Bayswater Brasserie is Officially Gone

Bayswater Back Bar

Reported by Bartender magazine some weeks ago and also recently reported by The Good Livings ‘Short Black’ column is that the old Sydney bar venue Bayswater Brasserie is now certain to become a Kingsley’s venture.

According to Short Black, the man behind the Kingsley’s restaurant chain has signed an “agreement of lease” with the incoming owners and will open a Smith’s Butcher and Wine Merchant at the famed site.

It is a sad day for all those who experienced the grace and charm of the Bayswater Brasserie back bar, as most of it is situated within a neighboring property and will have to be removed.

The current oyster bar will remain however and is slated to become the main feature bar.

  1. I know I have said this many times but this is such a loss for Sydney and Australia. If only Nigel Lacey was able to have control of the business as he originally wanted then I can safely say we would have seen a reinvigorated Bayz and one of our few iconic bars in Sydney would still be around. Instead the former landlord and partner thought they could do better and now look what happened? Building gets sold to an high profile infamous Kings Cross identity and 30 years of history gets brushed aside and we get another bloody steak house! The only positive for me is that as one great cocktail bar closes another just happened to get born and its name is Eau-De-Vie. Dave Spanton

  2. Dear Dave…
    Really… Should you be throwing rocks at Glass houses.
    We all know why Bayswater was run into the ground.

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