Hinchcliff House

Four levels of dining and drinking experiences, set within a heritage wool store in Sydney CBD.Join us in Lana (soon), Grana, Apollonia or in our soon to be unveiled private function space.

GRANA

Grana is the Italian word for “grain”, which is at the heart of what we do. Grains have been sourced from local NSW farms, with a preference for producers with smaller crops and less common heritage grains – grains that don’t grow quite so easily, that have less intervention, and that require more care. We select grains such as spelt, emmer and khorsan based on their higher nutritional content, and then mill them on-site to produce our own flour which is then used in our in-house bakery, pasta room and pastry kitchen to produce fresh and delicious things to enjoy.

All our on-site production is in full view of our guests: to educate, to entertain, that they can be sure of the origin of what they’re enjoying, and in the hope that they will understand that we are true to our House Made values of quality, care and authenticity.

Our menu is approachable and driven by fresh and high quality produce, and our drinks are simple, well made and tasty.

We combine this with humble and warm service and open our doors from early breakfasts to late evenings – accepting reservations whenever suits our guests, at absolutely any time of the day.

APOLLONIA

Apollonia is home to old-world romantic escapism through cocktails, drinks and good times. An imagined Sicilian bandits’ drinking den, and an homage to Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone of The Godfather.

A history-laden subterranean venue in the heart of Sydney, the bar boasts an extensive spirits list, lots of negronis and other strong, delicious twists on Italian cocktails served by welcoming, energetic bartenders. Some mystery, some drama, some fun and lots of love.

LANA

Lana is the lively, jaunty restaurant on the 1st floor of Hinchcliff House. Vibrant, colourful and textural, it feels energetic and mischievous with the music a touch louder and the lights a little lower. It’s a dining experience with sharing and generosity at its core – where recommendations of the team are proffered, tables are filled with plates of food, and drinks are varied and often. It’s a place for all occasions – from sandals to stilettos.

Menu: Pan- Mediterranean inspired cuisine for sharing, focused on fresh fish and vegetables with crisp and punchy flavours, minimal red meat and a zero-waste ethos. Lana’s signature “May I” set menus are arranged to individual tastes and wishes.

Beverages: A list featuring Australian wineries using Italian varietals and blends, and a healthy mix of natural and otherwise wine making styles. Splashy, strong and colourful cocktails and large ‘cocktail explosions’ that get finished at the table.

HISTORY

Hinchcliff House is named after wool broker Andrew Hinchcliff, who built and operated a wool store on the site in the nineteenth century. “Hinchcliff’s Wool Store” is still visible in raised stone lettering on the side of the original building today. The first of the two matching structures was built in the late 1870s and the second a few years later.

The stonemasonry, gabled roofs, hardwood internal structure, catheads and surviving pulley systems are historically significant relics of a period when Circular Quay was the centre of Australia’s international shipping trade. On April 2nd of 1999, the buildings were added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register.

The site also has a rich social history. In 1949, it became home to the Society of St Vincent de Paul; in 1952, part of the building was used as the Matthew Talbot Hostel for Homeless Men – which included dormitories, a bookshop and soup kitchen on the ground floor, as well as a barber’s shop and laundry in the basement. When the hostel moved to a larger premises in 1966, a new chapel was created on the ground floor of the northern structure, before its most recent use as an international English school.

Perhaps the building’s most iconic remnant is a statue of a gilded sheep, which has been carefully restored and still sits proudly on the northern parapet.

Need more information or support?

Please connect with us at hello@hinchcliffhouse.com or call us at (02) 7228 1400

Four levels of dining and drinking experiences, set within a heritage wool store in Sydney CBD.Join us in Lana (soon), Grana, Apollonia or in our soon to be unveiled private function space.

GRANA

Grana is the Italian word for “grain”, which is at the heart of what we do. Grains have been sourced from local NSW farms, with a preference for producers with smaller crops and less common heritage grains – grains that don’t grow quite so easily, that have less intervention, and that require more care. We select grains such as spelt, emmer and khorsan based on their higher nutritional content, and then mill them on-site to produce our own flour which is then used in our in-house bakery, pasta room and pastry kitchen to produce fresh and delicious things to enjoy.

All our on-site production is in full view of our guests: to educate, to entertain, that they can be sure of the origin of what they’re enjoying, and in the hope that they will understand that we are true to our House Made values of quality, care and authenticity.

Our menu is approachable and driven by fresh and high quality produce, and our drinks are simple, well made and tasty.

We combine this with humble and warm service and open our doors from early breakfasts to late evenings – accepting reservations whenever suits our guests, at absolutely any time of the day.

APOLLONIA

Apollonia is home to old-world romantic escapism through cocktails, drinks and good times. An imagined Sicilian bandits’ drinking den, and an homage to Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone of The Godfather.

A history-laden subterranean venue in the heart of Sydney, the bar boasts an extensive spirits list, lots of negronis and other strong, delicious twists on Italian cocktails served by welcoming, energetic bartenders. Some mystery, some drama, some fun and lots of love.

LANA

Lana is the lively, jaunty restaurant on the 1st floor of Hinchcliff House. Vibrant, colourful and textural, it feels energetic and mischievous with the music a touch louder and the lights a little lower. It’s a dining experience with sharing and generosity at its core – where recommendations of the team are proffered, tables are filled with plates of food, and drinks are varied and often. It’s a place for all occasions – from sandals to stilettos.

Menu: Pan- Mediterranean inspired cuisine for sharing, focused on fresh fish and vegetables with crisp and punchy flavours, minimal red meat and a zero-waste ethos. Lana’s signature “May I” set menus are arranged to individual tastes and wishes.

Beverages: A list featuring Australian wineries using Italian varietals and blends, and a healthy mix of natural and otherwise wine making styles. Splashy, strong and colourful cocktails and large ‘cocktail explosions’ that get finished at the table.

HISTORY

Hinchcliff House is named after wool broker Andrew Hinchcliff, who built and operated a wool store on the site in the nineteenth century. “Hinchcliff’s Wool Store” is still visible in raised stone lettering on the side of the original building today. The first of the two matching structures was built in the late 1870s and the second a few years later.

The stonemasonry, gabled roofs, hardwood internal structure, catheads and surviving pulley systems are historically significant relics of a period when Circular Quay was the centre of Australia’s international shipping trade. On April 2nd of 1999, the buildings were added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register.

The site also has a rich social history. In 1949, it became home to the Society of St Vincent de Paul; in 1952, part of the building was used as the Matthew Talbot Hostel for Homeless Men – which included dormitories, a bookshop and soup kitchen on the ground floor, as well as a barber’s shop and laundry in the basement. When the hostel moved to a larger premises in 1966, a new chapel was created on the ground floor of the northern structure, before its most recent use as an international English school.

Perhaps the building’s most iconic remnant is a statue of a gilded sheep, which has been carefully restored and still sits proudly on the northern parapet.

Need more information or support?

Please connect with us at hello@hinchcliffhouse.com or call us at (02) 7228 1400

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