Steven Woodburn

Slated to open in Sydney in early 2024, Merivale has announced its latest venue Good Luck Restaurant Lounge.

The venue will be located in the basement of the historic Burns Philip & Co building on Sydney CBD’s Bridge Street which Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes purchased during the pandemic.

Good Luck Restaurant Lounge will send a nod to Merivale Executive Chef Mike Eggert’s Good Luck Pinbone pop-up that he operated in 2017 prior to joining Merivale.

Alongside Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes, Eggert has been working on Good Luck Restaurant Lounge for almost three years with the vision of transporting guests back in time to the 1970’s Tokyo underground scene.

“Pinbone, leaned into a mix of Italian and Chinese cuisine but Good Luck takes more inspiration from Tokyo. Think Totti’s but then add soy, dashi, vinegar with fresh herbs, citrus and chilli. It’s just a fun name and who doesn’t take a gamble when opening a venue?” says Eggert.

“It’s going to be a fun vibe, maybe a bit wild but not stuffy or elitist. It’s got that feel where you know you’ll lose track of time…it’s just great food with a side of party.”

Good Luck Pinbone was the work of Eggert and Jemma Whiteman that ran in Sydney’s Kensington for 10 months from 2016-2017.

Eggert then joined Merivale in 2018 to launch the much-loved Totti’s in Bondi Beach, which has now expanded to the Sydney CBD, Rozelle, and most recently Victoria’s Lorne.

Good Luck Restaurant Lounge is slated to open in early 2024.