After 23 successful years, celebrity chef Bill Granger has announced he’s moving Bills Surry Hills two doors down on Crown Street, taking over the former Marque restaurant site.

Mark Best’s award-winning fine diner shuttered in May 2016, with Best citing a desire for change.

The space is much larger than Bills’s current home and will accommodate more hungry brunch-goers searching for its owner’s legendary ricotta hot cakes, silky scrambled eggs and fried-corn fritters. It won’t be a matter of copying and pasting the pre-existing concept either; we’ve been promised a sparkling new design concept.

"I love Surry Hills and the neighbourhood and those regulars who have joined us for breakfast, lunch and dinner for all those years,” Granger said in an official statement.

“We are thrilled to be staying in the hood and moving into what is already a beautiful room and working once again with our design collaborators Meacham Nockles to transform the space."

Though the celebrity chef doesn’t spend much time in Sydney these days (he’s relocated to London), his classic breakfast formula still thrives without him.

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Bills Surry Hills is slated to reopen in July or early August this year.