Hotel Centennial is a Woollahra institution, and has been a favourite amongst the local community for decades. Sitting in a prime location opposite Centennial Parklands, the interiors are light-filled, relaxed and elegant, with an artfully curated mix of furniture and antiques, making it the perfect spot to settle in for a long lunch with friends.
Speaking of food, Ben Greeno’s love of local produce shines in the Mediterranean-influenced menu. Greeno, executive chef at The Paddington, has a passion for creating simple, elegant dishes.
The best way to begin your dining experience is with a cocktail at the beautiful front bar. Find a couch or take a seat at the high table and simply enjoy your surroundings. Next, head to the dining room and start with one of the wood-fired flatbreads (the tomato, garlic and parmigiano is a favourite) and then you must try the wood-oven squid or whole wood-fired flounder.
You’ll find the perfect wine to match thanks to the extensive list. From easy drinking favourites, to extra special drops, and even a section labelled ‘Interesting’, you’ll never go thirsty.