Manly Greenhouse, a three-storey beachfront bar and restaurant – which formerly housed the Shore Club – opened the doors to its street level ‘Greenhouse’ and rooftop last Friday 7 September.
The venue is the brainchild of Greg Anderson and Patricia Nunes, who have aimed to restore the neglected space to new glory.
The food menu is described as ‘contemporary Italian’, led by woodfired pizza, pasta, and small plates like crab bruschetta, mushroom arancini and Ortiz sardines.
The drinks team is headed up by Rowan Vidler, bringing with him experience from bars like PS40, Lobo Plantation and 4 Pines.
The Greenhouse features Aperol Spritz and Bulletproof Espresso Martini on tap, pre-batched Negronis and Café Frizzante, an extensive list of Australian and Italian wine, and a selection of local tinnies – as well as two collaboration beers made with Hope Brewhouse pouring on tap.
The rooftop bar, complete with panoramic views of Manly beach and its signature pine trees, offers a more bespoke cocktail experience and a condensed food menu.
“Over the years, we’ve witnessed the Manly Wharf grow in popularity, but we believe now is the time to breathe new life and hospitality into one of Sydney’s best beach fronts,” says founder Greg Sanderson.
“After much anticipation, we’re excited to open our doors to the Greenhouse and Rooftop, and I look forward to welcoming our new neighbours to enjoy our take on the ‘perfect local’”.
A two-stage opening, the Grill Restaurant – positioned on the middle level of the venue – will open in October.
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