Harlequin Public House opens

02:02, Aug 25 2013
Harlequin Public House opening
Harlequin Public House opening.
Harlequin Public House opening
Harlequin Public House opening.
Harlequin Public House opening
Jonny and Alexandra Schwass.
Harlequin Public House opening
Alastair and Donna Miles with James Meharry.
Harlequin Public House opening
Graeme Rose, Angela Bennett and David Cartwright.
Harlequin Public House opening
Nick Henare, Kath and Rod Cross.
Harlequin Public House opening
Rebecca Saunders and Ben Harding.
Harlequin Public House opening
Guests at the Harlequin Public House opening.
Harlequin Public House opening
Guests at the Harlequin Public House opening.
Harlequin Public House opening
Guests at the Harlequin Public House opening.

Chef Jonny Schwass welcomed guests to the opening of his new venture, Harlequin Public House on the corner of Christchurch's Salisbury and Montreal Streets.

Schwass and his team lost their restaurant in the February 2011 earthquake and have been working hard to get back up and running.

Harlequin Public House is on the 1890s site of the Junction Hotel and takes its inspiration from the "1920s in Europe, the speakeasy and all that went with that time", says Schwass.

The establishment features an oyster and champagne bar, a 50-seat bistro for dining, a 1920s cocktail lounge and a private dining area for special events.

See hphchch.com for more information.

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