Located in Woolloomooloo and popular with the locals this is the spot for after work drinks. The interior is sleek and inviting with a front bar area, restaurant dining and a back leafy courtyard. Whilst we were only there for drinks the Summer grill menu had some enticing options including Gyros, Nachos and classic beer battered Fish and Chips. Upstairs was blocked off for a private function however I imagine it is as sleek as the rest of the Tilbury. Drink service from the bar was a little slow - but that's the price of being popular
This seems to be one of those really popular bars since the second time I came here it was absolutely packed (the first time was in the morning on a weekday so I was one of the handful of people here). Okay, that probably had something to do with it being a really nice sunny day, and the fact that they have this gorgeous beer garden and rooftop bar adds to the attraction (though the rooftop bar was booked out for a function). They have a number of beers of tap, and a pretty decent choice as well (especially if you are one of those people that really don't like craft-beer). Despite the restaurant being quite fancy they also have some pretty affordable meals available as well. However, while I did like the place, it really didn't jump out at me as being one of those great pubs.
You cannot judge this pub just based on its apprearance from the outside because once you step in you feel like you're in a suave restaurant! Kitchen is run by Head chef James Wallis and sous Chef Alvin Valfuna ( I only know this as it was on the menu :P) Staff were very lovely and courteous. We got to sample a few entree's including the ox tartar, wild boar terrine, yellow fin tuna, beetroot carpaccio and the hiramasa kingfis. My favourites were the kingfish and the Ox tartar. For main I had the 250g rangers valley wagyu skirt steak with served with hand cut chips, zucchini, lemon and olive oil - cooked med well the steak was perfection! Loved the hand cut chips - little crispy on the outside. Dessert was also a delight with my favourites being the pumpkin panna cotta and and the coriander ice cream (weird but tasty). Overall, It was a great first visit and I will indeed be back!