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The Dolphin Hotel's two public bars are opening Friday night

The Dolphin Hotel's public lounge

The Dolphin Hotel's public lounge

Two sections of the Surry Hills pub will open on Friday night, the rest will have to wait.

It's been a nail-biting wait for The Dolphin Hotel to open its doors on Crown Street in Sydney's Surry Hills. The work of Maurice Terzini and the Hotel Harry team with Icebergs chef Monty Koludrovic in the kitchen and James Hird in the booze camp, the site has been on the verge of completion for weeks.

Finally, stage one is here. Though the wine room is "off limits" due to the refurbishment and the dining room (see a preview of the menu here) won't open until next week, the Dolphin's downstairs public bar and upstairs public lounge are ready to roll from 5pm until midnight starting Friday, 10 June.

"It's not the typical pub thing," says Terzini. "It's quite elegant and a real art installation."

Expect crumpled white linen on the walls and Keith Haring-style prints courtesy of interior designer George Livissianis.

Alongside a raft of international, local and natural wines, hand-selected beers on tap and a spirit and cocktail menu led by Lenny Opai, Koludrovic's bar snack menu will also be available in the front bar. Look out for pig's head fritti, cabanossi and cheese, pizza al taglio and spaghetti puttanesca.

The Dolphin Hotel, 412 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW, (02) 9331 4800, 




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