Meet Your Local Restaurateur

GRB_ArticleImage_MYL_SamSam from Longrain

5 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
02 9280 2888
longrain.com

Describe your business.
Longrain Sydney is a 14 ½ year old Restaurant & Bar on Commonwealth Street in Surry Hills. It is an Asian inspired restaurant that also offers a casual Street style lunch Monday to Friday, a cocktail bar with great DJ’s open every evening. I am also a partner in The Apollo restaurant in Potts Point and my other baby Longrain Melbourne is now 8 years old.

Favourite thing about your job?
Having a front bar as an office, my staff, my customers. Beer.

How long have you been in the area?
14 ½ years at Longrain however I was born in Surry Hills and went to high school in Moore Park and in the mid- late eighties Surry Hills was a great place for truancy.

What makes your business unique?
A restaurant that has been open in Sydney for almost 15 years!

What’s your Surry Hills secret?
Riley St Cafe and wine.

Describe the perfect Surry Hills weekend.
Breakfast and coffee at Rueben Hills, Surry Hills markets for a bargain, beers and at burger on the balcony of the Clock Hotel, Dinner at Longrain, The Cricketers Arms for pool and beers and if still hungry or a bit wobbly down to Fatimas on Cleveland St for a Shawarma.

What do you like about Grand Royal Barbers?
Probably the 80’s and 90’s British Soundtrack and trying to decipher what Maria is saying.

Wet shave or electric?
Wet shave

Shoes or thongs?
Barefoot

Your favourite city?
Barcelona