Bar barons Ben Carroll and Hamish Watts sure know their way around Sydney. The Applejack Hospitality boys are already proud owners of some of the city's favourite watering holes - The Butler, Bondi Hardware, The Botanist and SoCal - but it's their latest venture that will have the Sydney CBD drinking crowd raising a glass. If the top end of Oxford Street has Merivale's newly opened The Paddington, then Della Hyde is doing its best to revive the ailing lower side of Oxford Street.

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Meet Della Hyde: the Sydney bar inspired by Wes Anderson's films

Located at the Hyde Park end, Della Hyde is an ode to charming hotel lobbies of a bygone era. The 150-seat venue has the kind of warm and cosy interior setting that reminds us a little of a Wes Anderson film - which is exactly what the co-owners were going for. According to them boys, "We have drawn on some of Wes Anderson's style (Grand Budapest Hotel/Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited) and thrown in inspiration from our own travels to create a space we feel is completely unique to the Sydney night space."

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"We wanted to recreate the feel of hanging out in a cool hotel bar where you can escape, kick back, get comfortable, and enjoy great cocktails and delicious food." The cocktail menu certainly delivers on this premise, offering classics like a Sparkling Strawberry Daiquiri or gin-infused Count Negroni. And for the foodies, group executive chef James Privett has borrowed from the best of European and North African cuisine to deliver a menu packed with punchy plate-sharers perfect for snacking or full-scale dining. From pea and pancetta croquettes served with harissa mayo to spiced lamb, olive, onion, spinach and labna pizza - you can count on sitting down and ordering a serve of anything into the late hours of the evening.

Della Hyde is located on 34 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst and is open 5pm until late, seven nights a week. facebook.com/dellahydesydney

Meet Della Hyde: the Sydney bar inspired by Wes Anderson's films

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