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The Butler in Bloom, Sydney restaurant
Cheers to spring

The Butler is an Ibero-American restaurant nestled amongst the backstreets of Potts Point with exotic themes enclosing the dining area and forest-like foliage consuming the outdoor area. Panoramic views from the terrace, along with the great cuisine, cocktails and an extensive wine list, make this a popular establishment.

As if the above isn't enough to entice you, they've recently upped the ante by transforming the venue into a pink spring floral oasis, in what they call The Butler in Bloom. The floral and art installations include a new wall mural, whilst a pop-up dessert bar features a menu that is almost too pretty to eat and the refreshing new Spritz cocktail menu will have you downing drinks with the sunset.

The Butler in Bloom, Sydney restaurant
A snippet of the new floral decor

For those not familiar, Ibero-American is a region in the Americas that comprises countries where Spanish and Portuguese languages are predominant. The cuisine brings tangy twist and zesty texture to classic dishes, thus the lunch and dinner menu here is an interesting one. There's entrees of tacos (including a cactus, smoked tomato, ricotta salata and crema one), rock oysters a la Michelada or Tigre de Leche and an empanada with Red Chile wagyu, oxtail, potato and salsa roja, whilst mains include the likes of confit duck leg with Red Chile tamal and mole negro, Lamb Barbacoa slow-cooked in banana leaf and 'Chorizo y Papas' potato gnocchi with chorizo ragu and green tomato Pico di Gallo.

The Butler in Bloom, Sydney restaurant
Ibero-American temptations

The Bottomless Sunday Lunch (suitable for 4-12 people) continues with bottomless bubbles and a grazing-style shared lunch feast for $88 per person. Book your crew in to enjoy the Chef's ceviche, spicy chicken tacos, roast barramundi fillets, flash-fried cauliflower with brown buttered almonds, a selection of cheeses, homemade lavosh, Mexican Pan Dulce (Hispanic pastries) and more.

Whatever you choose, be sure to leave room for dessert. The pop-up bar has 4 new South American-influenced masterpieces with each one plated up on Royal Doulton's new 1815

The Butler in Bloom, Sydney restaurant
The magnificent four

Sweet toothers, I know you want all the details, so here they are -

The Milhojas - a layered pastry (think mille-feuille) with vanilla cream, Dulce de Leche, pistachio and orange ice cream

The Arroz con Leche - a sweet and creamy rice-infused dessert with lemongrass, vanilla, blood orange shaved ice and meringue

Coconut Panacotta - with Jamaica or Mexican hibiscus, blueberry syrup and kiwifruit sorbet

Chocolate Semifreddo - with espresso Anejo caramel, cocoa masa streusel and Manuka honey

The mouth-watering desserts are $15 each or, if you can't decide, try 3 for $40 or enjoy all of them for $50. They are available 7 days with a lunch or dinner booking and if dessert is all you want then you can get them Mon-Thurs or from 6pm on Sundays.

Golden Hour (from 4pm-6pm every day) also continues and is the perfect time to partake in the new Spritz menu that consists of the Lillet Spritz, the Strawberry Spritz, the Grapefruit Spritz and the Blood Orange Spritz. During this happy hour, you can enjoy them for $12 each. That's good value for a cocktail in Sydney these days.

The Butler in Bloom, Sydney restaurant
Refreshing Lillet Spritzes

But wait there's more. As part of this spring celebration, The Butler is giving you the chance to win a Butler in Bloom Spritz and Dine Package worth over $700. The lucky winner will get a $200 dining voucher to use at The Butler, a Lillet at home cocktail package with Lillet glasses, a Lillet ice bucket and 2 Lillet bottles, plus a 16-piece Royal Doulton set. Enter here before 27th November to be in the running.

This bloomin' wonderful experience with rooftop views and decadent menus honouring spring finishes at the end of November, so get in quick before you miss out or you'll be kicking yourself. Further information can be found below.
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When: 12pm-10pm
Phone: 02 8354 0742
Where: 123 Victoria St, Potts Point
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