Lotus Dining Group has launched a new concept in Sydney’s Barangaroo.

Chi by Lotus has taken over the former site of Bund and is the second project for new GM Hamish Ingham.

Chi is described as a casual bar and eatery influenced by Ghost Street in Beijing.

“We’re hoping Chi will live up to its name and bring a fresh new flow of energy to the Barangaroo area,” says Ingham.

“We wanted to switch it up and offer something a little bit more casual and festive. It’s not necessarily about sitting down to a heavy meal, it’s about catching up with friends in a bustling location and washing down some great food with an ice-cold beer.”

Head Chef Chris Cheng has designed the menu which combines Chinese cuisine with native Australian ingredients.

Dishes include deep-fried saltbush with spicy mayonnaise, scallops with garlic, chilli and seablite and lamb shoulder with Chinese tabouli.

Mini cocktails form a key part of the beverage list alongside beer, sake and global wines.

The restaurant features an open kitchen, bar area and indoor and outdoor spaces.

Chi is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and Wednesday to Saturday for dinner.

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