If brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks at Surry Hills' bills has long been one of your weekend go-tos, you'll want to rush into the Crown Street site before 3pm on Sunday, July 29. After that, the digs the eatery has called home for 23 years will be emptied out as the restaurateur Bill Granger makes a move. Don't worry, he's just shifting the place to the spot next door.
To facilitate the move, the venue will shut down for four days before reopening at 7am on Friday, August 3 at the site previously occupied by Marque restaurant. Patrons will spot a few differences apart from the change of location — the new site will seat more customers (90, up from the current 74), and will also feature custom terrazzo tiles, Italian glass wall lights and an array of Australian artworks. A few pieces from the existing site will make the jump, however.
"I love Surry Hills and the neighbourhood and those regulars who have joined us for breakfast, lunch and dinner for all those years. We are thrilled to be staying in the 'hood and moving into what is already a beautiful room," says Granger.
Architects Meacham Nockles have overseen a refresh that highlights honey tones, deep neutrals and a modern vibe, with an aim of feeling fresh during brunch and cosy once evening hits.
Find bills at 359 Crown Street, Surry Hills until 3pm on Sunday, July 29, and then at 355 Crown Street, Surry Hills from 7am on Friday, August 3. For further details, keep an eye on the eatery's website.