The newest bar to hit Surry Hills, Rosie Campbell's walk-in jerk diner and rum bar is now open. Brought to life by the legends from The Soda Factory, the vibrant venue is located on the corner of Crown and Campbell St. Trading for brunch, lunch and dinner and pretty much everything else in between.
Some soon-to-be-favourite drinks include Rosie’s Coco Colada; Pampero Dark Rum infused with Pimento, pineapple, Coco lopez, sugarcane, lime, banana (not to mention served in a fresh coconut) and the Trenchtown Rock with Lairds Apple Jack, Angustura Bitters, Lemon Juive, Orgeat and Fresh Sugarcane. Feeling something more classic ? Head for Floyd’s Old Fashioned, with Ron Zacapa 23 Year Old Rum, Pedro Ximenez, Molasses & Bitters.
Stocking around 50 bottles of imported rum including gems from Cuba and the Caribbean islands such as Old London Dock Jamaican Rum (from circa 1910), Rosie’s will also feature American brew, Blue Moon on tap as well as bottled Red Stripe and Brooklyn Lager to tie in the NYC streak. Adding to the list of Rosie’s originals will be the venue’s locally brewed beer - Rosie’s Pale Ale and Rosie’s Golden Lager, both available on tap.
Just some of the treats hitting Rosie’s American diner style booths and tables will be a signature Jerk Chicken (with homemade Jerk sauce, coconut-infused Rice n Peas and Sunshine Slaw), ‘Dem Belly Full’ Jerk Ribs (9-hours slow cooked Pork ribs with homemade Jerk rub, designed to share) a Softshell Crab Burger with Tamarind Sauce, Turmeric & Ginger Mayo & Slaw; a range of Jamaican patties (Red Stripe Braised Oxtail, anyone?), jerk pork dumplings and Stamp N Go Saltfish Fritters. For those Sweet Tings, head straight to Rosie’s rum-based desserts - from Warm Caramel Rum Cake, with banana ice cream and whipped cream to Caribbean Cheesecake Mess with Meringue, Cheesecake Cream, Ginger Cookie and Rum Caramel.
Brunchers and lunchers can expect the inclusion of the Big Up Brunch Burrito, Rosie’s Pancake stack (with sugar banana, spiced rum butter and maple syrup), paired with coffee from the region and cold-pressed juices. Fresh fruit from the region such as pineapple, mango and coconut are infused throughout the menus, which is packed with aromatic herbs, warm spices, and pickled vegetables, alongside the American diner influences that run through the group’s DNA .
Expect the intimate space to come alive with authentic colours, bold designs and feel good tunes playing AM to PM. Don’t be fooled by the Jamaican Corner Store façade, Rosie’s welcomes you to settle in and cosy up this winter.
Sounds pretty good to us, any excuse for a spiced rum!
320 Crown Street, Surry Hills