the venue to celebrate. Since then, we've been waiting with bated breath for Le Foote proper to open its doors.
Once a sailors’ bar, a customs agent, and a stable, the historic site became a pub in the early 1970s—and now—Swillhouse has imagined a sprawling European garden restaurant and Mediterranean grill, complete with a wine bar, al fresco terrace, and waiters in bow ties.
Heading up the kitchen is Stefano Marano (ex-Apollo), and you can expect to see delicious delicacies cooked over the charcoal grill. As for wine, it is a hero piece at Le Foote with 300+ bottles on show from Europe's sunniest spots (Crete, Morocco, Sardinia).
There's also a banana daiquiri queued up on the cocktail list—which has us wondering if the daiquiri making a comeback. At any rate, if you aren't doing Euro summer this year, it sounds like Le Foote will be the cure to your FOMO.
Image credit: Kristoffer Paulsen via Swillhouse