Cornerstone Carriageworks

“Shall I hold it at my groin?” my waiter winked when BAR FLY asked him to hold one of her plates for a photograph. That’s the kind of friendly service that gets this flirty girl all excited. Within the heated two levels, various intimate spaces create a comfy spot to warmly settle in with friends for the coming winter months.

Delicious food works well as shared plates. We approve. Salt Cod Croquette & Garlic Aioli. Crispy School Prawns, Chipotle Mayo. Prosciutto & Figs. Heirloos, Quinoa Broad Beans. Excellent bar food from 6pm. And (though we didn’t try these) Ham & Cheese Toasties all day long… yummm…

Ben King
For our beverages we skipped the beers – on tap, craft brews and usual suspects – and wine selection and headed straight for the cocktails (from $16 like spiced rum Drum Beat, jugs from $28). Head bartender Ben King poured a lot of heart into our drinks. Top pick was a yet unnamed ultimate ‘softdrink’: blanco tequila, mint, chinotto and lime. And he mixes a smooth Whisky Sour. He does a watermelon whisky cocktail that I just have to try. And I also learnt that his favourite base though is not a spirit but Campari. Which can only mean one thing…

Even if like me you don’t live in the area, Cornerstone is worth a visit. Don’t just leave this gem to the locals and the theatre-goers. Get on down…

Cornerstone
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
+61 22 8571 9004

An excerpt of this was published in my weekly BAR FLY newspaper column for the Alternative Media Group.

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