With panoramic views of Sydney and vibrant, greenhouse-inspired interior, The Fernery is not just another bar – it’s an urban oasis.
The tastefully decorated space, designed by Pony Design Co, borrows themes from botanic gardens, with plenty of plant life and abundance of natural light. When exploring the expansive indoor dining room, sleek gin corner, rosé bar and leafy rooftop terrace, it’s easy to forget that the hustle and bustle of Mosman’s Military Road is just a floor below.
Created Luke Heard and John Tully (the team behind The Greens in North Sydney and Camperdown’s Acre Eatery), The Fernery’s lush interior is matched with an equally lush drinks list and wholesome menu.
A rosé lover’s dream, the dedicated rosé bar is appropriately positioned on the rooftop, which also happens the best place to soak up stunning views. Seasonally selected wines are poured directly from the barrel, reducing the amount of glass bottle wastage produced by The Fernery – a nod to the environmental themes of the venue.
Once you’ve soaked up your share of sunshine, head on inside to the gin room, where cocktails and classic gin combinations that champion local Australian distillers will be shaken or stirred to your heart’s desire.
The opulent environment extends to the outdoor kitchen garden, put together by ‘urban farmer’, Adrian Baiada, who lent a hand to Acre Eatery and its surrounding gardens. Head Chefs, Gavin Gray (of Catalina) and Mitchell Davis (of Huxley’s), take inspiration from the produce grown just a hop away from the kitchen in their menu, which focuses on fresh, modern Australian cuisine in a casual setting.
Gavin and Mitchell employ a Josper grill – part oven, part grill – to bring out different flavours in their ingredients. The grill reaches temperatures of up to 500°C, which gives dishes such as the baked pumpkin and grilled kingfish a subtle smoky flavour.
Whether it’s a glass of rosé on the rooftop, a cheeky cocktail in the gin bar or a meal in the elegant dining room, The Fernery is a place where you’ll find escape from the hustle of Sydney life.