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New Bar ‘Lumière on Thirty Five’ is the Perfect Place to Grab a Late-Night Cocktail in Sydney

In Partnership with Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Looking to impress your significant other or someone on a first date? We know just the place. Now open on the 35th floor of Sofitel Sydney overlooking Darling Harbour, Lumière on Thirty Five is serving up top-shelf cocktails paired with delicious desserts, epic skyline views, and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. More than a welcome addition to our beloved city, it’s the perfect way to cap off an evening to remember with a five-star luxury experience.

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Wagyu Skewer Over Coal | Image: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Lumière on Thirty Five

Located in: Darling Harbour
Address: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, 12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Weds-Sat 8:30pm-1am

When it comes to luxury hospitality, Sofitel is easily one of the best in the game and its latest bar offering only reaffirms this. Lumière on Thirty Five renders an instant impression by way of its tastefully atmospheric lighting and decor, paired with those mind-blowing views; peer through the windows to behold Sydney’s expansive skyline from the other side of Darling Harbour before checking out the menu and its bounty of indulgences. Again, we can think of no better place to close out the night after grabbing dinner nearby or catching a performance at one of the area’s acclaimed theatres.

The new venture is an ideal destination for romantic couples looking to give their night that special finishing touch, groups of friends in search of a sophisticated bar experience, and anyone seeking top-shelf service with elevated drinks and a killer atmosphere to match.

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Purple Rain Cocktail (Left) The Lighthouse Cocktail (Right) | Image: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

When assembling the cocktail list, Lumière on Thirty Five drew upon classics from other Sofitel luxury bars. The menu thereby features time-tested creations and new concepts alike, each boasting its own backstory whilst delivering a unique visual profile and exquisite taste. Here’s a quick look at a few of our favourite cocktails from Lumière on Thirty Five’s signature list:

  • The Lighthouse: Two doctors joined forces to create Two Doctors Whiskey, the barrel-aged liquid that makes up the base of this spirit-forward cocktail. Barrel aged over six months, it offers a drinking experience that showcases the interaction between spirits, their ingredients, the ageing process, and pure craftsmanship. Expertly created with Three months barrel aged, Two Doctors Whiskey, Averna Amaro, Pedro Ximenez, Whiskey Bitters, Chocolate Bitters.
  • The Aviary: This tasty cocktail takes inspiration from the flight of birds, imparting a sense of freedom with every sip. Much like an eagle on the wing, it inspires with a sense of elegance, grace, and escapism. Beautifully made with Packham Pear infused vodka, St-Germain Elderflower, Honey, Vanilla Extract, Aquafaba.
  • Lumière Brothers: The famous French brothers Louis and Auguste who helped invent modern cinema (and likewise inspired the bar’s name) are honoured with this cocktail and its “autochrome lumière” garnish, named for the process that brought colour to photography. Deliciously crafted from Mr. Black Cold Brew, Bitter Orange, Yellow Chartreuse, L’Aperitif Cream.
  • Purple Rain: One for fans of a certain dearly departed musical genius. Purple symbolises new beginnings and rain washes the past away. This cocktail will renew your spirit accordingly. Crafted with Butterfly Pea Flower infused Grapefruitcello, Campari, Italicus, Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water.
  • Mistakenly Discarded: This cocktail boasts a flavour reminiscent of French toast and is crafted in honour of King Henry IV, who reportedly helped turn that poor man’s dish into a delicacy enjoyed by aristocracies around the world. Purposely made with Clarified Cinnamon Brioche infused Buffalo Trace, Licor 43, Lemon, Full Cream Milk.
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Beetroot Tartlet | Image: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

The night is calling and all kinds of activities await. No matter where your adventures may take you, head to Lumière on Thirty Five for a perfect nightcap of inspired cocktails and unforgettable views. There’s no better way to top off an unforgettable Sydney right.

Native Flower Pot Dessert | Image: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour