Take Tokyo, Hong Kong or Singapore. You’ll never be wanting for a late night destination in these world cities – 24/7 wining and dining is intrinsic to their psyche. But the supper experience is slowly catching on here, and if you’re one of a growing number of Sydneysiders keen to stay up and make the memories, The Lincoln might just appease.
A summery Deck Bar will greet as you enter, a casual booth and deck space located next to the Cocktail Bar. Here you can deliberate over the cocktail menu, which is not an easy task having been awarded 2007 Bartender Magazine Cocktail List of the Year. Maybe start with a Hemingway Daiquiri, or for some new world flavour try the Toubatini – 42 Below Passionfruit vodka, crème de peche, fresh watermelon, lemon juice and raspberry (awarded first place at the Australian final of the 42 Below World Cocktail Cup). George Nemec, Assistant Bar Manager and flaring champion will gladly assist if needed, and on quieter nights, may even delight with a few impromptu bar tricks.
Need to impress a special guest with a taste for private dining? Executive Chef Richard Duff’s modern interpretation of European cuisine can be experienced in the 1920’s style dining area. Or for something exceptional, try one of three degustation menus in The Lincoln’s Krug Room, which seats up to 15 guests and is built to standards accustomed of world-famous Champagne maker, House of Krug.
Krug Rooms are private dining rooms in exclusive locations around the world where small groups of people can gather together to enjoy superb cuisine, conversation and, naturally, exceptional champagne. If you turned on your Krug Room heat seeker you would find a limited number worldwide. There’s a Krug Room hidden in the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, one overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps within the Hotel Lausanne Palace and Spa in Switzerland, or another beneath cult-design status Tokyo restaurant, Tanga.
If you’re after special member promotions, door list privileges, discount functions and invitations to a quarterly members’ party, make sure you apply for The Lincoln Membership, available online from Monday 18 February.
Don’t want to stay in? Stay up late at The Lincoln.
The Lincoln, 36 Bayswater Road Kings Cross, (02) 9331 2311.