Located opposite the council chambers, on the Myahgah Road mall Mosman, The Hunter takes it’s name from a number of sources says proprietor Steve Hiles.
Firstly, and perhaps most obvious, is that it’s name of Hile’s son – Hunter. Another contributing names-sake being that Captain John Hunter, was credited as being the first European to set foot on Mosman soil (and who Hunter’s Hill is also named after). The final, and perhaps more obscure reason relates to Hiles time in Africa, where he fell in love a lot of the regions more obscure varietals of wine.
It’s this last name’s sake, that lends itself to the overall interior design of the Hunter Bar. With the bar styled on a luxurious,’glamping’ style safari tent, complete with heavy canvas, ropes, camphor lanterns, raw timber, and creeping vines.
Hiles’s previous history with the Merivale Group, allowed him to leverage his industry contacts to contribute to the development of The Hunter, including Giant Design for their design/fit-out of the space, and James McCall (global executive chef for Jones the Grocer), who designed the menu.
McCall has ensured the Hunter theme continues through to the menu with treats such as wild boar hot dogs, with with onion jam, served on a brioche roll, crunchy dukkah-crumbed beetroot with lemon mayo, and emu sliders with pickles.
The Hunter is licenced for 99 patron – 75 inside, and 24 on the alfresco area on Myahgah Road. They are open Monday & Tuesday from 5pm–midnight, Wednesday to Saturday noon–midnight, and Sunday noon–10pm.