Located in the heart of Chapel Street, Temperance Hotel is where you will find the younger sleek crowd, where Victorian meets modern flare. I’ve been here on a few separate occasions for cocktails; however this was our first time for food. I must admit their cocktails are amazing, so wasn’t sure what to expect as far as the food went.
The style of food is pub food with a bit of a twist. Everything from shared plates to pizza to duck can be found on the menu. I went with the ‘Spiced Crumbed Chicken Breast’ served with grilled corn, broccolini and wet fries. The chicken was tender and juicy with a thin crust and just the right amount of spice. Broccolini and corn were both cooked perfectly with the slightest crunch.
MC ordered the Wednesday special, ‘Chicken Parma’ with chips, salad and a pot of beer. Portion size was quite generous for only $15.
I find the Temperance Hotel to be more of an upscale bar than most of the other bars and pubs along Chapel Street. Cocktails are their specialty and they do them well. The space is chic and spacious with hints of class throughout. The black and white checker floor adds a nice contrast to the high industrial ceilings with exposed piping.
The multi-room space caters for all occasions. You can sit and enjoy cocktails and nibbles on the high top tables in the main dining space, or if you prefer something a bit more cosy, the bench seating in the back room offer dimmed lighting and a more intimate vibe.
If your looking for a casual, chic place with great cocktails, the Temperance Hotel is worth a try!