Harlequin Public House
Christchurch City not known
Classic European dining, in a fully restored 1899…Announced 3 weeks ago
- OPENING MID JUNE 2013!
- Business Dining
- Out Catering
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Meals: Dinner
Jonny Schwass provides classic European dining in a fully restored 1899 Victorian Villa: Harlequin Public House is open from mid June 2013.
Jonny will lead a multi-award winning restaurant team to provide delicious, local food, complimented by informed & attentive service.
“It is my firm belief that the focus should be on the quality of the raw component of any dish. As a chef my responsibility is to showcase stellar produce and use a healthy dose of restraint in how we prepare a dish. It is not unlike wine maker’s coaxing subtle flavours from a grape, which has been passed to them from the vineyard. In the kitchen we have a duty to uphold the veracity of the ingredient handed to us by our growers and farmers.
“Handled with reverence and genuine understanding a simple dish can speak volumes for the integrity of the restaurant.”
Jonny Schwass was named Cuisine Restaurant Personality of the Year 2011, and formerly ran Restaurant Schwass – Cuisine New Zealand Restaurant of the Year Finalist 2008/2009/2010. (See pre-earthquake reviews below)…
6 Reviews for Harlequin Public House
One of Harlequin Public House's Favourite Reviews What's This?
I just had a great dinner at Restaurant Schwass the other day with a bunch of friends celebrating a birthday. We are now all massive fans of this place and can put that down to this one evening.
Of what I understand, Jonny is a bit of a legend and watching him cook (they have an open kitchen) I soon understood why. The cleanest kitchen I have ever seen and it was a very busy night indeed.
All the food held a quality in flavours I cannot recall having for a long time. The service was very knowledgeable, smooth & eclectic, and nothing was said though we were probably a little (a lot)too loud.
I could not fault anything and could only wish more restaurants in this price category would hold the same quality!!