Woolloomooloo has been dominating Sydney’s culture scene in recent times with the newly opened Crown hotel and harbourside suburb featuring stacks and stacks of entertainment venues and some of the best hospitality Sydney has to offer. Yet other areas of the Sydney CBD look to take that mantle over in the coming year with Wynyard Station and MLC Centre both eyeing large scale revitalisation projects including retail and hospitality precincts with the aim to show the Crown precinct up at its own game.
Most recently though and close to Circular Quay, the Quay Quarter is looking to finish the job for all revitalised precincts. The precinct will span over two-city blocks of the Sydney CBD and will feature a 49-storey skyscraper as the centrepiece. Young and Loftus streets that sit on the site will be completely refurbished and are set to feature 20 spots to eat and drink as well as multiple more to shop.
Hinchcliff House, the first of these eateries, is a complex featuring 4 different levels with restaurants and bars across every level. Other hospitality groups to be confirmed for the new precinct include Marrickville Pork Roll, Skittle Lane and Kobo (being run by the team from Tokki).
Milpa Collective also look to be adding their touch to the laneways with a new restaurant named Londres 126 being opened in the district. Londres 126 promises to be a 57-seat Mexican and Latin-American eatery. The hospitality group has previously been behind the restaurants of Carbon, Sonora and Calita previously.
Also announced are a selection of venues for the sweet tooth with La Macelleria Gelateria owner Matteo Zini helming what should be a new Gelateria. And Hinchcliff House announcing another expansion, with the addition of a dessert bar named Sweet Grana.
Quay Quarter is certainly shaping up to be an entertaining one-stop-shop in the Sydney CBD. Something that in the years post-lockout laws the city has severely missed. The same city was once known for its vibrant nightlife and high-end eateries.