The once-site of Sydney’s iconic Kings Cross institution Bayswater Brasserie (which had its glory days from the 80s to 2010) has received its biggest overhaul yet. Transformed into a Mykonos-style lounge bar/eatery and late night drinking destination, Eros– where vibe-seeking Sydneysiders can enjoy Greek meze, playful cocktails and bottle service, then party the night away until the early morning.
Upon walking through Eros’ olive-tree clad entrance, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped into party destination Scorpios in Mykonos: the whitewashed stone interiors, curved archways and wall cut outs with receptacles decorated in traditional style ceramics. The open plan venue, where the lounge flows through to the bar and into the dancefloor, allows the energy and vibes to move freely through the space. The highlight comes by way of the skylit back bar and courtyard, where a grotto-like enclave effect frames the DJ decks and booths, topped with a spectacular ceiling of melted candle wax. It’s a space to feel and look beautiful – as if indeed on an island.
Eros offers a menu of classic Greek meze style dishes. For those looking for lighter options on their night out- these include Chargrilled Halloumi with oregano, lemon, chili and honey ($20), Spanakopita Fingers ($15), and Watermelon & Ouzo Salad ($18). Or, for those wanting something meatier, the ‘Eros’ option include choosing lamb, chicken or kofta served on skewers with a side of pita bread, chips, lettuce, onion, tomato and tzatziki ($16 – $18). Diners are welcome to construct their own souvlakis from the spread, or gluten-free diners can choose a simple Chargrilled Mixed Meat platter with a side of Greek Salad ($18). For the seafood lovers, a Seafood Platter can be ordered for $199, with a ‘fruits of the sea’ style array of Oysters, Moreton Bay bugs and WA lobster tails accompanied by an ouzo-dressed Greek Salad. Impress your friends and light up the ‘gram with a personal whole pig or lamb spit at your table for $90 per person (minimum of 15 people), served with Greek salad, pita bread and Greek cut chips. Save room for their Loukoumades Doughnuts with honey drizzle sauce and nuts ($15) to provide a sweet finish to round out the menu.
Their cocktail menu is a nod to Mykonos and Parga beach- sure to impress every palate with a range of summary and refreshing options, paired perfectly with the menu or enjoyed on their own. Get lost in the history of Greece with the Greek God/Goddess-inspired flavours of Apollo, a citrusy blend of Patron Tequila, Orange Juice, Triple Sec and Basil ($20) or Aphrodite with floral notes of Grey Goose Vodka, Rosewater, Strawberries and Rosemary ($23). And for the sweet tooth, Eros Chaplin, made with Sloe Gin, Peach Liqueur, Fig liqueur and pressed lime ($24).
Fancy a dance after dinner? In the venue’s ‘Front Room’, resident DJs will play on Friday and Saturday nights, spinning R & B and hip hop, while the back waxy grotto will be reserved for Greek Island style disco-house and chilled house classics. Party time is back in The Cross.
Wed – Thurs : 5pm – 10pm
Friday : 5pm – 1am
Saturday : 2.30pm – 1am
Sunday : 2pm – 10pm