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Bopp & Tone – a story of two iconic Sydney blokes.
60 Carrington Street is home to Bopp & Tone, a Sydney-made restaurant and bar with interiors and design by Luchetti Krelle. Bopp & Tone is a tribute to the Applejack founders’ grandfathers, Keith ‘Bopp’ Evans and Anthony ‘Tone’ Adams. The venue reflects the nostalgic and optimistic post World War II era they lived in. Embodying every day opulence and grandeur, the style is lived-in luxury, with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Features include heavy marbles, classic tiles and textures, dark and moody timber furnishings, along with an alfresco dining terrace, private dining room and Applejack’s signature love of greenery.
The Australian menu, created by Group Executive Chef Jason Roberson in collaboration with Head Chef Sa Va’afusuaga, centres around honest and generous share food with Mediterranean influences, and is predominantly cooked on the in-house wood grill or charcoal oven. Using only the most seasonal produce, with a focus on seafood and both cured and cooked meats, signatures include char-grilled whole Hawkesbury river calamari, free-range spatchcock, pasture fed Brooklyn Valley steaks and botanical fare.
Following the same ethos as the food practices, the concise cocktail list has been developed by Group Bars Manager Lachy Sturrock and Bar Manager Craig Kerrison, featuring popular classic cocktails tailored with Australian ingredients and Mediterranean charm. Applejack has collaborated with sommelier consultant Dan Simmons to curate a wine list that aims to champion those at the forefront of sustainable viticulture and oenology in Australia and abroad. Celebrating the efforts of these producers, the venue showcases wines of substance, of a time and place that complement our climate and food.
Founders Ben Carroll and Hamish Watts say: “We want to create an intrinsically Sydney experience within a unique and distinctive setting. Bopp & Tone is a nod to our grandfathers, who symbolise and embody the iconic and nostalgic Sydney of the past, which is reflected in the venue. Food influences come from our chef’s passion for Mediterranean food and philosophies that translate so well with Australian ingredients and the Aussie way of life.”
Bopp & Tone is reminiscent of times gone by in a contemporary Sydney CBD setting.