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The Bar

The ground-floor lobby bar at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is the place for stimulating conversations, micro-meetings or simply sitting back and relishing the refined atmosphere. Weathered timber floors recall the wharves and warehouses which once defined Darling Harbour. Plush leather furniture invites you to relax and indulge. Savour premium local spirits and Champagnes with gourmet morsels. Morning pick ups with a selection of croissants available before noon, or get in the evening mood over finely crafted cocktails at the Apero Chic cocktail hour.

In accordance with the most recent NSW Government regulations, we have had to adapt our operations, services and opening hours in order to be able to reopen our doors safely – and we thank you in advance for your patience. Please visit our ALLSAFE page to read more about our enhanced hygiene and cleanliness protocols. We’re closed from Monday to Saturday.

Monday to Wednesday – 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday – 7:00am to 12:00pm

Thursday to Saturday – Closed

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Welcoming, safeguarding and taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do and who we are at Accor and Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. The health, safety and well-being of our staff, guests, delegates and partners remains our top priority as the world recovers from this unprecedented crisis.

High standards of hygiene and cleanliness are already delivered across all our brands locally and globally. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and with a focus on guest care as hotels reopen, we have elevated these even further by launching our own global cleanliness and operational standards, the ALLSAFE Label, which represents some of hospitality’s most stringent cleaning standards.

Here are some of the important steps we are taking to welcome you back into a safe, clean and trusted environment:

  • New 1.5m social distancing enforced in all common areas, in line with the NSW Government guidelines.
  • All employees given comprehensive safety & hygiene training.
  • Contactless check-in, check-out, payments and coffee orders carried out whenever possible.
  • Enhanced handwashing protocols and hand sanitiser provided in key public areas (front desk, bars & restaurants, conference floor etc).
  • In public areas, bars, restaurant and meetings rooms: enhanced cleaning program with hourly disinfection and four-hourly enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces (door handles, lift buttons, switches, payment terminals, AV equipment). As guests depart each seating, a deep clean and disinfection of all the tables, chairs, and tableware is completed.
  • Contact log maintained for contact tracing of all patrons entering our venues, as a condition of entry. Guests who are unwell, even with only mild symptoms, will be kindly requested to leave the premises in order to help protect the health of all guests and employees and minimise the spread of the virus.
  • Buffets temporarily removed.
  • Single use or contactless QR code menus available to minimise touch points.
  • Bar spring-cleaning: before we reopened our bar to the public post COVID-19 closure, our bar and kitchen were thoroughly cleaned to remove dust and disinfect the kitchen, utensils, provisions and containers.
  • In kitchens: reinforced food safety standards and regular hospital-grade cleaning of all high-touch surfaces such as cooking surfaces, knives, bells and trays. Chefs keep a physical distance of 1.5m between each other during food preparation. Appropriate PPE such as masks and gloves is worn by our Chefs and food & drink handlers when receiving food deliveries. All food preparing and handling is certified by the stringent HACCP label (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points).
  • Appointment of ALLSAFE Managers onsite 24/7, in charge of managing any health, wellbeing or hygiene enquiry our guests and delegates may have during their stay.
  • As of July 2020, Accor guests and delegates will benefit from AXA’s most recent advances in telemedicine through free, 24/7 tele-consultations with fully qualified physicians.

Opening Hours

Monday to Wednesday – 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday – 7:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday to Saturday – Closed
*Operating hours may vary, please contact us for more details.

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