As you ascend up from downstairs, and enter the Hazy Rose, you’ll enter into a 1940’s space populated by an art nouveau feel to the venue and a warmth and welcoming red glow. The barfly in us is excited as the vibe is immediate relaxing. Near the street side, there are booths, communal tables and a couple of cosy louis type wingbacks and chaises. Lounging into their plush couches, you’ll soak in the ambience here. It’s red and sexy. Along the walls, you’ll note the choice of wall paper, a sexy matt/gloss insignia that catches the light just enough. Hazy Rose is the polar opposite of most Sydney small bars, its sensual and one that’s a ready “date night” recommendation.
Cocktails at the HazyRose are a sophisticated affair (R) Red Right hand, a camparis based cocktail and a punchier Alashan Cocktail (R).
Previously at The Hazy Rose we also had The bear and mule and The Referendum.
The newly openly Downstairs located on the street level of 86 Stanley Street is a British Gastropub styled restaurant. There’s booths and ample seating and what you’d find here is a quintessential british pub grub sort of menu, beers and a laid back stanley street diner.
Twice Cooked Veal Tongue $15 Onion puree, pickled beetroot, watercress, gravy
Really tender with bold chargrill marks on this, their twice cooked veal tongue was a looker.
Warm Asparagus $16 Beetroot, granny smith, crème fraîche, puy lentil dressing.
Cauliflower Cheese, Hazelnut Crumb $8
Pork Tenderloin $27 Crumbed belly, honey glazed chicory, pear, fennel, celery salad.
We weren’t sure what to make of a venue that purports to serve up English food (aka what is English food even?) but getting into the food we had here, we rather enjoyed the meal. There’s a good wine list here and they do a Sunday Roast every Sunday that comes in at $20pp. Us, we love that you can popup the stairs after a meal to lounge in the enveloping warmth of the Hazy Rose.
Hazy Rose + Downstairs
83 Stanley St Darlinghurst, NSW 2010