Steven Woodburn

Solotel has secured the site currently operating as Opera Kitchen for a three-year term following a public tender.

The group will replace current concept Opera Kitchen with House Canteen, which will open for all-day dining seven days a week.

“It’s hard to beat this waterside location at the Opera House,” says House Canteen Co-Owner Matt Moran. 

“We’re thrilled to continue being part of such an iconic location for our city with House Canteen. It’s a relaxed and welcoming offering with plenty of crowd favourites on the menu.”

House Canteen will open its doors this week on 13 October and kick off its first day of trade bright and early with pastries, donuts and Single O coffee.

Alana Dimou

The lunch and dinner menu will focus on Asian-inspired cuisine and cover dumplings, rice paper rolls, sushi, Korean fried chicken as well as seasonal specials that will evolve according to ingredient availability.

Australian producers will feature heavily on the beverage list, with wines, beers and cocktails showcasing the country’s top makers.

“Our harbourside dining venues are a distinct drawcard for locals and visitors, so we’re thrilled that Matt Moran and Solotel will reimagine the former Opera Kitchen space as the House Canteen,” says Sydney Opera House Chief Customer Office Jade McKellar.

“Their innovative concept will enhance the venue’s status as a destination restaurant and bar while continuing to offer our audiences and visitors a vibrant and diverse dining experience.”

Solotel is currently the operator of neighbouring site Opera Bar, and is finishing off the year at full speed with the group recently launching Rekodo at Barangaroo House.