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A laid-back dinner over stellar cocktails – what's not to love?

It’s around the corner from the panda-eyed partygoers who dot Taylor Square come dusk, but don’t let that fool you. Foley Lane is a winning slice of Spanish wining-dining heaven, spearheaded by Julian Marchetto and Nathan Moses – a couple of ex-Ivy boys who evidently know how to rock it as bar owners too. Look for the all-white Art Deco corner building next to the Oxford Hotel – it’s the spot playing golden oldies like Elvis and “Baby I Need Your Loving” (told you they’ve got taste). Inside the candlelit lair shielded by red velvet curtains, sophisticated tapas (chef Nelson Burgos of Mamasita fame runs the kitchen) and impossible-to-stop-at-one cocktails are the go. Food-wise, pick the chicken tostadas, pan-fried sardines and the smoked eel croquettes. Shaken tipples not your thing? Keep the theme rolling with red or white Sangria or choose a bottle from the nicely edited wine list. The team love a Big Apple-inspired grog-fuelled brunch, hence their 10am-3pm ‘Boozy Brunch’ on weekends. Think Mimosas and Bloodys served up with pork hash and fried green tomatoes – a sure-fire hangover cure. And if you’re in desperate need of fresh air on Sunday morning, sit out at one of their communal tables. The Queen of the Nile might be flashing her tinkling features up at the Courthouse, but you’ll feel a million miles away.

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By Kristie Lau   |  

Foley Lane details

Address
371-373 Bourke St, Darlinghurst 2010

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Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Wed-Sat 4pm-midnight; Sun noon-10pm; Mon 4pm-midnight

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