• July 28, 2016

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  • July 28, 2016

    Join us each Sunday for our roast beef sirloin served piping hot with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings for $25. Wash it down with our house ... More

  • July 28, 2016

    Join us every Wednesday for our $15 Steak Night Tender grass-fed striploin from Harden South Western NSW with crispy chat potatoes, rocket, tomato ... More

  • July 28, 2016

    The Roosevelt is celebrating the good life every Thursday with 20% off our entire range of champagnes and $1 freshly shucked oysters. With some ama... More

  • Monroe Room

    The Monroe room is the perfect function space for your exclusive event or for larger groups to participate in one of our cocktail, whisky or champagne masterclasses.

    Our two custom built banquet tables provide the ideal setting for group dinners of up to 32 people or can be rearranged for standing canapé functions up to 55 people. Beautifully decorated and with it’s own private bar and sound system, the Monroe Room can cater to all types of functions.

    Group banquets with matched wine, beer or cocktails
    Cocktail, whisky or champagne masterclasses
    Bespoke events

    Up to 32 guests seated or 55 standing

  • Bar & Diner

    A room that channels 1950’s New York, casting you back in time the moment you step in. Art deco design, leather banquets, candle lit tables and vintage cocktail equipment set the scene in this intimate space. Settle in and our gregarious wait staff will assure that your drink never runs dry.

    This room can be hired as part of a venue exclusive function or tables reserved for groups of up to 10 guests for cocktails and dining. Bookings recommended.

  • PDR / Poker Room

    Our hidden PDR / Poker Room is perfect for intimate dining experiences for up to twelve guests. Expect to push past secret doorways to find your way in to our little ‘speakeasy dining den’. It’s also the perfect joint for a rocking game of poker.

    12 guests maximum, but 10 is ideal. Food, whisky & cocktail packages are available…

Monroe Room

Bar & Diner

PDR / Poker Room

Events

Slip back in time to an era when dames drank martinis and men boasted loudly about the number of whiskies they had over lunch. Originally owned by renowned underworld identity Abe Saffron, The Roosevelt takes its inspiration from the 50’s and 60’s and offer them up with a modern twist.

The Roosevelt Bar & Diner offers a number of sophisticated spaces for parties small and large to accommodate an array of celebrations. The Roosevelt is open Tuesday through to Saturday from 5pm until midnight.

  • Whisky
    Masterclass

    Join our team of whisky geeks and aficionados on a wide range of fun and interactive whisky tasting sessions. We thoroughly enjoy hosting classes that both entertain, educate and inspire people’s passion for great drinks. Whether you are looking to hone your knowledge or just up for some good fun, we have the right session for you.

    Our two private rooms – The Monroe Room & The Roosevelt Poker Room – are both perfect for indulging in and bantering about good booze. Available as both afternoon and evening events the classes normally run for approximately 1.5 hours and include your knowledgeable host and a selection of five whiskies for you and your group to enjoy.

    Perfect for team building, birthday celebrations or as a bucks or hens night, all sessions are customisable. Please enquire.

  • Cocktail
    Masterclass

    You and your friends or colleagues will be taught the history and theory behind some old world classics and new world techniques. Our awesome bar staff will take you through three classic cocktails and empower you with the knowledge to run your own cocktail parties at home.

    Available as both afternoon and evening events, the classes normally run for approximately 2 hours and include your knowledgeable host, a selection of canapés and three cocktails for you and your group to make and enjoy.

  • Poker Night

    Host your own private poker night in our bespoke Poker Room hidden at the very back of The Roosevelt. Popular for bucks night and private sessions of poker amongst friends we organise poker chips, cards and a special poker menu where the food won’t get in the way of the seriousness of your game at hand.

    Room hire is free, but a minimum spend applies for all bookings. Contact us for more details.

  • Bespoke Events

    The Roosevelt is the perfect space for a variety events, big or small, from brand launches to birthday parties, corporate functions and weddings.

    Contact our event staff to find out how we can help bring your event to life.

Whisky
Masterclass

Cocktail
Masterclass

Poker Night

Bespoke Events

Banquets

The perfect option for a party or dinner with friends or colleagues, the Roosevelt Banquets have been designed specifically as a group experience. Hugely popular with for birthday dinners and corporates we can cater for most dietary requirements.

Our beautiful Monroe Room features two oversized banquet tables with built in ice wells and a private bar, and can hold up to 32 guests for a Banquet.

We offer four distinctively different menus: The Bardot, The Elvis, The John Wayne and The Bogart.

