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Print Room

Paddington has been at the forefront of Australian fashion for years. This community is made up of eclectic designers and inspiring artisans; who for many years have kept entry to their clique off limits. So when a new bar snagged a place above Paddington’s oldest pub, we knew it would be something magic.

It all came about when businessman Leeroy Peterson acquired the heritage building, which had been home to a traditional Irish pub. Since then he has restored the depleted interior, creating a classic elegance that oozes with warmth. Paying homage to the buildings initial state, they have kept the vintage prints from the venues past life.

The menu intends to be shared with drinks; the innovative cocktail selection is regarded as the focal point. The bartender will walk you through the menu, ensuring he selects a drink suited to your meal and personal taste. On the must try list is Chanel No. 5 – a fusion of kaffir lime, butterscotch and caramel, served with Bombay Sapphire and crushed coffee beans. Another standout is the Santiago – this drink is based on a witty union of El Jimador Tequila and Grand Marnier. The cocktail is then shaken with guava purée, cane sugar and a blood orange garnish.

The food menu is simple and sharp, offering a selection of antipasto, cured meat and fine cheese boards. There is also a choice of small and large share dishes; we recommend the Crabmeat Salad and Guacamole served on crispy Cornbread, or the Slow Cooked Pork and Pea-Mash.

The Print Room knows exactly who it is, something that resonates freely through the food, drinks and interior.

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