The dust has settled and we have to admit, Old Clare cleans up pretty good.
Stretching across two iconic heritage-listed buildings – The Clare Hotel pub and the Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building – the 62 room boutique hotel has been constructed with obsessive attention to aesthetics and concern for retaining the interesting features of both buildings.
Situated along the re-developed Kensington Street precinct, The Old Clare Hotel is the first Australian hotel from the unconventional Unlisted Collection:. With its rich, varied history and architecture, Chippendale has become the home of choice for dozens of art galleries, production houses, graphic and fashion design studios, plus Sydney’s most exciting new restaurants, cafés and bars.
A philosopher once said: 'The reason to leave home and stay in a hotel is to eat amazing food in bed and lounge poolside whilst texting your friends'. Three restaurants, a rooftop pool, two bars and more should offer plenty of reasons to pack your bags.
As if Chippendale didn't have enough to offer already. The Old Clare Hotel will offer anything from pop-up markets to tastings over inspiring talks to art exhibitions and live music.
The Old Clare Hotel is home to two restaurants from esteemed chefs Clayton Wells and Jason Atherton. Whether you spend Sydney’s abundant daylight hours at the beach, in boutiques or exploring the harbour, your nightlife and downtime are all sorted.
Located in an imposing 1930s warehouse-style interior Clayton Wells, formerly of Momofuku Seiobo, creates a frequently changing five-course menu, incorporating seasonal ingredients in a contemporary way.
Kensington Street Social provides flexibility, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, from sharing plates and snacks to multi-course meals. From the mind and hardworking hands of Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton.
auto.lab provides a casual à la carte brunch offering, with a small cocktail and wine list leaning towards easy drinking pét nats and rosés. Expect guest chefs such as Pasi Petanan, Mitch Orr and O Tama Carey, joining Clayton Wells in the kitchen throughout the pop up.
The Clare bar adjoins the hotel reception, embracing the ethos of its earlier incarnation as preferred watering hole for locals, indie rock lovers, bohemians, artists and intellectuals.
Be sure to stop by for a beer or unconventional cocktail. You can also indulge in a selection of snacks and dishes served by Kensington Street Social.