The Bardot

Light, fresh and crisp.
$55pp

Sourdough baguette and balsamic

House Marinated Olives

Freshly sucked Sydney rock oysters

Spiced roast peanuts

Smoked cheese, mushroom and truffle arancini

Selection of cured meats

Roast Thirlmere chicken

Crispy chat potatoes, wilted seasonal greens with chilli, garlic and lemon , mixed leaf salad with mustard vinaigrette

Seasonal fruit trifle

The Elvis

A Banquet fit for a king.
$69pp

Sourdough baguette and balsamic

House Marinated Olives

Freshly sucked Sydney rock oysters

Spiced roast peanuts

Smoked cheese, mushroom and truffle arancini

Selection of cured meats

Selection of crostinis

Juniper cured salmon with almond, cucumber and sea succulents

Slow cooked lamb shoulder with oregano, lemon and yoghurt

Crispy chat potatoes, wilted seasonal greens with chilli, garlic and lemon , mixed leaf salad with mustard vinaigrette

Seasonal fruit trifle

Selection of local and imported cheeses (extra $4pp)

The John Wayne

For the big boys out there.
$98pp

Sourdough baguette and balsamic

House Marinated Olives

Freshly sucked Sydney rock oysters

Spiced roast peanuts

Smoked cheese, mushroom and truffle arancini

Selection of crostinis

Grilled king prawns with garlic butter

Hervey Bay scallops with herb butter

Selection of cured meats

Juniper cured salmon with almond, cucumber and sea succulents

Whole baked market fish with salsa picante

Lamb shoulder with oregano, lemon and yoghurt

Crispy chat potatoes, wilted seasonal greens with chilli, garlic and lemon , mixed leaf salad with mustard vinaigrette

Seasonal fruit trifle

Selection of local and imported cheeses

Please indicate when booking if you are joining us for dinner or just drinks. You can leave us a note when you enter your contact details.

We only accept bookings of up to 6 guests online. If you are booking for a larger party or would like to organise a function please contact us directly on 0423 203 119 or at bookings@theroosevelt.com.a

What’s on

Local’s Night Every Tuesday

June 22, 2016
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Sunday Roast

June 1, 2016
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Join us each Sunday for our roast beef sirloin served piping hot with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings for $25.

Wash it down with our house mulled wine!

$15 Steaks Every Wednesday

July 10, 2015
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Join us every Wednesday for our $15 Steak Night

Tender grass-fed striploin from Harden South Western NSW with crispy chat potatoes, rocket, tomato and salsa verde.

Not your average pub steak!!

Champagne and $1 Oysters every Thursday

April 1, 2015
Oysters in Wood Box

The Roosevelt is celebrating the good life every Thursday with 20% off our entire range of champagnes and $1 freshly shucked oysters.

With some amazing champagnes from some of the regions best owner growers and delicious oysters direct from the market, Thursdays at The Roosevelt are hard to beat.

Heritage

Opened in 1947 by Abe Saffron, the Roosevelt in Potts Point was the most successful and infamous club in Australia. It brought a touch of Hollywood to town, with wonderfully produced shows, the likes of which had not been seen in Sydney; Sammy Davis Jr, Ella Fitzgerald and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra were flown in to perform. The club became the most important stop for Sydney’s elite, including politicians, high-ranking police and judges. Early photos show Australia’s high society in attendance; the men dressed in double-breasted suits and hats and the ladies in evening gowns and furs. It was all glitz and glamour. The Roosevelt employed many interesting characters, including doormen and bouncers who became underworld figures. Abe Saffron had an ingenious solution to the problem of the prohibition of the sale of alcohol after 6pm; have the Roosevelt patrons place an order before the deadline and serve them their drinks later.

In addition to the booze available many a guest, male & female, came to the Roosevelt to quench their thirst for sex and gamling.

In 1954, the royal comission into liquor trading conducted by the NSW Police Commisioner, declared the Roosevelt a ‘disorderly house’, guilty of various breaches in alcohol law. Saffron was forced to give up his licence and sell the Roosevelt (the venue was allowed to reopen once the new owners took over). Over the past six decades the Roosevelt has undergone multiple reincarnations & name changes, including a radio station and has been the home to various international restaurants.

Watch video about history of The Roosevelt

Contact us

Contact details

32 Orwell Street Potts Point NSW 2011

Tue - Fri: 5pm till midnight
Sat: 12pm till midnight
Sun: 12pm till 10pm

Venue - 02 8096 1787 Function Enquires - 0423 203 119

bookings@theroosevelt.com.au

Join our Team

The Speakeasy Group operate a number of award winning venues, including Eau-de-Vie and The Roosevelt in Sydney and Boilermaker House and Eau-de-Vie in Melbourne.

Within all our venues we pride ourselves on offering first class service, with a focus on exceptional and unique drinking and dining experiences. The company is owned and operated by hospitality professionals, with over 20 years experience within the drinks industry and we aim to hire like minded individuals, with a desire to be the best they can possibly be within this wonderful industry.

The Speakeasy Group are a company devoted to training and skill development for all staff, with a focus to be at the forefront of the bar industry, both locally and globally.

If this sounds like the company for you, we would love to hear from you. Sláinte!

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