Merivale, who acquired The Tennyson Hotel in December 2016, have announced their pursuit of “warehouse Italian” will be taking over what is currently the venue’s drive-in bottle shop for six months, crafting what will be titled “Mr. Liquor Dirty Italian Disco”.
It will be a joint effort between Sydney chefs Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman, who are best known for their stint at Woollahra’s Pinbone and Good Luck Pinbone, a pop-up Chinese eatery in Kensington. The menu will see well-known Italian teases like bruschetta, pasta and wood-roasted meats make appearances. Eggert says, “we’ll be cooking from a big wood-fired oven and grill. It’s going to be fun and fast, simple and delicious”.
Launching in early October, the drive-in space will be transformed into a casual and communal 90-seater drive-way eatery where guests will be able to source their own alcohol from the walk-in fridge. Eggert continues, “This is unlike anything we’ve done before. We want it to feel like you’re in someone’s garage house party, where you’re eating amazing food and listening to pumping tunes”.
Mr. Liquor Dirty Italian Disco
Date: Opens early October for six months
Address: The Tennyson Hotel, 952 Botany Rd, Mascot NSW 2020
Contact: (02) 9667 2638
Hours: Monday–Saturday 8am-2am, Sunday 10am-10pm.