The Sheaf shifts into summer mode

The Sheaf

The Sheaf is an oldie but a goodie. Long summer sessions, Friday drinks, late nights – The Sheaf has been there for us through good times and bad times. We love to chase the latest hotspots but we won’t deny sometimes it’s nice to take things down a notch and slip into something comfortable. However, this old dog still has a few tricks up it’s sleeve to surprise you.

This Double Bay institution is all about casual glamour and their enormous indoor-outdoor garden is designed for long lazy lunches and busy nights. At its heart is an enormous three-sided bar. Kick things off with their delicious summer cocktails like The Hazelnutter with vodka, Frangelico, lime and coconut or the gin focussed Endless Summer Sour.

The Sheaf cocktails

Settle into a booth with your friends (don’t forget to bring your furry ones too) among heritage trees and fairy lights. The DJs and live music keep the crowd lively. This Summer there’s also the upstairs Aperol pop up bar.

In the kitchen, Head Chef Samuel Brading succeeds at exceeding pub grub expectations. Their new summer menu puts a few twists on old favourites with a taste of summer at its heart. The popcorn with crispy skin chicken sounds so wrong but is so right. The chilli, salt and pepper squid is elevated to the next level by a green homemade nahm jim they could seriously sell by the bottle.

The pizzas are always popular and the soft shell crab fried rice packs a serious punch. The chermoula spiced lamb with crispy chickpeas and slow cooked mini eggplants are a match made in heaven. Don’t miss the Chef’s favourite side, the Asian inspired brussel sprouts. Crispy caramelised in soy, shallots and ginger – they’re definitely nothing like your Mum’s Christmas sprouts!

The Sheaf espresso martinis

Sydney is spoilt for choice with new bars opening (and closing) every week and we always keep our finger on the pulse, it’s nice to know that you can rely on old favourites like The Sheaf for great food, drinks and a friendly vibe to nail it every time.

The Sheaf
429 New Head Road, Double Bay
Opening hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 1am
Thursday – Saturday 10am – 2am
Sunday 10am – 12am


About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.


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