With the new QT Hotel opening in Sydney the other day I couldn’t help but find myself wandering towards it on Saturday for a bit of a stickybeak.
After an hour or so of shopping we headed to Parlour Lane Roasters, an Italian style cafe on the ground floor of the hotel. From the moment I walked in I felt like I was in Europe. We snacked on delicious sandwiches and focaccia pizzas, washing it all down with a couple of glasses of prosecco – well that’s what they do in Europe isn’t it?
Following lunch we felt that it would be rude not to check out the rest of the hotel, so up we went for a bit of an explore. The hotel itself couldn’t have been more different in look and feel to the ground level which keeps in theme with the State Theatre. Entering the hotel reception, you don’t know where to look it’s an amazing mix of retro, quirky and eclectic – where else could you sit on large stuffed rhino!
Next stop – Gowings Bar & Grill – a large brasserie-style restaurant with a bar at one end with the largest wine fridge I’ve ever seen. We grabbed a couple of bar stools and sipped on a Moscow Mule and Passion Fruit Pisco Sour – both mouthwateringly yummy. It would have been easy to stay longer and try a few more cocktails but the shops were calling…
Looking forward to trying out the restaurant and having a night out at the Gilt Lounge.