The Bridge Room will close at the end of April making way for a Ross and Sunny Lusted to focus on new venture.
The duo is set to open an exclusive venue in an undisclosed Sydney precinct in early 2021.
“The Bridge Room has been a true labour of love and we feel so honoured to have connected deeply with our diners,” says Sunny Lusted. We have been blessed with so many loyal guests that have dined with us regularly throughout the years and an incredible team who have contributed to the fabric of what The Bridge Room is. We can’t thank Leon and the whole Fink Family enough for their incredible support, collaboration and love during our partnership.
“We will always consider the Finks our extended family and wish them the greatest success for the future. We look forward to seeing all our wonderful diners who have supported us over the last eight years and having a toast with them to the next chapter.”
The two-hatted fine diner received a number of accolades over its eight years in operation. After Lusted was named Chef of the Year in 2014, the Bridge Room took out The Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year in 2016. The restaurant featured consistently in the top 30 on Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants list.
“We are extremely proud of our partnership with Sunny and Ross and what they have achieved over the last eight years,” says Leon Fink, chairman of the Fink Group.” We couldn’t be more excited for them as they embark on their next project and we wish them all the best.”
The closure is one of many announced in recent months. George Calombaris’ Melbourne venue The Press Club will close in June, with the team set to launch a new project in the space. Kylie Kwong will close the iconic Billy Kwong, also announcing plans to pursue a new dining concept. And, after a brief stint in voluntary administration, No.1 Bent Street will close its doors in April, making way for a rebrand from chef Mike McEnearney.
The Bridge Room’s last service will be on Saturday 27 April. Further details of the Lusted’s new venture are to come.
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