The Cafe & Lounge is a mixed-use collection of unique spaces that seamlessly connect within one central location. This area is for members and their guests to have a casual brunch, watch sport and entertainment on the big screen in the lounge or hold business meetings and events.
All areas have been designed with fine detail and structure boasting an industrial elegant finish that compliments the other eateries that the Club offers. Each section effortlessly connects with each other with lightness and simplicity. The Cafe & Lounge creates a sense of comfort with warm earth tones, cool marine green and metallic accents.
The new precinct hosts four areas specific to the needs of the community – Eatery and Bar, Lounge, Business Hub and Events.
Eatery and Bar
The Eatery and Bar is a new style café and bar experience.
The eatery is the perfect place for a casual brunch with friends or a light dinner with the family. The café style setting offers a different dining experience with a more relaxed feel.
Eatery offers a menu with a variety of options from Grab and Go gourmet meals to fresh daily baked pastries to light salads and sides. The kitchen features a traditional wood-fire oven perfect for serving woodfired pizza and sweet and savoury calzones.
The Bar is a new bar that offers a variety of popular beverages to go with the café meals that effortlessly adjoins with the eatery.
The Lawson Rooms & Henry Lawson Library
Named in recognition of Henry Lawson (17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922). An Australian writer and bush poet whose working class principles were an inescapable focus for the clubs Labor-orientated brigade; Lawson spoke the language and was revered for it. He was, in essence, their ‘patron saint’.
The Workingman’s poet was featured as a life-size figure in front of a striking three-dimensional mural, illustrating a bush scene from the Blue Mountains following club renovations in 1966. The club later set aside 17 June 1967 to celebrate the centenary of Lawson’s birth.
Following the Club’s move to its current site in 1973, the ‘Old Club’ was retained and reopened in May of 1980 as Henry Lawson House, a function and convention centre.
Henry Lawson’s spirit pervaded the club virtually from its very beginning and his poems were frequently published in the ‘Club News’ for members to admire.
Interesting note: A library was a legal requirement for all licensed clubs under the Liquor Act 1912. The library remained within the club until the 1980’s, sometime after the law changed releasing clubs from an obligation to carry a library.
The Lounge is an open spaced lounge area with free-flowing access to both the Crystal Bar and Dining Precinct. Enjoy a glass of wine before dinner or drinks with friends on footy night.
The lounge has been dubbed the “new hub for sport viewing” with a centrally located 197 inch high impact screen, weighing a big 448kg with a screen display area of 11.34m2.
The Lounge is the place to be for all the footy finals, pay per view fights and all other live sporting entertainment.
Events is a dedicated space speciality designed to hold private events. The events rooms are a multi function area with operable wall functionality and built in audio-visual capabilities. The seating is adaptable to suit different types of occasions.
Events is a great space for group team building, small or large seminars, workshops, exhibitions or a variety of unique events to suit your needs.