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Your all-new classic corner pub experience is taking shape right here at Woollahra Hotel…

Woollahra Hotel is undergoing significant refurbishment works to its ground floor amenity, including three new bars and a reconfiguration of the layout to once again become Woollahra’s local gathering place.

The intention of owners who consider themselves custodians of these historic and beloved brands is to capture and enhance the Art Deco architecture implemented by architect Cyril Ruwald.

“Our mission is to hero the history and legacy of one of Sydney’s most iconic hotels”

A well-regarded architect who designed Hotels for Tooth & Co during the 1930’s and 1940’s, Ruwald was instrumental in adapting the streamlined horizontal look of European modernism to hotel design. He converted the hotel from the “Acklands Hotel” to the “Woollahra Hotel” in 1932.

A number of highly reputable consultants have been involved with the planning, design and finishes incorporated in the current project. Richards Stanisich architects, Tzannes architects and Paul Kelly Design have combined to present the vision, while Xant building and Nash Management have been appointed to deliver the end result.


The vast majority of works are taking place in the Hotel’s “front bar” which is being restored back to a more traditional public bar space. In doing so, the current brand alignment between Bistro Moncur and the formerly known “Bar Moncur” is being readapted.

The “Bar Moncur” brand is being retired, and this newly renovated ground floor space will herald the classic corner pub experience and champion the main Woollahra Hotel brand, with works scheduled for completion in early December.



On the first floor, patrons can still enjoy the same selection of vibrant indoor and outdoor spaces suited any occasion. Our Asian influenced elevated pub-dining experience has returned, with regular trading hours remaining as Tuesday to Thursday from 4pm, and Friday to Sunday from midday.

“It’s business as usual on the first floor – we're so happy to be welcoming guests back safely” - Simon Barbato - GM


Bistro Moncur has been reconfigured and restored back to how it was originally designed and opened by Dr Ron White and chef Damien Pignolet in 1993. Close attention has been made to respect the legacy of Bistro Moncur.

We thank our loyal patrons for their ongoing support throughout the most recent lockdown with Bistro a la Maison proving a huge success. 

Our regular hours of Tuesday to Friday dinner, and Saturday & Sunday lunch and dinner have now resumed.