Having graced us with its presence in Parnell since November last year, luxury emporium and gallery Faradays has now added another enticing facet to its offering, with the opening of Faraday’s Bar.
Should you have worked up an appetite or a thirst while perusing the likes of Givenchy and Alaïa, Christian Louboutin, Loewe and more from throughout Faradays’ stunning retail space, the in-house bar is the ultimate destination for delicious relaxation.
Designed, like the rest of the store has been, by Cheshire Architects, all-natural materials make for tactile comfort. Sit back on custom Italian Henge leather seating, and be surrounded by silk, wool and canvas cloth textures, brass fixtures, tables made of Patagonian and Norwegian marble, and Te Kuiti limestone.
As befitting the emporium’s selection of fashion, homewares, beauty and art, the menu at Faraday’s Bar is suitably high calibre. The drinks selection champions French wines from Maison Vauron, such as the heady Château Margaux (Premier Grand Cru Classé) — voted among the top one percent of wines in the world — and the buttery, complex Etienne Sauzet Les Combettes.
From Italy and New Zealand, there are outstanding pours from Tenuta San Guido and Craggy Range. The Champagne list is a marvel — no surprise, given Faraday’s Bar is the Southern Hemisphere’s flagship for Veuve Clicquot’s prestige cuvée, La Grande Dame. Find offerings from the Maisons of Ruinart, Krug and Dom Pérignon, including limited-edition pours found at no other bar in the country.
Food-wise, Barulho head chef Sarah Ginella has created a menu of delicious snacks like wood-fired bread with smoked tomato butter, market fish crudo, marinated octopus, chicken liver parfait and French fries with truffle crème. There are also larger plates like tuna Niçoise and a Wagyu cheeseburger — all served on custom Ginori 1735 plateware.
Whether sought out to rest and refresh, for a light lunch or a few glasses of the good stuff to ring in the weekend, Faraday’s Bar is a destination to delight in.
Walk-ins are welcome, or bookings can be made at faradays.store, by calling 09 217 1017, or by emailing [email protected].
Tuesday & Wednesday: Midday — 6pm
Thursday & Friday: Midday — 8pm
Saturday: Midday — 5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
8 Faraday Street,