Kings Cross Hotels lies rightfully in the heart of Sydney’s nightlife. The retro fan ceiling, vintage posters and exposed brick doubles as a home to relaxed vibes by day and a busy bar by night.
Bangkok Betty ($15)
Combining vodka, fresh kiwifruit, lychees, fresh lemon, sugar & apple juice. The sweetness of the lychees, sugar and apple juice definitely overtake the alcoholic after taste of the vodka. Would recommend for light drinking.
Tijuana Taxi ($15)
A concoction of tequila, coconut syrup, fresh lemon, pineapple juice and passion fruit. Refreshing and fruity, you could definitely feel the alcohol in this, and after about 3 (or 4) I couldn’t decided which was more dangerous, the drink or its name sake.
KX Cheese Burger ($17)
The Cheeseburger arrived on a metal tray and comprised of sesame bun, beef patty, melted cheese, mustard and pickles along with a serve of crispy chips.
The beef batty was still slightly pink inside, holding together the juice. I was happy to see generous cuts of tangy pickles to cut the savoury combo of the cheese and beef. Overall, very satisfied with the classic.
Crispy Skin Salmon, New Potatoes, Fennel, Radish ($22)
A petite dish, however quite filling. The salmon was moist and tender, with the crispy skin as promised. The fresh fennel-radish combo worked really well to balance the new potatoes, a yummy rendition of the usual wedges or chips. Overall, a very good feed.
Trip Through The Cross
The Kings Cross Hotel staircase has been transformed into a ‘Trip through the Cross with a five level art installation. 2 Hungry Guys team member Julian was there for the launch of this transformation:
Take a trip to and through the Kings Cross Hotel, located on the cusp of Sydney’s red light district….
Stretch your mind as you are drawn in and up to new levels by the psychedelic transformations of the murals that tell a story on every storey of the newly revamped party venue. Syncopated geometric abstractions combust into fully blown organic shapes as you ascend.
In collaboration with Jose Martinez and Redbull they have created the vibe of a definitive enduring energy that epitomises Kings Cross. There are five levels to explore incorporating bars, music and dance spaces culminating in an open rooftop chill out hub.
The colourful history of the hotel has been somewhat retained and also revamped by artists Henry Curchod and Jerry Washington.
This is an exciting new destination for all sorts of people who want to party on numerous levels.
Kings Cross Hotel
244-248 William Street
Kings Cross, NSW, 2011
Contributed by Katrina and Julian who dined and attended as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys