It’s been a long winter for Sydneysiders reeling from a life of captivity indoors for the greater good. For many businesses it’s been one of the most challenging periods yet as the city becomes entrenched in a gaping void of ‘for lease’ and ‘closure’ signs. But as the countdown to the first of many easing restrictions approaches, one destination that is set to welcome back punters in the new normal for those fortunate enough is the site at the Entertainment Quarter that once filed Moore Park with Irish cheer.
The kitchen is headed by Uriel Kilala, Head Chef of the former iconic stalwart, Martin Place Bar. The menu has been designed to cater to a diverse crowd, you’ll be able to grab a quick burger or schnitty on a game day, a fresh and delicious salad or fish dish for lunch during the week or share a stunning selection of snacks and small plates amongst friends.
There are also a few hero items which will be synonymous with Watson’s including, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders with house ranch and pickles or as a meal in the Watson’s 3 Piece Feed alongside fries, gravy, corn cob and a dinner roll. What would be an Aussie pub without a classic Aussie BBQ nibblie? The Old School French Onion Cob Loaf with celery and carrots is where it’s at, washed down with a West Coast Cooler or two!
Is a pub even a pub without a perfectly cooked steak? The Grill menu will be home to 4 cuts including a 1kg Ranger Valley Black Onyx Grain Fed Rib Eye, served on the bone with charred lemon, chimichurri and red wine jus. Designed to be shared between two with the addition of sides. There is also a whole braised Moroccan-spiced Lamb Shoulder with crispy polenta, fried Brussels and honey glazed carrots.
Watson’s has a pretty solid beverage offering. Featuring a variety of (majority Australian) wines by the glass and bottle and a vast selection of craft, international and Australian beers bottled and from the 32 taps. The cocktail list features all your classics including a few spritz like the Watson’s Cobbler as well as Espresso Martinis on tap and built carafes designed to share including the Rosé Carafe with vodka, T2 rose tea, lemon juice and lemonade.
The million dollar makeover of the old Irish Pub, PJ Gallagher’s marks a new chapter at Entertainment Quarter as the awaited return of sport, sun and al fresco dining sees Watson’s breathe new life into a dormant city yearning to immerse themselves back into the cultural events, national sports and creative acts of the popular Moore Park hub.
Reservations and Takeaway orders commence from Monday 18th October.