THE ROOFTOP

Take in the sweeping million dollar, 180 degree views of Sydney Harbour and CBD from The Glenmore’s sensational rooftop. The rooftop has long been a destination for those who would like to soak up the sun and enjoy a meal all whilst overlooking the world’s most beautiful harbour. Now with a retractable roof, the rooftop will be open rain, hail or shine so you can enjoy the view all year round.

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The Rooftop is now a fully functional all weather venue, which you will love any season, any time of the year.

Even at capacity, you'll always find a spot to take in the view and surroundings.

In 1956 the New South Wales Premier, Joe Cahill, announced an international competition for the design of an Opera House for Sydney. What also attracted one particular architect was The Glenmore rooftop, where he would sit in the corner to design his winning masterpiece – Jorn Utzon made his mark on the world creating one of the world’s most famed buildings.

INTERESTING FACTS

Brick for brick, The Glenmore was re-built

The Glenmore was originally constructed on the other side of Cumberland Street in the 1880's but had to be moved to make way for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which commenced in 1923. Brick by brick, the Glenmore re-built at 96 Cumberland Street where it currently stands today.

Roadside kerb

When the plague hit Cumberland Street and its buildings in the early 1900’s, a lot of it was demolished and re-built. During The Glenmore renovations, the archeologists struck a roadside kerb when demolishing the old staff wash room. The stone work was still intact & we will proceed to preserve and maintain a little piece of Australian history.

We struck gold!

During renovations and removing walls, a tiny silver 15 pence made in 1870 was found near our cellar. Now in the hands of the archeologists, the circular silver coin was 19mm in diameter with milled edge also bearing on the obverse a crown with the words, NEW SOUTH WALES and date below