Drinking in Sydney: The Roosevelt, Potts Point

Second chances are important, right? Except the problem is, in Sydney, spoiled for choice, if you have a bad or mediocre experience, it’s not easy to decide to return somewhere when there are so many other options. On the other hand, there aren’t a dozen classy little bars in Potts Point to choose from, and while F had not enjoyed being here a previous time, he said, enthusiastically, let’s try it again!

And I’m glad we did. Hardly anyone was there when we arrived, but it filled up nicely on this Sunday night. Also, strangely, in the area, most similar bars weren’t open at 5.30pm when we started our bar hunt, and we didn’t want to go to a louder bar like the Darlo Bar or the Green Park.

The cocktail menu is really, really interesting. Expensive, mind you, but that’s Sydney. I had the Continental ($20), a variation on a martini that managed to have both gin and vodka in it (as well as Cocchi Americano and Yellow Chartreuse) and liked it and F had a Lil’ Lottie ($19), a frothy little number that had rum, pineapple, plum and pink peppercorns.

And then we had a glass of Italian pinot grigio ($13 each) to finish off the evening. The friendly waiter did an amazing job of serving the whole place until he was finally joined by a colleague. And we loved the atmosphere. Why not pretend you’re at a cool cocktail bar in Manhattan?

The Roosevelt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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