Built at the homestead Woodvale property in 1928, the building, which now houses an independently managed, fine dining restaurant called Harry’s at Conti, is the original family home Paul once shared with his Sicilian-migrant parents and seven siblings. Back then, the road was merely a dirt track and the community was small, but close-knit. Decades later, it became the family home for Paul, his wife Anne, and two children until they moved to newer premises nearby.
The old home was renovated and transformed into a fine dining restaurant in 1982 and recently, was extensively refurbished again to reflect the iconic style of Harry’s at Conti. Retaining the traditional features of the home, the restaurant is particularly renowned for its warm elegance and romantic atmosphere with highly adorned ceilings, original antique fixtures and richly polished jarrah floor boards.
The venue has remained a regular haunt for local clientele for many decades, providing the ideal setting for intimate wedding celebrations, anniversaries and birthdays – seating up to 50-70 people comfortably. The main dining area is accompanied by a private dining room which seats a group of up to 8-10 people, along with a separate lounge room to enjoy an aperitivo, digestivo or a post-meal espresso on comfy Chesterfield couches.
Or alternatively, enjoy a glass of bubbles in the cosy entrance lounge while enjoying the genuine warmth of ‘Harry’s at Conti’ hospitality.
With its spacious layout and high ceilings, the restaurant is a cooling solace in the heat of summer, also due to forgiving stone walls and of course, ducted air-conditioning throughout.
We are honoured to have Harry (chef), his brother Phil (manager), and their parents, Robin and Effie at the helm of this iconic restaurant. Trained by the ‘Godfather’ of French cuisine, Michel Roux Sr, along with Alain Fabregues at The Loose Box, Harry’s style reflects meticulous culinary skill and attention to detail, in what has culminated in a truly memorable dining experience.
Tel: 08 9409 1516