Rockpool Dining Group will bring two of its premium restaurants – Sake and Rockpool Bar & Grill – to Coronation Property’s 8 Phillip Street mixed-use development in Parramatta.

8 Phillip Street’s dining and entertainment precinct includes Sydney’s highest rooftop venue, Studio 54, plus offerings from the development’s hotel operator QT Hotels & Resorts, who are planning a signature bar and grill restaurant, multiple meeting and event spaces, and a grand ballroom.

Coronation Property managing director, Joseph Nahas said “The commitment by Rockpool Dining Group to open restaurants of this calibre further underpins the economic strength Parramatta CBD has to offer.

“As a local property developer, we know Rockpool Dining Group will be warmly welcomed by food lovers in this part of the world, and we’re excited to be partnering with them at 8 Phillip Street.

“No longer do food connoisseurs, or those simply wanting a nice evening out, need to travel lengthy distances to experience a higher standard in dining.”

Rockpool Dining Group was formed in November 2016 when Urban Purveyor Group acquired Rockpool Group to create the largest hospitality player in Australia, with over 55 dining and entertainment venues, revenues in excess of $350 million, and around 3,000 employees across four states. Rockpool Group’s founder and executive chef, Neil Perry, now drives the culinary team and strategy at Rockpool Dining Group.

Rockpool Dining Group’s CEO, Thomas Pash, said partnering with Coronation Property and introducing two new premium restaurants to Western Sydney was a fantastic opportunity.

“Market research and customer data across our premium brands indicates that Parramatta will welcome and support two, and possibly more, of our top restaurants,” he said.

When 8 Phillip Street is completed in 2020, it will incorporate 18 storeys of QT Hotel accommodation, beneath 35 storeys of residential apartments.

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