Rose Petal, Honey Bee, Valentino
Our last stop on our cocktail trail was the beautiful Victoria Room in Darlinghurst. Named runner up in Time Out Sydney Bar Awards 2009 in the Best Design category – I could definitely see why. Beautiful decor and furnishings took us back into the 19th century of Jane Austen with mismatching floral couches, lampshades, wooden executive tables and delicious cocktails to match. This time, it felt as though we forgot our corset dresses, manners and horse and carriage at the front door.
I was well impressed with the cocktail menu, but as I was already in a content state; I settled with the Valentino mocktail to finish the night – a muddled pink grapefruit stirred with lemon, peach and orange juices. Sampling the girls’ choices, I was in absolute awe – some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had in a very long time. The Rose Petal smelt beautiful, with a yummy shake of gin, lychee juice and rose syrup – and the smell definitely did not deceive either. The Honey Bee was definitely stronger, with a mixture of tequila, apple liqueur, honey, egg white, apple and lemon juices. Initially scared with the cocktail description; I was pleasantly surprised by the sweetness and flavours of the cocktail.
Beautiful bar with delicious and creative cocktails to match.
The Victoria Room
Level 1, 235 Victoria Rd