A visit to the newly refurbished Bungalow 8 may feel a little more European beach club than King Street Wharf.
Reopening in November with a fresh new fit-out and beachside villa vibe, the timing could not be more perfect for Bungalow 8 to turn up the heat as summer rolls in and Sydneysiders begin the search for their newest watering hole.
The two-storey complex features a relaxed, beachside bar and downstairs restaurant ideal for lunching in the sun, followed by a boogie at the bar-turned-club upstairs. From food to free-flowing bevs and somewhere to kick on as the sun goes down, Bungalow 8 serves up the whole package.
Downstairs, white, blue and pastel interiors should draw you in just as much as the seemingly endless bottles of rosé that await. Executive Chef Justin Wise has curated a menu that showcases modern Australian fare and fresh summer bites. Dig into share plates such as school prawns with honey and lime, or a selection of house dips with charred breads and olives. Burgers, seafood and larger meat dishes follow, plus poke bowls – to keep up with Sydney’s food trends, of course. However, the standout is the seafood plate for two, containing a scrumptious selection of mud crab, scallops, oysters, prawns, cured salmon, bugs and squid to be devoured along with harbour views.
Though no invitation is needed, the drinks list is nothing if not enticing. Kick things off with colourful cocktail jugs like the strawberry fields, a gin-based cocktail with rosé, strawberry syrup, berries and pineapple. A selection of wines and bubbles also feature on the drinks list, for you to work your way down throughout the day.
Upstairs, The Loft awaits. Decked out with a well-stocked bar and an impressive cocktail list to boot, the transition to the party upstairs is seamless. Beats will be spun by some of Sydney’s most popular DJs, with the likes of Havana Brown and Jesse Bloch frequenting the Bungalow 8 decks.
Bungalow 8’s November re-launch has coordinated perfectly with the emerging sunshine. The result: a hub for good food, fun drinks, world-class ocean views and a good time on those balmy Sydney summer nights.