Sydney-based hospitality group House Made Hospitality is preparing to expand its portfolio with the announcement of a four-venue precinct set to open this spring in the CBD.
Although they are yet to be named, the four new venues will include two bars and two restaurants, all housed within the same building at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, similar to the group’s Hinchliff House precinct which offers three venues in one location.
Joining six of the group’s existing CBD venues, including Martinez, Lana, and Apollonia, House Made Hospitality Director Justin Newton says the new additions will further elevate the hospitality offering in Circular Quay.
“We know this section of the CBD exceptionally well and have a clear vision of what venue concepts are missing, and what could be developed to complement the existing hospitality footprint. Our focus is on creating drinking and dining destinations that offer something innovate and fresh for guests and these four venues do just that.
“If these four venues were dotted around various spots in Sydney’s CBD, you’d make a beeline for them because of the uniqueness of their offering, their gorgeous interiors and the high level of service guests have come to know we deliver at House Made Hospitality. It just so happens these four venues are in one destination, which makes it easy to bounce between them, and that the location is the iconic Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.”
Of the four new venues, one of the bars will showcase Australian native ingredients and flavours in a contemporary space with capacity for 90 people and a curated range of Australian whiskies and antique spirits.
The second bar will be a French-Vietnamese rooftop terrace bar with a capacity of 250, adjoining the French-Vietnamese restaurant with indoor-outdoor seating for up to 210 diners. The two venues will intertwine French techniques and drinking styles with Vietnamese flavours, drawing on the colourful influence of Hanoi’s Old Quarter for the interior.
The other restaurant is a 110-person Australian seafood grill, with a menu that celebrates Australian seafood and contemporary takes on classic cocktails.
“We are internationally recognised for our superb seafood in Australia, yet there is a significant lack of seafood-focused restaurants in the CBD, so we see our seafood grill as being a drawcard for locals and travellers,” added Newton.
“The French-Vietnamese influenced dining room will feel grand and luxe yet approachable and energetic while the rooftop terrace bar will be a showstopper.
“We see it as being valuable to our guests to curate a collection of venues that are in proximity and offer a variety of experiences. The goal is always to meet the need for different dining and drinking opportunities people have throughout a week from one destination, and these venues enable us to do that.
“The owners have given us the unique opportunity to create, launch and run these venues within a historic hotel, as part of the House Made Hospitality family. It will be the largest project for us to date, and we’re excited to be continuing our contribution to this end of the CBD.”
The news follows an announcement in December that House Made Hospitality will be opening a further three venues in spring this year, within the Wonderlich Lane precinct in Surry Hills Village, taking the group’s portfolio from 10 venues to a total of 17 by the end of the year.