Harry's Bar and Dining
2/136 Wairoa Ave
Bondi Beach, Sydney

Harry's Bar and Dining opened - or in fact re-opened - its doors not long ago after a complete renovation.

Located on Wairoa avenue very close to Sydney's famous Bondi Beach, the space has been transformed into a very sharp yet relaxed environment.

The bar offers indoor and al fresco dining and has an open kitchen.

This morning we were at a media launch where chef Bryan O'Callaghan was showcasing his new breakfast menu to our group.

As soon as we walked in, our eyes were drawn to the white marble tables, timber seats and polished concrete floors, very sleek indeed.

First up, we were offered a Botanica Cold Pressed juice made with silverbeet, cucumber, kale, celery, green apple and lemon.

A very refreshing juice, not too sweet or overly thick and presented in a very funky jar.

We sat down and found a very impressive 5 dish menu placed in front of us (we instantly felt excited).

While we waited for our first dish to be served, we tried a few Elixir specialty coffee drinks.

It was nothing like we had tasted before. It looked like whiskey, felt like tea but it was made from coffee.

Very unique and definitely worth trying if you like coffee.

First to arrive was a Cider Cured Ocean Trout served with a coddled egg, avocado, shaved fennel, zucchini, ruby grapefruit and dill.

The trout had a very pleasant flavour (it's cured in house using Bilpin apple juice) and the avocado and grapefruit helped bring out the flavours of the dish very well.

This was a very impressive start to our breakfast feast.

We then moved on to our second course of the day.

This was a delicious serving of quinoa and fetta fritters.

They came served with with fattoush, avocado, house labna, hazelnut dukka and lime.

The homemade fattoush was so crispy and fresh, it complemented the dish very well.

Next up, Crispy Boiled Egg with braised black beans, chorizo, avocado, cherry tomato, coriander and lime.

The crispy boiled egg was perfectly cooked and the black beans added a real creaminess to the dish.

It was a real taste sensation.

If you haven't had a crispy boiled egg before, then you'd better get down to Harry's right away!

We generally try to pick a favourite each time but after three dishes, We just couldn't decide so the jury was out and we still had a bit to go. The final two dishes were served. An incredibly delicious coconut chia pudding with house made cranberry granola, stone fruit and toasted coconut (a favourite of the co-owner, Chris Karvelas ) and a blueberry and ricotta hotcake with fresh raspberries, organic maple, lemon balm and double cream. The hotcake was fluffy and moist. The combination of double cream and maple was heavenly.

After all this, five breakfasts in one sitting, you would easily think we couldn't possibly fit anything else in.

However, we really do love coffee so we squeezed in a flat white to complete the experience.

And what an experience it was.

They certainly do have excellent coffee here at Harry's Bar and Dining.

Harry's Bar and Dining is a very impressive place, with a contemporary look, a wholesome menu and great atmosphere. There is even a kiosk with street access if you want to grab a coffee on the run or a bite to eat. Harry's is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Counts, who are now doing reviews for Sir and Mlady Dine Out, dined as guests of Harry's Bar and Dining. Special thanks to Chris Karvelas and Chef Bryan O'Callaghan. Big thanks also to Rachel Cameron of The Society Group for arranging everyone's visit.

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