Grab a river-view table on the patio, surrounded by copper-coloured heaters and potted plants.
Anything goes at this laid-back boutique brewery.
Arrive hungry at Supper, the hotel’s locally loved restaurant, where chef John Brand serves up fresh seasonal produce given a creative mid-western twist, with a focus on relaxed, flavour-led dining. Sup on mouthwatering duck confit with seven-herb salad, followed by bronzini with crispy potatoes and poppyseed crema. Don’t mess with Texan desserts: we’re head-over-heels for the butterscotch cremeux with coconut ice cream, juniper fudge, black sesame, coriander and blackberries. For a speedier bite, head to Larder, the hotel’s artisan delicatessen and café, which stocks locally grown vegetables, house-butchered meats, fine wines and sweet treats, alongside freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and pastries.
Industrial-chic Sternewirth, the hotel’s expansive bar, has a striking vaulted ceiling, cosy leather sofas arranged by a generous fireplace, and seductive dark wood stylings. A twinkling chandelier hangs in the middle of the room, fashioned from an old bottle-labelling machine, and cast-iron fermentation tanks have been repurposed into inviting banquettes. Loosen up with one of the hotel’s potent signature cocktails – we love Two Tikis to Paradise, a punchy mix of gin, macadamia liqueur, pineapple and tiki bitters; and for intrepid-sippers there’s the Three Emmas, a heady combination of absinthe, gin and apricot brandy.
Supper dishes up breakfast, lunch and dinner; last orders are at 10pm. Larder is open from 7am until 8pm.
Everything from both Supper and Larder is available in-room from 6am until 1.30am daily.