Chef and restaurateur Chui Lee Luk has been named chef at 169 Darlinghurst in Sydney.

Luk was the fourth and final owner of fine diner Claude’s, which closed in 2013. She then opened a more casual eatery, Chow Bar & Dining, which has also since closed. Luk has also worked as Luxe Bakery’s creative director, and recently did a stint at Sydney’s Berta.

She’ll now work with 169 Darlinghurst’s owner and creative director, Tim Clark to launch a new menu.

 “Tim and I are focused on keeping unique flavours at the forefront of every dish whilst sticking to the integrity of a nutritionally led menu at 169 Darlinghurst,” said Luk.  “I am excited to take the reins with a fresh, sophisticated menu which is focused on local, well sourced and high quality produce.

Clark added “I am thrilled to have a head chef as talented as Chui joining the creative team here at Tatler [located underneath 169 Darlinghurst] and 169 Darlinghurst. I have always admired Chui’s approach to food and I’m looking forward to working closely with her on developing our offering further.”

Established in 2015 by Tim Clark, 169 Darlinghurst’s design draws on custom pieces and contemporary influences to create a polished, NYC-style offering. Combined with a day-long sun-drenched terrace overlooking Sydney’s landmark Coca-Cola sign, 169 Darlinghurst has a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere to be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

169 Darlinghurst is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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