Parlour Group to open new venue Stanton & Co.

11 July, 2017 by
Madeline Woolway

Parlour Group, the hospitality group behind Riley St Garage, Surly’s and The Village Inn, are set to open a new dining destination in Rosebery’s The Cannery this October.

Named after Richard Stanton, the property developer responsible for transforming the area into an industrial suburb in the early 1900s, Stanton & Co. will be home to a dining room, large bar and open kitchen.

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The team, led by owner Brody Petersen and general manager Bay Kilpatrick, have collaborated with Alexander&Co to design the space, drawing inspiration from the site’s rich heritage and New York’s Meatpacking District.

“We are so excited to be joining the Rosebery neighbourhood. The area is thriving and has really come alive as a leading food destination in Sydney; it is inspiring and exciting for us to be surrounded by people who share our passion for great food and drink. We want to create a beautiful venue that is fun, relaxing and vibrant, a place where guests feel like they are eating at a bar rather than drinking in a restaurant,” said Petersen.

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Executive chef Regan Porteous will captain the kitchen, working closely with head chef Marcelino Papio. Both chefs joined the group to open its flagship restaurant, Riley St Garage, in 2013.

The duo has created two distinct menus for the restaurant – fast, fresh and à la carte for lunch and a more extensive, shared concept for dinner – both reflecting Porteous’ approach to modern Australian fare and appreciation for Japanese flavours. The venue will have a strong focus on cocktails, alongside an approachable and balanced wine list and craft beer selection.

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Parlour Group now has more than 100 team members and a total of five venues in Sydney including Riley St Garage and Surly’s. The group recently refurbished Glenmore Road pub The Village Inn, which it acquired in 2016, turning the upstairs into a modern sports bar, while also introducing Sunday afternoon acoustic sessions, a trivia night and live drawing classes.

Image: Nikki To.