From convenience store to restaurant: Harry’s Bar and Dining opens

Harry’s Bar & Dining has opened its doors in Bondi after undergoing a complete transformation which has seen it transform from a café to an 80-seater restaurant.

The site, located on Wairoa Avenue, has been owned by Harry Lambropoulos and his family for 15 years, and was originally a convenience store, before being converted into a café in 1997.

Lambropoulos and his business partner, Christopher Karvelas, have now transformed the site into Harry’s Kiosk and Harry’s Bar & Dining.

Designed by Tina Cha from Guru Projects, the 80-seater offers indoor and al fresco dining, complete with an open kitchen. The site boasts polished concrete floors, white marble tables and raw timber seating, and will be open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as brunch on the weekends.

Leading the kitchen team is chef Bryan O’Callaghan, who’s previously worked at the Tilbury Hotel. O’Callaghan is putting the spotlight on fresh, seasonal and local produce as well as a number of house-made items including cheeses, breads and almond milks.

Breakfast menu items include quinoa and fetta fritters with fattoush, avocado, in-house labneh, hazelnut dukka and lime; or cider cured ocean trout with coddled egg, avocado, cherry tomato, coriander and lime. The lunch menu offers a selection of small plates such as an Alaskan crab slider with green apple, cucumber, radish and chervil; as well as salads, sandwiches and burgers including the Coorong beef burger with pickled zucchini, manchego, chipotle mayo and sweet potato fries.

Dinner will be available from 12 February and will be more formal than the breakfast and lunch seatings, while Harry’s Kiosk provides street access and targets the on-the-go market, offering a small selection of items from the dine-in menu including sandwiches, salads, pastries and cakes.

Via Hospitality Magazine

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