Re­vamp­ing The Res­i­dent

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AN ex­pe­ri­enced team of restau­ra­teurs from Syd­ney is set to have a closed Ned­land’s wa­ter­ing hole re-opened as The Res­i­dent on Satur­day night.

Owner Don­nacha Reidy (Fox and Lion Ho­tel, Kitty O’shea’s Ir­ish Bar, and the Repub­lic Ho­tel) and venue man­ager Matthew Barge (Pa­per Planes, LL Wine and Dine, and Re­gatta Rose Bay), to­gether with lo­cal chef Grant Greyling, say the trans­for­ma­tion of the old Byr­neleigh Ho­tel will bring a fresh ap­proach to Perth’s bar scene.

More than $600,000 has been spent on the re­vamp.

When up and run­ning, the venue will fea­ture a crisp white in­te­rior over two lev­els, to­gether with an out­door ter­race shad­owed by a boab tree.

On of­fer will be cof­fee, break­fast and brunch from a mini break­out called the Lit­tle Res­i­dent.

The venue will then open for lunch, din­ners and drinks, with the bar to fea­ture a hand­picked se­lec­tion of wines, cock­tails and beers.

Mr Reidy said The Res­i­dent would of­fer value for money.

Mr Greyling, for­merly of Jamie’s Ital­ian in Perth, said he did not take much con­vinc­ing to get on board.

“What they wanted to de­velop with the venue and the idea be­hind be­ing part of the res­i­dence in the area, and not just an en­tity within it, made me feel like that’s a part of who I am,” he said.

“I like com­mu­nity and the abil­ity to give back and work to­gether.”

Mr Greyling said the venue would start with Ital­ian-mediter­ranean style dishes with an added punch.

“We’re work­ing with nour­ish­ing, healthy and fresh in­gre­di­ents,” he said.

“It gives peo­ple that op­tion. It’s not just pub food.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d471824

Owner Don­nacha Reidy, venue man­ager Matthew Barge and head chef Grant Greyling get­ting ready for the open­ing of The Res­i­dent on Satur­day.

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