Jamie Wirth (aka Bang Gang’s Jaime Doom) continues his take over of Sydney’s inner-east with Bourke Street staple The Carrington (est. 1877) set to reopen later this month. That puts formerly decrepit Sydney pubs he’s turned at four with The Flinders, The Norfolk and the newly leased Abercrombie Hotel also in his portfolio. Can we call him a nightlife aficionado yet? Umm yeah.

Wirth is also joined by co-owner James Miller (Ruby L’otel, The Norfolk, The Abercrombie) and designer Michael Delaney (The Flinders, Duke Bistro, The Norfolk, Honkytonks, Third Class) who hope to channel the “pintxos bars of San Sebastian, Barcelona’s Xampanyerias, and the suburban watering holes of yesteryear,”. The Basque influence extends to the menu too, with Iberian classics such as croquettes, empanadas and seafood pie care of chef Jamie Thomas (formerly St John, The Anglesea Arms, Avido). Structural upgrades include a refurbished interior, less walls and the systematic purging of all fluorescent lights, pleather couches and pokie machines. God bless ’em. Our hopes are as high as their decorative mobile budget. Peep the new fit out below…

The Carrington, 563 Bourke Street, Surry Hills.

First Look At The New Carrington

First Look At The New Carrington

First Look At The New Carrington

First Look At The New Carrington

First Look At The New Carrington

First Look At The New Carrington

First Look At The New Carrington

First Look At The New Carrington

First Look At The New Carrington