THE VILLAGE INN

 

9-11 Glenmore Rd, 

Paddington

NSW 2021

 

www.thevillageinn.com.au

 

02 9331 0911

 

Monday – Sunday 12 till late

After a lengthy hiatus over summer, we decided on the Village Inn in Paddington for our first Quirky Birds lunch review for 2016. Located at the Intersection Precinct in Glenmore Road … (otherwise known as retail heaven), this fortuitously allowed us to catch up, eat and shop … win, win, win! The Village Inn is one of Paddington’s oldest pubs, established in the 1840’s as The Rose and Crown to serve the Victoria Barracks. Since then it’s operated under a variety of monikers, until it was purchased in 2013 by Leeroy Petersen. Leeroy transformed the old building starting form the top down. The Print Room, a cool wine and cocktail bar opened first, followed by the Village Inn on street level in July 2015. With the help of interiors specialists, Alexander and Co, Leeroy has created a space that is both informal and cosy but also stylish and cool. Heritage references like the exposed brick walls and eclectic decor give it an old world charm and community feel. The menu has a modern ‘pub food’ vibe … think slow cooked lamb shoulder, beer battered flathead and burwiches (a cross between a sandwich and burger). We ordered the Heirloom tomato salad with chicken and the roasted beetroot salad with salmon. Both were absolutely delicious and fuelled us for the retail therapy which followed. This one is definitely worth a visit.