Lyndon Kubis has a knack for turning unremarkable sites in quiet neighbourhoods into cosy, heaving wine bars (Toorak Cellars, Milton Wine Shop, The Alps) – a formula he’ll test for a fourth time when The Hills opens in Surrey Hills in July.
Surrey Hills doesn’t currently have many spots for a drink (the whole area is traditionally a dry one). Kubis and his business partners, Renton Carlyle and Mark Hopkinson (who also own Richmond’s Romulus and Remus), are getting around this by with a substantial food offering. Wood-fired pizzas will be on the menu alongside the cheese, charcuterie and other snacks you get at the team’s other bars.
The team also has its eyes on a site for a fifth wine bar – more to come on The Moon soon.
The Hills opens in July