Sean Connolly’s Christmas Piccalilli

The Morrison Recipe Diaries


As much as we love inviting you into our beautiful restaurant to wine and dine you like the king or queen you are, The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room’s philosophy to showcase quality local produce extends beyond our tables and into your homes.

Our Culinary Director chef Sean Connolly shares with us his delicious Piccalilli Relish recipe. Quick and easy, packed full of fresh vegetables with flavours of the east – just in time for Christmas!


Perfect for summer BBQ’s and picnics to compliment cold cuts of meat – why not make your own labels and give away as gifts?

Check out another Sean Connolly recipe – Oysters Rockerfeller  the ultimate dinner party entree!

Xmas Gifts for the Sydney Citizen

Skip the queue – how to get on the NICE list next year…

We are at that time of year when we give into the social pressure and dip into our pockets to spend a little on our loved ones.

Not to be dramatic, but no longer can you get away with buying your brother bulk pairs of socks and I’m pretty sure Mum still has the bath bombs you bought her back in 2014… So if you’re looking to buy gifts for the person who has everything, then why not think outside of the (gift) box and buy them a Sydney experience – after all, we live in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the hemisphere!

This Christmas season, we’ve got you covered! Here’s our Top 5 gifts for the Sydney Citizen:


  1. Gift 1: INDULGE. In a night at the stunning Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel, followed by a bicycle ride and champagne picnic.
    With King Room rates starting at $359 a night, just a stones throw from the city and with an incredible view – look no further for the perfect treat for soaking up the sunshine and relax with a carafe of Sangria.


  1. Gift 2: THE FOODIE. It’s no secret that at The Morrison we LOVE seafood and encourage foodies and amateur chefs alike to get cooking! The Sydney Seafood School has a cracking curriculum of cooking classes, from Mediterranean style to Singapore Chilli Mud Crab. Starting at $130 per person with wines to match – we suggest you encourage the “see-food and eat it” diet for 2017, and this is definitely the way to go!

  2. Gift 3: THE BEER LOVER.  4 Pines Beer offer brewery tours of their Brookvale Brewery with a tour and tasting paddle for only $25 per person. There’s no doubt that the craft beer scene has exploded in the Sydney region in the last couple of years, and it’s vital that we support our local Aussie brewers and quench the summer thirst!


  1. Gift 4: TWINKLE TOES. For something fun and a little different, the Sydney Dance Company hosts an array of adult dance classes. From beginners ballet, to jazz or hip hop – classes start from $22 per person for a casual visit. The perfect gift for those who love to move and looking to explore new adventures! And conveniently located in Sydney’s Walsh Bay…

    mor_moonlightGift 5: FILM BUFF. For the movie fanatic in your life, the Moonlight Cinema is showcasing the latest film releases and classics. From Lion, to La La Land, and the Grease Sing-a-long – across the months of December and January, one can bask in the warmth of a summer twilight and be treated to a night of gourmet popcorn and cinema. Adult tickets from $19.00


What are you waiting for? You don’t want to wind up on the naughty list…!

AHA 2016 – Winners!

The Morrison wins Best Promotional Concept


On the evening of Tuesday 29th November 2016, the annual Australian Hospitality Awards took place at the glamourous STAR casino in Sydney.

The prestigious awards ceremony recognises the hard work and achievements of the hospitality industry across the state of NSW, and those who’ve dedicated their careers to their colleagues and customers.

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room was very excited to be nominated as a finalist in two categories: Best Promotional Concept (Oyster Festival 2015) and Best Restaurant City. As well as our Operations Manager Jeffrey John, being named as one of the 13 finalists in the Rising Star category.

Safe to say, it was tough competition! Across both categories we were up against incredible venues such as Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel, Coogee Bay Hotel, The Dolphin Hotel and Bellevue Dining. All finalists were worthy of winning their respective category, so it was an amazing honour to hear our venues name being announced as the winner of the Best Promotional Concept for our Oyster Festival 2015 concept.


Winners – AHA Best Promotional Concept 2016
From L-R: Jeffrey John, James Wicks, Genevieve Holloway, Mikaila Faber, Erin Carroll
Photo Credit: AHA NSW

We would like to thank the board of AHA NSW and STAR casino for a wonderful evening, with a special mention of recognition to our sister venue Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel for winning Best Social Media Activity and Hotel of the Year City, and our brother venue Northies Cronulla Hotel for a highly commended for Best Sports Bar.

The full photo gallery from the evening can be found here.