Simple luxury at Bobbi’s Bar & Restaurant

The Hilton Hotel has officially opened its newly revamped dining destination, Bobbi's Bar & Restaurant. The fresh and inviting space promises a unique culinary experience, blending Modern Australian cuisine with a nod to the owner's rich European heritage.

Second-generation hotelier James Franzon describes it as “a nod to [their] history and a celebration of the present.”

The restaurant’s name pays homage to the late Robert ‘Bob’ Franzon, the hotel’s previous owner and publican, who, in the early days of Hilton Hotel, opened Bob’s Bar and Grill, specialising in Classic Pub Fare. “It felt fitting to pay homage to the past as we look into our future,” said James. 

Bobbi’s Bar & Restaurant combines an archival photographic style with a simple yet luxurious aesthetic, with the aim of evoking nostalgia while offering a contemporary dining experience. The family has even imported a pizza oven from Verona, Italy, a region close to their family ancestry, to bring authenticity to their cuisine.

“Bobbi’s is about the meeting of old and new in a fruit-of-the-earth type of place which celebrates the history of family and brings people together with dishes that are designed to share in a beautiful modern way,” James said. 

The restaurant’s menu is an evolution from the former Fedora’s Restaurant, featuring a fresh take on seasonal Modern Australian and Mediterranean cuisine. Curated by former Qantas First Class International Lounge Executive Chef Mareko Webb, the menu offers an array of shared items and mains. Dishes like Spencer Gulf King prawns with romesco sauce and chili prawn linguine showcase the use of fresh, quality, and local ingredients.

In terms of ambiance, Georgie Shepherd Interior Design, known for their work on modern Asian destination Kiin and Newton’s OVO Gelato shop, has transformed the restaurant into a neutral and modern space. The restaurant’s design creates distinct zones within the space, making it both intimate and connected.

Whether you’re seeking a delicious meal, a memorable ambiance, or a celebration of heritage, Bobbi’s welcomes you to share the experience.

Bobbi’s Bar & Restaurant is open Tuesday to Friday for lunch and dinner and for dinner on Saturdays.

Hilton Hotel at 264 South Road, Hilton


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