The spirit of Spain has breathed new life into an inner-city pub
You’ve seen their work at the Flinders, the Norfolk and the Abercrombie, and now James Wirth and James Miller have worked their magic on the once sterile and seedy Carrington Hotel – it's now a fun, lively, Spanish-influenced Aussie pub. Out the front, you’ll find a bar decked out in garnet walls, with blackboards scattered around the room advertising food and drink specials. Old framed Spanish posters dot the walls and the bar itself is graced with a giant antique concrete swan. Try a few Spanish-inspired drinks while you’re here. There’s sangria (of course) but have you ever had a Kalimotxo? The basic drink is half a glass of red wine topped with ice and Coke – the Carrington do theirs with port, which results in an very sweet version of the drink. At the back of the building, head chef Jamie Thomas is pumping out a short, snappy menu of tapas in a fantastically squishy and lavish dining room.