A must have dessert! – Smashed Pav with summer berries and cream with flecks of vanilla bean
Sweethearts Rooftop BBQ is located in Kings Cross, on Darlinghurst Road atop of the Sugar Mill Hotel, and Kit and Kaboodle. This cute venue is brought to you by the Keystone Group, the people responsible for restaurants and bars including Cargo Bar, Bungalow 8, The Animal, Gazebo and theloft. As I mentioned, Sweethearts Rppftop BBQ is on top of the Sugarmill Hotel and like its name suggests, surprise surprise, is on the rooftop. Now, a warning – be prepared to climb! There are a few stairs to get to rooftop, about 100 or so (give or take what feels like another hundred!), but this place is definitely worth it. Once at the top, a casual outdoor sitting area greets you accompanied with umbrellas, large deck tables, potted plants and most importantly, a bar!
East Coast Cooler – Sauvignon Blanc, Passionfruit Syrup, Lemonade, Soda, Orange Bitters – perfectly refreshing.
All of this food was simply to die for and all were equally fantastic. My favourite though was the Crispy Lamb Short Ribs in honey, chilli, coriander and lime. These were tender and mouth-watering and the meat quite literally fell off the bone. The glazed pork belly did not disappoint. The crackle was extra crackly and the meat was juicy, sticky, moist and marinated to all sorts of perfection. As a starter we ordered the Sweethearts Beef Burger with onion jam, pickled beets and house ketchup. These came as sliders and were scrumptious. And to wash it all down, we recommend the Spiked Cider Slushie – James Squire Orchard Crush Cider, Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, Apple Juice and Cherry Bitters.
Get in early to get a table, or book in advance. Especially if it’s a hot, sunny day. Drink. Eat. Bring a group. Enjoy.
Sweethearts Rooftop BBQ
3-37 Darlinghurst Road,
Potts Point, NSW 2011