Rob Palmer

The force behind Saint Peter, Fish Butchery and Charcoal Fish Josh and Julie Niland have confirmed they will open a new Sydney restaurant early next year.

Petermen will mark the fifth venue venue for the couple, who will also relocate their first restaurant Saint Peter to the Grand National Hotel in Paddington in the second quarter of 2023.

The project will cover a 45-seat dining room along with an accommodation offering and bar.

But come February, Petermen will open its doors at 66 Chandos Street in St Leonards on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.

The restaurant’s name is an homage to fishers in the 1400s, who were referred to as Petermen in the tradition of their patron Saint Peter.

Seafood will of course be at the core of the 60-seat eatery, with the kitchen crafting dishes around proteins and vegetables at the height of their respective seasons.

“Petermen’s mission is to champion the growers and producers that seek to elevate the standard and change the culture of how we consume food,” reads an Instagram from the restaurant.

While the menu is still in the works, saltbush empanadas will be on offer along with locally sourced oysters and fish. “Our mission as a team is to celebrate all that is extraordinary here in Australia”.

Bookings are slated to open at the beginning of the New Year, with an official opening date and menu to come.