Former Nomad chef Sam McCallum is heading up the kitchen at a new beachside restaurant launching in The Spit on Sydney’s North Shore.

St Siandra will open its doors in February next year and offer a culinary experience that revolves around Mediterranean dishes teamed with a light and bright drinks program by Kurtis Bosley.

The restaurant is the first project from Great Eats, founded by former chefs and restaurateurs Mitchell Davis and Gavin Gray.

“We’re incredibly excited to create this new venue offering a unique dining experience in one of the most beautiful spots in Sydney with one of the country’s finest young chefs Sam McCallum helming the kitchen,” says Gray.

“This is definitely the highlight of our combined 40-plus years’ experience running kitchens and hospitality businesses across the country to date.”

The two-level restaurant will see the dining room and bar located on the ground floor and a function space upstairs.

Final dishes are still in the works, but diners can look forward to plates that hero local produce and seafood such as Pacific oysters with ajo blanco; Clarence River baby octopus and Skull Island tiger prawn skewers and a take on surf and turf with butter-poached lobster tail and Jack’s Creek Angus strip loin.

Bookings for St Siandra will open early next year for lunch Wednesday to Sunday, dinner Thursday to Sunday and breakfast on weekends.