WEST IS BEST
30 Terminus Street, Petersham NSW:
(02) 9569 4675 or www.westvillagesydney.com.au
Petersham pub favourite, The White Cockatoo, has undergone a significant transformation and reopened as West Village. The project is the first by Goodtime Hospitality, a new group co-owned by entrepreneur James Bodel and Locky Paech (ex The Norfolk, The Forresters).
Located directly opposite the Petersham train station, West Village combines the warmth and familiarity of a local pub with an attention to detail, style and design.
Designer Alexander and Co. has breathed life back into this 130 year old building, creating a number of spaces for drinkers and diners to explore including a luscious indoor/outdoor courtyard and a sports bar. Using original structural elements such as heritage ceilings, concealed archways and old brickwork as a source of inspiration for key feature elements, the venue pays homage to its rich history while presenting a modern-day neighbourhood oasis to enjoy.
The modern Australian pub menu has been created by Locky Paech & Chef Sam Thomson (ex Catalina) and features small and large share plates as well as a generous selection of salads, mains and sides.
There will also be a separate bar food menu which features your daily pub staples including fish and chips ($22), cheeseburger ($18) and chicken schnitzel ($20) as well as rotating specials for burger of the day, sandwich of the day, and curry of the day.
Andrew Jamieson Wine Merchants has created the wine menu, which is an all-Australian offering of predominately NSW wines. A range of cocktails will be served in bespoke bottles along with Negroni on tap and a large selection of craft beer.
Patio, a pub-café style sub-brand of the group, will launch later this year within the West Village courtyard, with a breakfast offering from 7-11am. Seconds away from the station, this is the perfect spot to drop in for a coffee or takeaway grab-and-go style breakfast for the commute to work. Patio will then double as the pub’s courtyard for lunch and dinner.