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Doors to the upstairs rooms at The Oaks in Neutral Bay, Sydney have reopened with a striking new 1930’s inspired redesign.

The interiors of the upstairs rooms, created by Sibella Court and the team at The Society Inc, have been restored with a distinctive art deco feel. The new look pays homage to the historical owners of the iconic pub, the Furlongs, along with current owners, the Thomas family.

With a combination of art deco and art nouveaux influences, the new design creates striking new interiors, channelling renowned 1930s creatives.

The large murals in the pool rooms are reminiscent of the bold and colourful designs of famous artists Sonia Delaunay and Clarice Cliff.

A range of events suited for every occasion from birthdays to conference meetings are on offer in the new-look upstairs areas as it includes three different spaces available for events: The Terrace and Spare Room, The Licensee’s Flat and The Dining Room.

The Terrace and Spare Room can host up to 50 people at capacity. The Terrace is a spacious, weather-proof area that overlooks the famous Oaks beer garden and the adjoining Spare Room contains a private bar. A space ideal for cocktail events. The Licensee’s Flat holds up to 60 people and boasts comfortable lounges and plenty of space for mingling. It is the perfect space for reunions, Christmas parties, birthdays and casual cocktail events.

The Dining Room caters for up to 30 people and is the favourite spot for small groups and parties. The intimate room offers plenty of seating and table space and it’s own small private balcony. It also has the bar right next door which makes it an ideal space for meetings and private dinner parties.

The Oaks has become a Neutral Bay institution since it first opened its doors in 1885 and is renowned as one of Sydney’s best-loved establishments.

Words by Melanie Richardson
Images supplied by Wasamedia

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