Having been based in Denmark for the last five months of 2014, I missed a fair few new restaurants opening up and some old classics getting renovations. As a result, 2015 has been pretty busy. I am not exaggerating when I say I go to a new restaurant every day (though my wallet is not as happy as my stomach on this one!).
One that is firmly on my radar and due a trip in the coming weeks, is The Greens in North Sydney; a transformation of the iconic North Sydney Bowling Club, otherwise known as Norths Bowlo, by Gray Puksand Architects.
Aiming to ‘give life’ to the existing building while making minimal structural changes, The Greens steps away from the traditional standard league clubs and offers a chic, fun and unique style of bowling club.
With uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, the club’s colourful history has been integrated within the walls and grounds of the venue, with many of the finishing touches and furnishings being scoured from vintage stores and markets, creating a long-lasting atmosphere and a true sense of connection.
The final result is a warm, welcoming destination that pays homage to the venue’s past and present bowlers. With an old-time charm that embraces the venue’s heritage and prominent sixties architectural elements, The Greens also manages to feel spacious and modern.
Underpinning all the creative and unexpected design approaches, The Greens is a beautiful venue that offers a range of contemporary indoor and outdoor spaces for all ages.
Visit The Greens now. 50 Ridge Street, North Sydney. The usual rules and regulations of the Registered Clubs Act apply.