For those looking for affordable accommodation in the Darling Harbour area, the Metro Aspire Hotel is close to the bustling Darling Harbour and the CBD. Inside the hotel is an oasis of calm where you can find Gumtree Restaurant. Their recently released summer menu, offers simple and delicious Modern Australian cuisine, using fresh local produce with a nod towards paddock to plate. Most of the produce is sourced locally – fresh seafood from the Pyrmont Fish Markets and fruit and vegetables from Flemington Markets.
Our booking was for dinner on a Saturday evening. We chose to drive from the Northern Beaches as complimentary parking is offered under the hotel. The entrance to the restaurant is just past the hotel reception. We were greeted warmly by Victor. He immediately showed us to a lovely table in the Atrium area and offered us pre-dinner drinks while we looked at the menu.
It was easy to forget we had just been driving in traffic. We were surrounded by lush tropical greenery which created a beautiful relaxing ambience.
To one side of the restaurant is a lounge bar which is ideal for pre-lunch or dinner drinks. Abstract metal piping forms a mural of light with exposed bulbs glowing at each end, creating a wow factor. The subdued amber lighting sheds an intimate glow over the muted turquoise and burgundy furnishing inviting you to relax.
Gumtree Restaurant is part of Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney, part of the Metro Hospitality Group.
Located at 383-389 Bulwara Road, Ultimo, at the north western end of Sydney’s Darling Harbour precinct.
The restaurant is open 6pm – 10pm, seven days a week.
To book a table, call (02) 9211 1499.