Situated around an old frangipani tree with twinkling fairy lights, this intimate, outdoor courtyard bar has a retractable roof that opens up like a box, thus serving as inspiration for the name. This hidden gem is a great spot for girlfriend catch-ups, birthday parties or any type of gathering, really; the night we visited, there was a lovely farewell party in full effect.
Rosé rules here; in fact, there are over 35 different selections available, from popular favourites like Whispering Angel to ultra-rare rosé champagnes. We started with glasses of Anna Codrunui rosé cava ($15 per glass, $60 per bottle) from Spain, which was light and fruity, with flavours of raspberry, cranberry and honey – a great sparkling wine to kick off the evening with. Our absolute favourite rosé wine of the night (and, maybe, ever!) was the pale-pink Domaines Ott By Ott ($19 per glass, $75 per bottle) from Provence. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes, this French wine is dry, crisp and fresh, with hints of peach, apricot, mango, passionfruit and citrus – definitely my new favourite rosé (and, trust me, I drink a lot of rosé)!
Not into rosé? There’s also a selection of craft beers, ciders and spirits, so don’t worry if you or someone you’re with isn’t into drinking pink
Glasses of wine range from $12 to $19, and bottles start from $41. For a great deal, grab your girlfriends for the bar’s Blush Ladies Night every Wednesday, when Bach rosé, Anna sparkling rosé, Aperol spritz, Pimms and sangria flow freely for $30 from 6 to 8pm.
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The bar has a limited menu of “picnic-style” food such as cured meats and cheese platters (from $25), plus British pork pie ($15), homemade Jägermeister paté ($15) and a Ploughman’s board ($30), served with artisanal bread, crackers, chutney, fruit and nuts. Tip: If you don’t eat meat or cheese, don’t come hungry!
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