Rockpool Dining Group has officially separated into two businesses and shed its moniker after announcing initial plans to split last year.

The group has divided its portfolio of more than 70 venues into premium and casual offerings.

“Both businesses are set to embark on exciting new chapters as they take advantage of new opportunities available in the post-Covid hospitality industry,” reads a statement on the website.

Spice Temple, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta Ristorante and Sake now operate under Hunter St. Hospitality, with Fratelli Fresh, Bar Patrón, El Camino Cantina, The Bavarian, Munich Brauhaus, WingHAÜS, Beerhaüs and The Argyle falling under Pacific Concepts.

Neil Perry remains a stakeholder in both Hunter St. Hospitality and Pacific Concepts and continues to spearhead Hope Delivery.

After selling his restaurants to Quadrant Private Equity-backed Urban Purveyor Group for a reported $65 million in late-2016, Perry was set to reacquire Rockpool Bar and Grill, Rosetta, Spice Temple, R Bar in Crown Melbourne and the 11 Bridge Street site in Sydney last year.

However, the deal did not eventuate, and Perry’s ‘retirement’ was announced months later.

Perry said it was “time for a fresh start”, and that new beginning is right around the corner with the launch of his first solo restaurant Margaret in Double Bay.

Margaret is slated to open its doors in June in Pallas House on Bay Street.

If you’re following the chef on Instagram, it’s clear diners are in for an abundance of local seafood and seasonal produce.

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