Published Author, magazine and newspaper article writer. Healthy foodie trekker traveller sailor skier and scuba diver and golf lover. Wellness Coach by day (wellnesswoman.com.au) and writer reviewer in my spare time.
Cosy and cute are two words I could use to describe this sensational little bar in Crows Nest.
Look out for the incy wincy sign on the street, hung by a huge wooden door reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. Your senses will be firing on all cylinders as you walk up the stairs and take in the eclectic arrangement of furnishings and wall hangings in the main bar.
Fine wines, spirits, beers, ciders and cocktails are balanced with a good selection of food and nibbles on the menu all of which are carefully selected with experience by the owners. The Pony Room in Manly their previous success. But it is the ambiance of Foxtrot that will encourage you to relax and allow you to hold a conversation with your friends where you can hear yourself think, laugh and chink glasses.
The bar is divided into several areas and we commandeered the back Victorian themed room with comfy large arm chairs and sofas giving a sensation of visiting the home of the local gentry.
We lounged around in our circle of six with room for more. The outside terrace area with wrought iron chairs and tables has furniture and fixtures sourced from hither and thither with memorabilia that would strike a chord in the dark recesses of your mind from yesteryear. The walls are a creative canvas for the work by an artist friend of the owners giving the whole place a theatrical finish. In short, Foxtrot is not only a feast for the taste-buds; the eyes get a real treat too.
As we were dining later we ordered a delicious anti-pasta plate complete with cheeses and bread to accompanying our wines and beers. The service was excellent cheerful and pleasant. No one minded that we moved about the place staring and pointing as if in a museum or art gallery.
You would be hard pushed to find a better hiding place to relax after a long day with the ability to make you feel right at home and a million miles away at the same time. To say the place has character would be an understatement. Go and have a look for yourself and expect to be pleasantly surprised. Foxtrot is like a good movie. It stays with you awhile long after you have left.