It'll be a case of Double Bay double trouble when Roxy's opens its doors after Sydney's lockdown.
Roxy's might be smaller than its new neighbour, Neil Perry's Margaret, wedged behind it like a garage, but it shares a northern aspect and has nice views over the green of Guilfoyle Avenue.
Roxy's owner Damien Monley has experience overdelivering with diminutive sites, building a loyal clientele up the hill at Flat White Cafe before decamping to the Southern Highlands.
He's crammed a lot into the space. A first look at the 55-seater, where Monley had hoped to fire up the burners on July 5, shows designer Julia Sullivan from The Caswell Group stuck to the brief.
"I wanted it to feel like a rustic country kitchen with well-stocked shelves," Monley says.
The chef, who opened Bowral's Grand Bistro, has nabbed Denzer Aseoche from Kepos Street Kitchen as Roxy's head chef. "Rhys Budd [Mimi's, Boathouse] has also come on board as GM and bar manager."
And the name? From Monley's youngest daughter.
Open Mon-Sat lunch and dinner.
30-36 Bay Street, Double Bay (enter via Guilfoyle Avenue), roxysdoublebay.com.au