Set back from the bustling vantage of Darling Harbour, a bridge stroll from Sydney’s CBD, you will find a wine bar of another kind, Mister Percy. A wholly vegetarian, produce-led neighbourhood nook, identifiable only by a lone lamp lit bronze plaque donning its namesake, where Head Chef Courtney Blyde and Venue Manager Antonio Di Munno are ready to serve. The duo will lead a fresh chapter of heartfelt hospitality within the walls of this centuries-old wool store.
Bringing the talents of a young, globally inspired chef under the same roof as an industry veteran with old school hospitality at their core, Mister Percy will see old world charm flourish alongside new age sensibilities, to become a place where conscious cuisine and local produce are served with warmth and welcome from within the historic heart of Pyrmont.
Mister Percy’s new Head Chef, Courtney Blyde (ex-Mary’s Pizzeria, The Apollo and Cho Cho San) draws influence from fresh and local produce, inspired by the marriage of classic and innovative techniques. Courtney will see Mister Percy’s carefully handpicked wine list paired perfectly with a produce-led, vegetarian bistro-style menu designed to share with a selection of small and big plates, sides and sweets.
Sharpening his knives, Courtney will bring produce to life, locally sourced through family owned and operated Farmer and Son, using global flavours and techniques to hero the humble veg – best served with a wine in hand, beneath the low-lit lounge setting of Mister Percy. Signature dishes include the vinegar glazed onions, sour cream and nut loaf ($14), inspired by the classic flavour combination of sour cream and onion, served with a side of his mother’s very own more-ish nut loaf, in addition to a comforting squashed lasagne, parmesan cream ($26).
Antonio Di Munno (ex-Jet Bar Caffe, Parlour Lane Roasters Café and Wine Bar, and La Locanda) joins the Mister Percy team as Venue Manager, with over 10 years’ experience in prestigious hospitality environments. A well-respected man about town, Antonio’s personability, authentic positivity and skilful food and beverage recommendations make for an unforgettable experience that is filled with warmth and welcome, creating a family away from home for guests.
Housed in a former heritage wool store, Mister Percy stands as an ode to the wool-classer who etched his name into one of the building’s historic sandstone bricks. A gentleman who was not averse to a glass (or few) of wine. Designed by award-winning interior design firm Luchetti Krelle, contemporary accents achieve an intimate lounge-style aesthetic within a cavernous antique space dotted with original wool store fittings of exposed wooden beams and metal bearings. Vintage decor and modern materials meld together to create a warm candle-lit space for you to settle into your seat, vino in hand.
Mister Percy’s refreshed offering is as palate pleasing and thoughtful as their collection of pours from local and boutique progressive producers, available by the glass, quartino or bottle, handpicked for their profound quality and character. With a shared passion for quality and care, Courtney and Antonio will see Mister Percy’s journey into the new year be a produce-led affair delivered with an unforgettable dose of warmth and welcome.
Courtney’s new menu has been guided by Ovolo’s commitment to going vegetarian for 365 days with all restaurants and bars across Australia and Hong Kong. Known as ‘Year of the Veg’, Mister Percy’s food will celebrate fresh and locally sourced produce, ethical eating and conscious cuisine.
Visit Misterpercy.com.au for the full menu
139 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
(02) 8568 1888
Open Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm till late
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