Hot on the heels of Don’t Tell Uncle, one of Sydney’s hottest Indian restaurants in Cammeray, comes an elevated bistro dining experience in the former home of a much-loved local pub.
Folly’s, located in the spot recently occupied by The Public (and before that, the Belgian Beer Café), is set to open in November after a major renovation that will reinvent the site as a go-to for lower north shore locals.
The elevated bar and bistro will be located in the space once occupied by The Public (and before that) the Belgian Beer Cafe.
Ex-Applejack Hospitality Group Bars Manager Lachy Sturrock has teamed up with long-time mate and licensee of Camperdown’s Alfred Hotel, Sam Smith, to open the neighbourhood bar, with Antonio “Ace” Espiritu (ex-Fauna, Icebergs) in the kitchen.
Sturrock and Smith have fond memories of the establishment in its heyday, having both frequented the Miller Street address after they met more than a decade ago working at Alberts Tavern in North Sydney.
“We’re looking to bring back the cosiness and great energetic buzz the space used to have, and recreate that neighbourhood feel where locals happily come in a few times a week, always finding something new to try and experience,” Sturrock says.
Sturrock and Smith say they plan to bring back the “great energy” the Miller St space used to have.
Named after nearby Folly Point, the Bistro will balance relaxed bar-service drinks in the front, with a more elevated dining experience with table service tucked in towards the back, along with a private dining room for 30 people.
An all-day, Euro-Med-inspired menu will be available during opening hours.