From December, The Old Rum Store on Sydney’s Kensington Street will welcome The Private Kitchen, a bespoke pop-up space for visiting international chefs.

The first collaboration is with chef Stanley Wong, who’s worked in a number of applauded restaurants around the world including Michelin-starred Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Jean-Georges, Spice Market in New York and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong.

Wong currently resides in Hong Kong where he has his own kitchen studio, Culinart, which operates as a restaurant for private bookings only.

Located on the third floor of The Old Rum Store, Private Kitchen offers an indoor space and a large wrap-around balcony.

The space will be available from early December through to late February 2017, and can host events ranging from networking breakfasts and canap functions through to corporate entertaining and brand launches, for up to 120 people.


Wong has created a range of menus for seated and standing events, with matched beverage packages available.

Following his residency at The Private Kitchen, Wong will launch his first Australian restaurant, Eastside Grill, in a separate site at The Old Rum Store in early 2017.

Eastside Grill has been modelled on a contemporary New York-style grill space with many of the dishes prepared over traditional Japanese Binchotan charcoal.

The program of international chefs expected to work at The Private Kitchen in 2017 will be released early next year.



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