Paddington has never been shy of great pubs and with recent refurbishments such as Glenmore Road's The Village Inn and the yet-to-be-reopened Paddington Arms (acquired by Merivale in February this year) - it's clear that Paddo's drink-and-dine scene is getting the movie equivalent of a flash new makeover. While we don't want to overstate the significance of a few refurbishments, you do know what they say about things in threes... it sure looks like a trend to us, with news that Oxford Street joint The Unicorn is being lovingly brought back to life by Mary's boys Kenny Graham and Jake Smyth, Bodega/Porteno's Elvis Abrahanowicz and Young Henry's Oscar McMahon. 

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Paddington pub culture heats up thanks to Mary’s, Bodega and Young Henrys

The culinary/brewery dream team are currently hard at work resurrecting former live music favourite The Unicorn (which shut up shop a few months ago) into a classic pub. As Smyth explained to Gourmet Traveller, "It's not a gastro-pub, it's not a craft-beer pub, it's a pub-pub." So rather than expect a fancy modern Australian take on pub grub, expect classics like burgers (care of the Mary's boys' expertise), steak and chips and roast chicken. And thanks to Oscar McMahon's stake in the project, Young Henry's beer and a 100 per cent Australian wine menu are set to be another major drawcard.

While no open date has been confirmed yet, watch this space for updates.

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