Martin Place Bar Shows Spirit

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The Martin Place Bar has revealed a hidden gem: its ‘Luxe Spirits’ Private Back Bar. Designed by SJB Interiors, the Private Back Bar provides a separate area for pre-dinner drinks, bar dining, event location, private dining room and lounging. Martin Place Bar owner Peter Wynne commented: “While it’s a compact space, the look is very much downtown New York meets Sydney inner city style.” Indeed, there’s plenty to savour in the look and feel of the new addition. Xorel fabric panelling now lines the walls behind the existing leather banquettes, and an Ici Et La feature wall light creates soft shades over the bar area. Reflective black glass and a stunning polished stainless steel shelf set off the display of primo booze. In addition to the new Private Back Bar, Martin Place Bar itself has undergone a series of renovations. Gineico David Chipperfield chandelier lights create a moody ambience throughout the space, and the entrance now houses an impressive black steel custom-made wine rack. Black Euroluce Regianni ‘Sunny Lights’ illuminate the impressive selection of desirable Australian vino. MPB’s menu, devised by chef John Docherty, is a modern interpretation of classic bar/bistro food. Martin Place Bar’s signature dish remains on the menu: the show-stopping, hand cut, house-made chicken schnitzel with salad, fries and chili aioli is renowned for being the ‘biggest and best’ in Sydney. [Photo: Anson Smart.]

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