'Cultural melting pot': Cabramatta Hotel receives multimillion-dollar transformation

Cabramatta Hotel manager Kevin Green. Picture: Simon Bennett
Cabramatta Hotel manager Kevin Green. Picture: Simon Bennett

Cabramatta Hotel - the pub on the corner with more than 100-years of history - has transformed into an opulent new dining and entertainment destination.

The multimillion-dollar renovation is the first significant change to the venue - opened in 1888 - since the 1950s.

The upgrade took place in two stages from September to May to ensure the hotel could continue to trade and features a new modern facade.

The end result is a venue that pays homage to the site's 100-year pub history with anew bar, bistro and outdoor lush beer garden.

A central grand bar - embellished with red and jade colour glazed tiles, is a feature of the renovation. The previous island bar has been extended and includes dark timber panelling offset with tendrils of green foliage which brings a sense of warmth and freshness to the new open plan space.


Cabramatta Hotel venue manager Kevin Green said rather than just running a pub in the middle of Cabramatta, they're trying to make more of an "impact".

"We want be that central/social hub for everyone. Whether they are starting here and continuing on with their day or finishing their day and staying for a little bit longer, we want to create that nice, comfortable, safe place for people," he said.

"The Cabramatta area is a cultural melting pot for people from all walks of life. What we all have in common is the desire for a place to celebrate occasions and enjoy each other's company.

"We are bringing a sense of opulence, excitement and quality in all aspects of the pub to make those experiences special, whether it's a banquet milestone celebration, a weeknight family meal, or some fun in our VIP Lounge.

"We have seen a massive increase in foot traffic through the venue since we opened."

The original island bar is now a feature at the revamped Cabramatta Hotel.

The original island bar is now a feature at the revamped Cabramatta Hotel.

Cabramatta Hotel is owned and operated under the Redcape Hotel Group.

Redcape chief executive Dan Brady said Cabramatta is home to a vibrant, flourishing community "deserving of investment" in its future.

"Our intention was to revive the hotel's position as a central hub by bringing Cabramatta a premium pub experience the community can be proud of," he said.

"Since launching in July, we have received an overwhelmingly positive response from our customers, wider Cabramatta community and our industry peers. Speaking on behalf of all involved in the redevelopment: it is truly humbling."