277 Goulburn Street, Surry Hills
What more could you want from an inner-city bar, than a Modern Tiki fusion “where tropical breeze meets Italian seas”? That’s what the folks from Tucano’s are dishing up at their new digs on Goulburn Street. The mirror balls are spinning and the tiki drinks are calling, making this colourful Surry Hills bar a new go-to for dinner, drinks or even disco party vibes.
Tucked away on the corner of Crown and Goulburn streets, in the site formerly occupied by the legendary Cafe Lounge, Tucano’s invites you to “follow the toucan” (an enormous mural, boldly marking its Goulburn Street entryway) and come on in for some funky tunes, amaro-based Tiki-style cocktails and tropical-laced snacks.
” If light and refreshing is more in your wheelhouse, check out the cocktail taps for options like the ‘Miami Peach’, which combines rum, cognac, Averna, peach, lemon, wine and fizz served in a disco ball. That’s a surefire way to kick off the night in fun style.”
The Tucano’s venue has undergone a transformation that honours its location near Crown Street and the old digs. And to keep the guests entertained and rolling through the door there will be live entertainment throughout the week. The interior design was inspired by the tropical bird that shares the bar’s name. Tucano’s has four unique spaces that offer different atmospheres, including wavy banquette seating and a mirrored room that suggests the allure of a disco ball. The rear courtyard is bathed in light and features tiled banquette seating and a retro-style distressed mural.
The food and cocktail menu follow the tiki theme. Their signature drink is the aptly named ‘Bird of Paradise’, and features tequila, apricot, mango, lime, and Braulio infused with chilli. The ‘Boogie Wonderland’ slushie is a layered blend of dragonfruit, rum, pineapple, coconut, and fino sherry topped with blue curacao ‘caviar’. If light and refreshing is more in your wheelhouse, check out the cocktail taps for options like the ‘Miami Peach’, which combines rum, cognac, Averna, peach, lemon, wine and fizz served in a disco ball. That’s a surefire way to kick off the night in fun style.
On the food front, Chef Naomi Lowry (ex-Biota, Pilu, and ByFassnidge) has been in charge of the Mediterranean offering with a tiki twist. Perfect for sharing, try highlights such as the Hiramasa kingfish bruschetta or the slow-cooked beef short rib luau and a ‘sweet and sour’ Borrowdale pork cutlet with pineapple and pepper agrodolce. For dessert, what about an Aussie spin with the pineapple lamington arctic roll with Rivareno Gelato fior di panna.