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Brekkie at Bar H, Surry Hills

I was catching up with a dear friend for breakfast one weekday. She really doesn’t require an introduction, one of my bridesmaid and one of my dearest friends, M. We wanted to try Bar H, have heard great things about it. It is located on Cambell Street, opposite Café Ish and where Wall Café used to be, they had great coffee, a regular for me. Bar H is opened by husband and wife team, Hamish (chef) Ingham and Rebecca (restaurant manager / sommelier / architect). The H, in Bar H, stands for Hamish Ingham, former Josephine Pignolet Young Chef Award winner, ex Billy Kwong head-chef. We saw Kylie Kwong as we were having breakfast, I guess they are still quite good friends!

I love how you can sit on the bench facing the road, and depending on what time of the day you sit, sun will stream down whilst you people watch! I got there early, and sat whilst perusing the menu. Everything on the menu sounds fantastic.

Started with coffee, unfortunately they didn’t have a large, they only have one size, the regular, and that clearly wasn’t enough! Well for me anyway, I had to get another coffee on the way home. However, the coffee was sensational the aroma, the smoothness, it was good. I have to admit that I have been pretty lucky with good coffee here in Sydney. I don’t know how I survived drinking Star Bucks for so long – yes, shoot me!

I couldn’t go pass the roasted rhubarb, strawberry and mint salad. I am a HUGE rhubarb fan. I love rhubarb yogurt, rhubarb crumble, rhubarb anything really. I don’t eat it very often, as ‘The Mother’ doesn’t like it. I love the redness of the rhubarb and strawberries, it was just too pretty to eat. The rhubarb was tender and juicy and absolutely delicious, the mint gave it that extra minty flavour. It was such a refreshing and light dish.

M had the poached eggs w organic chicken liver, pancetta and iceberg salad. She doesn’t usually like poached eggs, so asked if it can be cooked longer. Apparently, the chef won’t alter or change anything on the menu. However, he was happy to boil them a tad longer. The presentation was fantastic, and it tasted as good as it looked. The poached eggs were cooked the way M wanted. The chicken liver was cooked to perfection! It was moist and scrumptiously tender. It has been a while since I last ate chicken liver, and I think that was the case with M. The pancetta was crispy, salty and deliciously perfect! It was a great meal.

It was a great breakfast, the meal, catching up with M and gossiping! Got to love a good gossip session.

Check out the wine selection, doesn’t it look great? I have heard that the lunch and dinner here is great – so will definitely visit soon.

PS: BAR H is NO LONGER OPEN FOR BREAKFAST!

GA’s ratings: 8 / 10

Bar H

80 Campbell Street

Surry Hills, 2010

Ph: +61 2 9280 1980

Bar H on Urbanspoon

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  1. December 2, 2010 at 12:22 am

    i must admit, haven’t tried enough rhubard to decide if i like it or not… looks like a great alt to Cafeish…

  2. minibites
    August 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

    didn’t realise that this place offered breakky/brunch!

    • August 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

      they aren’t anymore unfortunately! they opened for brekkie every day at one stage, but now no. a shame – cause it was good!

  3. August 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I’d never consider going to a bar for brekkie… but looking at these photos I guess I’m wrong! Good call on the chicken liver, it’s an unusual and tasty addition.

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