Grosvenor Place, located in Sydney’s northern CBD, has secured three new foodservice operators for its redeveloped piazza.
Three new eatery options will set up shop in the 1,950 square metre space including two new concepts by the Urban Purveyor Group: Stella Ristorante & Terrazzo and Sak Jr.
Stella Ristorante & Terrazzo, a casual Italian restaurant and bar, will will span over three levels, offering both indoor and outdoor seating with views of The Rocks and Circular Quay.
The food offering will comprise an ever-changing Southern Italian-influenced menu of oysters, crudo, antipasti, wood-fired pizzas, house-made pasta, fresh seafood, premium meats and seasonal produce from local farms and waters.
Design wise, the space draws inspiration from Harry Seidler’s classic design and Frank Stella’s abstract artworks which hang in the Grosvenor Place lobby. Award-winning interior designer, Melissa Collison, has created a casual Southern Italian theme for the venue, using coastal corals and marine blues.
”Stella Ristorante & Terrazzo will follow the same winning formula as Sak Restaurant & Bar, The Cut Bar & Grill and Ananas Brasserie,” says Thomas Pash, Urban Purveyor Group’s chief executive officer.
“Our newest casual dining concept will feature delicious food made from the freshest ingredients, an innovative beverage and bar offering and provide a unique customer experience. We are excited about bringing our winning formula and interpretation of Italian food to such an iconic building and space.”
The Urban Purveyor Group will also be introducing a spinoff of its popular Sak Restaurant & Bar venues in the form of Sak Jr. Sak Jr will be a younger, more dynamic version of its older sibling, catering to active, healthy lifestyles. The menu delivers a Korean twist, comprising noodle or rice-based meals that can be customised by adding proteins, vegetables, sauces or garnishes. The venue will span across a 135 metres space overlooking the fountain in the Grosvenor Place piazza.
Pash says that UPG has plans to open up to 20 to 30 Sak Jr restaurants over the next three to five years.
In addition to UPG, the owners of Sourdough Bakery Caf & Bar will open a boutique dessert bar and patisserie on the George Street frontage of Grosvenor Place which will be serving up crpes, coffee, waffles and a selection of cakes and desserts.
The three new vendors will join Grand Duk in the piazza, which opened on 24 August, offering a French American inspired lunch menu and Vietnamese dinner menu.
The refurbishment of Grosvenor Place is part of a $20 million redevelopment due for completion mid-2016.