If standing in long bar lines to get a drink is tiresome, then why not let the bar come to you.
The Royal Hotel, based in Sydney’s inner-city suburb Leichhardt, has revived a classic drinks service to allow its diners to order cocktails off a passing cart.
The dining touch, one that harks back to another era, is on offer on Friday and Saturday nights, and according to licencee Mark Chapman, it’s a hit.
The Royal Hotel, Leichhardt, offers table-side service to its diners wanting to enjoy a cocktail
‘People love it. They haven’t seen it before so it’s a great experience,’ he told FEMAIL.
Mr Chapman said he was inspired to offer the service after he’d seen it in action at other restaurants and bars during his travels.
‘Cocktails aren’t something that naturally comes to mind when people are thinking about ordering drinks,’ he explained.
The pub has revived a classic dining service which, according to licencee Mark Chapman, is a hit
Those wanting a cocktail table-side can order from a range of gin, vodka or espresso martinis
He said the unique service was launched after the bar was able to acquire a customised cart through one of its partners.
The cocktail cart menu currently offers espresso, gin or vodka martinis, priced between $14 and $20.
‘On the whole people love cocktails, and the passing cart helps remind them,’ he said.
Mr Chapman said he’d been inspired to offer the service after he had seen it action at bars and restaurants overseas
The bar staff are all trained in the art of making the perfect cocktail, under the guidance of the pub’s bar and restaurant manager Tanguy Chiron.
While the range is limited to a martini selection at this point, there are plans in place to extend the menu.
Mr Chapman said the cocktail cart can also be used for those holding a function at the bar, who want to add retro-themed touch.