The space behind St James station on Hyde Park, Sydney, is finally seeing some action. “The name is Metro St James,” said French owner Phillipe Valet (La Brasserie, Surry Hills). “I just want to start with a nice wine and aperitif bar and build it slowly,” he said of the open-air space, which can be enclosed by large, bi-fold doors.
Open in time for the rush of festive season champagne sales is this new brasserie and bar in the Rocks. The bar is decked out in 1920s décor and inspired by the French Mediterranean and the eponymous pineapple (ananas being the French word for it).