Escape to the country for Scotch eggs in a book-lined café
Everyone has wanted to travel back in time at least once in their life. When you visit Harry’s on Green Lane you’ll get pretty close. It’s a café by day and wine bar by night, and is named for horticulturalist Sir Harry Veitch, who sought out exotic plants from faraway lands for his wealthy London clientele. They’ve filled the venue with plant life and travel memorabilia. There are white wicker chairs, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves stocked with antique reads, marble tables, bamboo lamp shades and, in winter, a roaring fireplace.
Harry’s is a mid-morning coffee spot that becomes a thriving lunch destination. It doesn’t open till 10am, so it’s not for early birds – and you won’t find smashed avocado or pancakes on the menu. However, you will find $10 Scotch eggs, with a golden, crunchy breadcrumb batter accompanied by a tangy aioli. There’s a small selection of cakes too, but arrive before lunch time to get your hands on one.
On Friday and Saturday, Harry’s extends its hours to 11pm. The inside space becomes cosy; a dimly lit hub for young and old who wants a glass of Venetian prosecco or Spanish tempranillo over olives, mixed nuts and cheese plates. There’s also a heartier dinner menu available from 6pm.
Harry’s is a welcome addition to Bowral’s Acre complex, which houses Dirty Janes antique market; the Press café and shop; Green Lane Kitchen for takeaway lunches; the Potting Shed; and Orangery for gardening enthusiasts.
|Venue name:||Harry's on Green Lane|
Harry’s on Green Lane
15-17 Banyette Street
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu 10am-5pm; Fri, Sat 10am-11pm|