Wallis and Ed-Broadsheet, 25th May 2011

Photography: Harvard Wang

Wallis & Ed at The Hotel Windsor

New dining room and bar, Wallis and Ed, opens on the Bourke Street corner of The Hotel Windsor.

Situated near the corner of Bourke and Spring in the CBD, in the iconic space once occupied by the Hard Rock Cafe, sits Wallis & Ed, a newly renovated space that has become a dining room and bar. The crisp, neutral hues of the interior make the space is an inviting one where visitors can enjoy a spot of breakfast, lunch or dinner, and a tipple or two with friends at the bar (when it opens evenings very soon).

Loosely associated with the adjoining Windsor Hotel – the name of the dining room and bar is a cheeky nod to Windsor royalty Edward, Prince of Wales and his saucy mistress Wallis – was created by architects Woods Bagot (evident in the beautiful hardwood floors and boldly patterned walls), and is owned by Adi Halim, previously of the hotel.

The food is a contemporary Australian with French and European influences, and is prepared with aplomb by renowned chef Jerome Tremoulét (Lynches, Paul Bocuse and Penfold’s Magill Estate Restaurant in Adelaide) to name but a few. Currently there is a small lunch menu with about six dishes including a beef Bourguignon pie, French onion soup and a chicken baguette, as well as a couple of sweet baked goods. This is set to expand and grow.

All produce is carefully sourced and accompanied by a succinct wine and beer list. Coffee is also a priority with Five Senses beans providing a much needed caffeine kick throughout the day for city slickers.

Wallis and Ed-Broadsheet, 25th May 2011

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