Harpoon Harry
American
  • 40-44 Wentworth Avenue,
    Surry Hills,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 8262 8800,
    hotelharry.com.au/
  • Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Harpoon Harry
-33.878482,151.211328

"DINE DRINK DANCE" reads the motto on the Harpoon Harry website, just in case the name didn't already alert would-be customers to the fact that this probably isn't the place to bring nonagenarian relatives or the otherwise infirm. If James Brown's design for this glammed-up pub dining room, bold of tile and capital of letter, doesn't get the pacemakers ticking, the modish, natural-leaning wine list might. And then there's Morgan McGlone's menu. It takes Nashville, the chef's one-time home, as its pole star, but roams the US, placing succotash alongside pork ribs, smoked low and slow in the St Louis style. Delicacy is not the forte here - the Fraser Island crab in a ravigote is blasted by an overabundance of coarsely cut pickled lemon - so the wise follow the road of excess, revelling in shrimp and grits (aka prawns on gravy-rich white cornmeal) and meaty pork chops. Hit the bourbon trolley to finish in true Southern style.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18-$24

    M $28-$38

    D $12

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Morgan McGlone

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