Sydney’s beloved Kitchen by Mike has officially opened in the new City View precinct at Sydney Airport’s T1 International. It’s the final eatery to help refresh the airport, joining already opened businesses like The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck, Benny Burger by Shannon Bennett, Joe & The Juice and Heineken House by Heineken.
With this iteration of Kitchen by Mike, the executive chef and founder, Mike McEnearney champions a menu of generous home-style cooking in a 90-seater canteen style dining experience.
“The City View precinct heralds a new era for dining at Sydney Airport,” said Sydney Airport General Manager Retail, Glyn Williams. “We are very pleased to see the transformation complete with the opening of Kitchen by Mike.”
McEnearney’s newest restaurant will focus on seasonal and ethically-sourced market produce, offering clients a rotating menu which includes wood-roasted meats, such as Kurobutta ham with mash and cumberland sauce; wood-roasted herb chicken with carrots and salsa verde; and mackerel with asparagus and herb butter.
Passengers can also enjoy a fresh array of salads such as peach, fennel, olive and pine nut salad; green bean, fig, hazelnut and feta salad; cucumber with mirin and sesame; woodfired pumpkin with nigella seeds; avocado with black bean vinaigrette; or watermelon and heirloom tomatoes with chilli salt. The food menu is complemented by a local growers’ wine list including the house label ‘By Mike’ – the white wine made in collaboration with David Lowe from Mudgee, while the red wine was produced with Rose Kentish in the McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Catering to the hurried airport environment, Kitchen by Mike will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner – you can even purchase Fly By Mike carry on tray-packs so you won’t have to pick at your next underwhelming airline meal.
It celebrates the experience of shared dining with polished concrete communal tables and stylish utilitarian chairs split across a striking two levels space with an inviting and spacious feel, affording passengers a place to relax in style while taking in uninterrupted views of the city skyline and airfield.