NIKKI HUNT, CO-OWNER
Mirvac Development: Claremont on The Park
15 minute walk to Claremont on The Park
www.grandstand.mirvac.com Photography: Bruno Charpentier
When did you open Billie H?
What do you love about the location of Billie H?
Billie H. is located in the village that is Claremont. There is very much a village feel to Claremont, where most of our regulars know each other and live within walking distance.
Being a suburban restaurant means we need to offer our locals the opportunity to use our premises in a very local and spontaneous way – either drop in casually for a glass of wine, a coffee, a long lunch or plan that special birthday celebration in the bistro.
Where does the name Billie H come from?
Billie H. comes from Billie Holiday. We chose this name as it represents the love of music we have and upmost respect for the strong and eclectic woman who forged her own way.
Why are “regulars” so important to your restaurant? What do they add to the vibe?
Our regulars are what keeps Billie H. alive! We are a suburban restaurant and we need to cater for our locals. It’s important that they feel comfortable to drop in at any time for any occasion, to be recognised and remembered. It adds to the relaxed nature of our place.
What is your busiest time of day at Billie H & what is the most popular item on the menu?
We are most busy in the evenings, particularly on a Friday and Saturday. We provide the chance to spoil yourself with eclectic wines and artisan food.
Our most popular item on the menu is the Fremantle Sardines on Sprouted Grain Loaf. It is a beautiful combination of flavours on our house-made loaf which is completely gluten-free and loved by the locals.
If you had to pick another local fave, where else would you suggest diners eat in Claremont?
Miss Chow’s in the Claremont Quarter.