The new look Dolphin Hotel opens early June 2016
The highly anticipated new look Dolphin Hotel is scheduled to re-open early June 2016. Maurice Terzini and his team have built on the iconic venue’s heritage, adding an exciting new layer to its history by repurposing and transforming the space with a modern perspective and offering quality food and beverage.
Regarded for decades as a Surry Hills institution synonymous with good times, The Dolphin Hotel now features three distinct spaces, a Dining Room, Wine Room and a Public Bar with an open-air terrace.
A simple philosophy behind the project, authored by George Livissianis, [Apollo, Cho Cho San, Billy Kwong], is a pop-up approach of re-use and re-adaptive design principles. If the elements have integrity they are preserved, if they can be stripped back to raw they are stripped and if they aren’t suitable, they’re wrapped in a Christo inspired installation process. The spaces are punctuated with artistic highlights by friend and ‘artist in residence’, Beni and sculptor / installation artist, Tracey Deep.
Executive Chef Monty Koludrovic is focused on quality, provenance-driven modern Italo- Australian food. He leads a team that includes Dan Medcalf [Icebergs Dining Room and Bar] as head chef of the Dining Room, Sam Cheetham [ex-Becasse / Victoria Room], head chef of the Wine Room and a kitchen team of more than 30 chefs.
Photography Tom Ferguson