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New restaurant on the way after Lolli Redini house on Sale Street sold

February 24, 2023

The sign outside Lolli Redini on Friday afternoon. Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

By Peter Holmes

The property on Sale Street that was home to highly regarded restaurant Lolli Redini sold on Friday for $1.03 million.

According to selling agent Gary Blowes there were four registered bidders for the one-time house. The auction was held on site.

The new owners will take possession in eight weeks, and plan to open a new restaurant.

The sales pitch for the property said it could be used for a business or as a private residence.

The Lolli Redini kitchen.

The 145-square-metre cottage has a bullnose verandah, turned timber posts, a timber French door, double hung sash windows with tinted glass, coloured leadlight glazing to the entrance door and a marble fireplace.

The property was sold as-is with a fully equipped commercial kitchen and “on premises” liquor licence.

Lolli Redini chef and founder Simonne Hawke - who owned the Lolli Redini building - is focusing on her nearby eatery Birdie Noshery.

One of her signature Lolli Redini dishes, a top-shelf cheese soufflé, has recently made an appearance the Birdie menu.

The new owners are not from Orange.

As with many fine dining establishments, Lolli Redini was hit hard during the first years of the Covid pandemic. It pivoted to takeaway, but in the end Hawke decided to try and sell the restaurant and hold the property.

The dining room.

The Orange News Examiner broke the news last year that the modern Italian trough had been listed for private sale, with an asking price for the business of $350,000 plus stock at valuation.

"Extremely successful, fully licenced, regional hatted restaurant seeking new owner," stated the advertisement. "Walk in walk out, all inclusions. Established 20 years. New lease by negotiation."

Heidi Gruyère cheese soufflé, with hazelnuts, spinach chiffonade, Granny Smith apple and parmesan dust. Birdie Noshery/Facebook.

Lolli Redini had been awarded 17 consecutive chef's hats by The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide.

In the end Hawke chose to sell the building and close the restaurant.

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