Milpa Collective has launched its newest Mexican inspired venue, Londres 126, in Quay Quarter Lanes. Londres 126 is the latest in a series of openings from the group, with Santa Catarina and Casa Merida recently launching in November.

Londres 126 is named after one of the most iconic home addresses in Mexico City, the home of renowned artist, Frida Kahlo. A melting-pot of culture, creativity and imagination, the sophisticated wood-paneled ‘gastro cantina’ is inspired by the legendary parties thrown by Kahlo at her home Londres 126 in the 1940s. With the majority of Milpa Collective’s venues based in Sydney’s East, Londres 126 is the second CBD based venue, creating a new community for the hospitality group. Quay Quarter Lanes is an entirely new, energetic destination and community hub in Sydney’s Circular Quay.

Drawing inspiration from the dynamic food scene of Mexico City, the menu will feature flexible set menus of botanas and mains, using the best in seasonal Australian produce. Menu highlights include a spin on Milpa Collective’s signature guacamole with chicharron crackling, arbol chilli and agave syrup; Sydney rock oysters with mezcal mignonette; Chochoyotes Con Setas (Mexican gnocchi with wild mushrooms, ajillo cultured butter and bread crumbs); Tasmanian scallop ceviche; a selection of tacos (including Moreton Bay bug, grilled shiitake and Wagyu sirloin) and Rompope Bruleé (tequila eggnog with sugar crust).

With beverages taking centre stage, the drinks menu will showcase an extensive range of rare wild agave mezcals (including Milpa’s own Balta, created in collaboration with Oaxacan Mezcalero Rodrigo Martinez), and high-quality boutique tequilas. Mexican spins on classic cocktails will feature heavily, alongside an Australian-led wine list with top tier French classics such as Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Sancerre and Champagne. As with all Milpa Collective venues, the wine list will champion organic, biodynamic and sustainable producers.

Londres 126 has opened its doors within Sydney’s new Quay Quarter precinct. Located at 8 Loftus Street, Quay Quarter Lanes Sydney, the venue will operate Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-late.

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