The Shrub and Shutter
Bar, European, $$$
The Shrub and Shutter was one of the first bars to bring serious cocktail-making to the neighbourhood. With a theatrical feel (the drinks menu is called a ‘program’), playfulness is the order of the day and the program is peppered with puns that are carried right through to every detail of the imaginative drinks. Options include a ‘Who Killed Roger Rabbit?’ cocktail, complete with Warner Brothers & Edwards gin and pickled carrots with dip. The Shrub and Shutter also serves creative and unusual dishes (think smoked duck breast with popcorn), with a small, seasonal menu packed full of locally sourced ingredients – some of which are from the staff’s own gardens.