Fresh take on bistro dining at Club Central Hurstville

Club Central Hurstville opened its new restaurant this week offering a fresh take on bistro dining.

Called Central Cucina, the restaurant menu is a mix of French and Italian influences and popular family favourites including seafood, burgers, steaks, pasta and noodles and Korean street food.

Under the guidance of Club Central executive manager - food operations, Damien Grossier and head chef, Harry Finch, Central Cucina's menu features classic favourites as well as new, intriguing combinations.

Classics include a beef cheek and mushroom pie, and parmesan and panko crumbed chicken beast and American style buffalo wings.

The desert menu has a range of French eclairs with classics like strawberry and cream and new variations such as peach and rose.

A glass-fronted kitchen will allow diners to seek the cooking in progress.

The new restaurant is the final stage of the largest renovation and extension project in Club Central's 60-year history.

Club Central chief executive officer, Paul Richardson said the club is delighted to be opening the new bistro following two of the toughest years in hospitality.

"Our bistro has been on its way for several years now, and two COVID lockdowns later, we have emerged stronger and more determined than ever," he said.

"We have created a comfortable but upscale environment that provides the perfect place to connect and enjoy new dining experiences."

"This is in addition to larger entertainment areas surrounding our Stone Bar & Lounge, an expanded event centre, a new Travelodge Hotel due to open later this month as well as the much-anticipated rooftop Bar and Lounge, Above 8, opening in February," he said.

The Central Cucina bristol is open Sunday to Thursday and public holidays for lunch 1.30am to 3pm, and dinner 5pm to 9pm.

Friday and Saturday, lunch 11.30am to 3pm and dinner, 5pm to 10pm.