The premium American Grill, Mr. G’s Bar & Grill, launched with a VIP party on the ground floor of the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay on Tuesday 21 March 2017.
Mr G’s Bar & Grill is owned and operated by Patrick and Angela Gallagher of Gallagher Hotels. Patrick and Angela have a number of pubs in Sydney including the PJ Gallagher Irish pubs. In the 10th century, Patrick’s Viking ancestors landed on the North West Coast of Ireland, which is now the County of Donegal, and lived there until the 1840 potato famine when half of their clan left for New York and the other half went to Sydney. In honour of half the clan that was lost to the other side of the world, Patrick and Angela decided to open an authentic American bar and restaurant and aptly name the space Mr. G’s, in reference to the long serving nickname of his father, the original Mr. G.
Guests were greeted upon arrival by a Jazz singing saxophonist, and cocktails created by Venue Manager Doug Laming. His two cocktails included: That’s my Jam containing Larios Gin, crème de cassis, rhubarb bitters, mild willow water and strawberry jam; and Obabalicious made with Chocolate Whiskey, Amaro Montenegro, rye whiskey, black walnut bitters, and dark chocolate. Wine, bubbles and beer then flowed all night.
Mr. G’s Bar & Grill is positioned as an American small bar. On their regular drinks menu, Mr G’s serves American craft beers on tap, from the best breweries in the USA, The bar also has over 100 whiskies, including rare and unique brands, along with a full selection of spirits, liqueurs and aperitifs.
Mr G’s Bar & Grill is also an authentic American grill that focus on the best steaks Sydney can offer. The food is prepared by chef to the stars Dave Little, who was George Lucas’s private chef.
Mr. G’s Bar & Grill is the first venues in Australia to use the MIBRASA grill, a wood fired, charcoal driven oven that doesn’t use gas or electricity. It allows food to be cooked retaining their natural flavours and bringing out a unique smoky taste.
Dishes served on night included: Imperial Black Caviar bilini’s with pickled ginger crème fraiche; Pastrami spiced salmon gravlax with corn bread and horseradish cream; olive wood roasted vegetables, almonds and goat cheese tartlets; Alaskan king crab cocktail; Cape Byron eye fillet chimichurri’s; mini Wagyu beef burgers with beer battered cocktail onions; and truffle fries. The evening was finished off with the desserts: chocolate brownies and pumpkin pies.
Celebrity guests that attended included: Fox Sports presenter Matt Suleau, Masterchef’s Hayden Quinn, personal trainer Lauren Hannahford and her red Wiggle husband Simon Pryce, Adriano Zumbo’s TV co-star chef Gigi Falanga, journalist and television presenter Shelly Horton, musician, singer and songwriter Alex Cameron, Big Brother’s Mike Goldman, fashion designer Charlie Brown; and Nicole O’Neil The Real House Wives of Sydney.
Mr G’s Bar & Grill is a slice of Brooklyn in a chic Double Bay setting. It is an upscale venue with multiple spaces including the Lounge Room, 14 metre wood bar and a private dining room. Dotted throughout are subway timetables and street signs, a large fireplace, vintage whiskies, wines and cigars on display, custom artwork, Americana and frames of the Gallagher family story.
Mr G’s Bar & Grill is located on the ground floor of the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, 33 Cross Street, Double Bay. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am till late.
For more information about Mr G’s Bar & Grill go to: http://www.mrgsdoublebay.com.au/