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Forrester’s Family & Friends Launch

Applejack’s newest venue Forrester’s, reopens with a Family & Friends Celebration!

After months of anticipation, we unveiled the newly renovated Forrester’s on Saturday 31st October with a soft launch for our closest family and friends, marking the 10th venue opening for Applejack!

Established in 1921, Forrester’s has been proudly serving the Surry Hills neighbourhood for almost 100 years. We took ownership of the pub earlier this year with a vision of creating a community-centric watering hole with an Applejack twist – comprising of three drinking and dining spaces within one venue – Phylli’s restaurant, Public Bar and an upstairs entertainment and dining space.

Once the final coat of paint was dry and the last piece of furniture set, we swung open our doors and welcomed those nearest and dearest to us straight in to Phylli’s restaurant –  your new go-to destination for long-lunching, casual dining, or a catch-up with friends. Bringing the outside in, Phylli’s dining room is filled with natural light, lush greenery, and lux timber finishes.

Not only was this a sneak peek but the night also served as a thank you to all those who made the opening happen. Our 70 guests had free reign over the delicious new menu – a fresh take on pub food with flavours guided by the Americas. The Cuban Sandwich with pork belly, fried ham, dill pickles, Swiss cheese, Cubano sauce & crinkle cuts and the Grilled Peach Salad with grapefruit, fennel, rocket & pistachio were among some of the favourites dishes of the night. Our incredible Head Chef Jon Barrios (Bopp & Tone and The Botanist) and Group Executive Chef Jason Roberson are the brains behind the incredible menu.

With a selection of seasonal spritz from Phyllis, tap beers and wines from our all-Australian collection on offer, guests sipped their way through our beverage menus curated by Group Bars Manager Lachy Sturrock. A selection of spritz were flying over the bar at Phylli’s with the Blood Orange and Mixed Berry being the crowd favourites.


A big thank you to everyone who joined us for this special night! Now open 7 days a week,  swing by for our daily specials or book in to enjoy a bottomless rosé lunch in Phylli’s every weekend!