The big girl of Double Bay has grown, launching today its new designer Garden Bar for late-night listening and dining pleasure.

The Golden Sheaf has been a cornerstone of the eastern suburbs since the 1920s, and the fairy-lit indoor/outdoor space designed by “creative gurus” Alexander & Co brings another level of sophistication to the massive pub.

EN4A6124_NikkiTo_LR_30wA new menu by chef Matt Weller (Ananas, Swine and Co, Wildfire) brings the likes of the Sheaf Wagyu Burger, lamb rump with apricot cous cous and cumin yogurt, and a prawn pizza with chilli, plus 3-4 lunch menu and five dinner menu specials each day.

As an acclaimed sports venue, there are plenty of all-important share plates for fans, such as the seafood board, sashimi plate or Cracker Jack chicken lollipops.

Complementing the new dining options are a fresh batch of beverages. The Sheaf’s new signature cocktail, The Garden Sling (St Germain, Limoncello and seasonal fruits), heads up a list including Popcorn-infused Tequila, with lime, caramel and grapefruit; and Soda & Earl Grey Tea, spiked with spiced rum and pomegranate.

The outdoor area caters to live music, and will host the pub’s ongoing Tuesday jazz nights, and local bands on Thursdays.

And located just east of Kings Cross and its controversial trading restrictions, The Sheaf is showing how late trading is no threat to the community – and how pubs are the life-blood of community … even when idiots think they are doing the ice-bucket challenge.

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