By James Atkinson
Hospitality industry veteran William Wilson has opened Cammeray Craft, a new restaurant and bar in Sydney's Lower North Shore with emphasis on local produce, craft beers and quality New South Wales wines.
With an official opening date of April 1, Cammeray Craft is a split-level restaurant and bar located on Miller Street, the suburb's main strip. [continues below]
William Wilson (pictured), one of the first certified sommeliers in Australia, was most recently the food and beverage manager at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC), which closed in recent weeks.
He started his career in Scotland's real ale pub scene and took a greater interest in wine on arrival in Australia.
The resurgence of the local craft beer scene in recent years rekindled the Scot's passion for quality beer.
Wilson has brought the SCEC's executive chef, Uwe Habermehl on board, while Sean Grainger, another ex-Centre manager, will oversee service in the restaurant and function bookings.
"Our food philosophy at Cammeray Craft is to keep things simple, using as much fresh local produce as possible," Wilson said.
"In addition to the grill restaurant menu, we also have a small selection of bar snacks." [continues below]
Cammeray Craft has six rotating craft beers on tap, with more taps on the way, along with a bottled beer list curated by Wilson and fellow beer geek Adrian Pua.
In the tradition of the award-winning wine list at the Convention Centre, the wines are mainly from New South Wales, including a number of older vintages.
504 Miller Street, Cammeray
Tel: 02 8920 1083