Icebergs' Maurice Terzini Is Revamping Surry Hills' Dolphin Hotel
The Crown Street pub will find new life in very capable hands.
You probably think about The Dolphin pub in Surry Hills in the same way you think about your local Starbucks chain… has various amenities, there when you need an average bev, not explicitly offensive but is taking up some valuable real estate that could be used for something much more creative. Well, that something is coming to The Dolphin (you'll still have to put up with Starbucks though). Stepping up to the pub reno plate? Restaurant mover-and-shaker Maurice Terzini.
One of Australia's influential foodie heavyweights, Terzini told Gourmet Traveller he'll be reinvigorating the Surry Hills pub in the coming months. He's had a hand in some of Australia's biggest culinary successes, including Icebergs and Da Orazio Pizza and Porchetta, so we have faith that The Dolphin (who, like all contemporary babes is keeping its name) can only get better from here. The tentative reopening date is April, when they'll throw the doors wide on a pop-up version of the bar (think of it as a soft opening) with further openings announced in April.
Terzini and his team have said they'll be trading in the old menu (which was packed with upmarket pub staples – chicken schnitty, burgers and steak) with classic Italian fare including some famous dishes from Terzini's Caffe e Cucina. We'll also keep our fingers crossed for Da Orazio-style pizza. The fitout will include a public bar, dining room and wine room and will be an ongoing project across the next 12 months for Terzini and his busy team.
Via Gourmet Traveller.
Image: Da Orazio.
Published on March 17, 2016 by Imogen Baker