Welcome to the new Paddington Inn

After 6 months spent breathing new life into the Paddington Inn, we’re pleased to say our doors are now open, our wine is chilled and we’re excited to see the familiar surrounds of Oxford St once again.

The new Paddington Inn Bar & Dining is designed to be a place to meet new and old friends over a cocktail, a place to wine and dine, or simply soak up the atmosphere before or after an event, any time of the week.

Bringing the creative talents of some of the industry’s best together, the Paddington Inn Bar & Dining continues the venue’s rich history of quality food and restaurant personalities while showcasing a vibrant new look and feel. Part casual, part fine dining, the result is the vision of Solotel’s Creative Director, Anna Solomon. 

“The front room is a casual but dimly lit space stocked with wooden booths, high stools and a wraparound bar. It flows past an atrium-like smoker’s hangout into an open, sun-lit kitchen and dining room with a feature wall of abstract portraits by artist Christiane Spangsberg,” says Solomon.

Our minimal, uninterrupted design is the work of renowned interior designer, George Livissianis. A recognised name in hospitality design, George is known for his award-winning work with top venues in Sydney and Melbourne. An eye for clean lines and fresh palettes, George was the perfect person to work alongside Anna Solomon to bring her concept to life.

Of course, our new aesthetic is accentuated by the incredible works of Dutch artist, Christiane Spangsberg. The specially commissioned abstract pieces titled ‘How Strangers Meet’ are a standout in the newly appointed dining room. 

Food completes the creative collaboration of the new Paddington Inn Bar & Dining with the innovative, seasonal menu from head chef, Justin Schott. Justin has cut his teeth at the likes of Rockpool and Kitchen by Mike, and brings with him a passion for great produce from the season, cooked well. 

The a la carte restaurant heroes menu items such as chargrilled Fremantle octopus, whole roasted Thirlmere duck, or an 850g Jack’s Creek rib-eye made to share, while the front bar features a range of delicious pub meals re-imagined. 

Just on the corner of Oxford St and William, we’re already making new friends from near and far. Be sure to stop by to drink or dine, meet our friendly staff and become a part of a little piece of Paddington’s new history in the making.

See you soon, 
The Paddington Inn Bar & Dining