Chef Mike McEnearney will be opening a new 100-seater restaurant ‘no.1 Bent Street – by Mike’ in The Wintergarden, Sydney CBD in early 2016.

McEnearney, (ex Rockpool and more recently Kitchen by Mike) says that the new venue will offer a more formal dining experience than the canteen-style offering that Rosebery’s Kitchen by Mike was famous for. Like Kitchen by Mike, the menu will change daily and will reflect McEnearney’s food philosophy of seasonally led, locally sourced and house-made produce.

“I’m so pleased to be opening in the city,” says McEnearney. “The food in the CBD just gets better and better and we are looking forward to being part of that. Ours will be a small, daily-changing menu and the focus will be on the produce much as it was at Kitchen by Mike. Although the setting may be more formal, I hope it will feel familiar to those who have come to love Kitchen by Mike.

“No.1 Bent Street will not be modeled on the canteen style everyone is used to at Kitchen By Mike but the principles and spirit behind the food will remain the same. “

Kitchen by Mike, Rosebery closed its doors in late July this year and McEnearney says that he is currently on the lookout for a new home for the canteen which will be re-born with some new updates and additions in 2016.

Hospitality caught up with McEnearney earlier in the year to chat about his food philosophy at Kitchen by Mike. Click here to read the full story.


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