The creation of Platform 818 was influenced by the history and heritage of its locality at 818 George Street. Directly below the hotel lies the now unused original Goods Line Tunnel – the first of its kind in Sydney – used to connect Sydney Rail Yard and the Sydney-Parramatta railway line to the shipping port of Darling Harbour. Conveniently located opposite the historical Central Station, the largest station in Sydney which was first opened in 1855 as a simple wooden platform, nothing more than a corrugated iron shed, we have taken some of this rustic inspiration for our new décor.
Platform 818 is Mercure Sydney’s renewed restaurant that is more than just a restaurant. It’s relaxed, industrial, rustic, yet chic, and it’s ideal for people looking for great times and new adventures.
Our signature, the highball cocktail, is inspired by the practice of serving beverages in tall glasses on steam trains. It is carefully crafted by our resident mixologist with bespoke PS40 soda and flavour-infused beautifully decorated blocks of ice.
Hop on board as we take a palatable excursion through time. Experience a modern take on classic Australian dishes made with locally sourced produce that once would have travelled from railway towns along the NSW goods line. Enjoy these dishes with our all Australian wine list showcasing what Australia has to offer across many great regions, with some hero varietals as well as upcoming Australian wine makers, who are pushing the boundaries and exploring new styles of wine crafting changing the Australian wine landscape.
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