For the first time ever Matt Moran will be taking his iconic Sydney restaurant Chiswick and hosting a 80-seat pop-up iteration at this year’s Splendour in the Grass. The iconic three-day festival will no doubt benefit from Moran’s planted-to-plated approach which has seen Chiswick, both the original in Woollahra and the extension at the Art Gallery of NSW, become one of Sydney’s most celebrated and consistent dining institutions.... Read More | Share it now!
Located at the end of South Bank’s Grey Street in a heritage listed house is one of the most interesting new openings you’ll find anywhere up and down Australia’s East Coast. Little Big House, from Solotel and Matt Moran, takes place in the former Collins Place: a beautiful two-storey house shining with timber and separated into multiple spaces, spanning two bars, a lounge with a pool table, veranda seating and even a karaoke room. Solotel have obviously looked at what has been working in some of their other venues, like Sydney’s Japanese-leaning Goros, where promises of neon-lit karaoke sessions have been drawing capacity crowds for the past few years. ... Read More | Share it now!
Ambitious, architecturally stunning, and right by Sydney Harbour. Solotel and Matt Moran have finally opened the three-level Barangaroo House to the public. The dramatic award-winning building on Barangaroo Avenue has been carefully shaped to offer three distinctive dining and bar concepts, all taking full advantage of those sweeping water views. ... Read More | Share it now!
In keeping their promise to reveal details for one level per week ahead of the big December opening, Solotel and Matt Moran have announced Bea as the latest layer of Barangaroo House. The highly anticipated project will house this 180+ seat restaurant on the middle level, below the already announced rooftop bar Smoke..... Read More | Share it now!
Before the year is out Sydney will be getting of the year’s biggest openings. The epic three-level Barangaroo House from Solotel Group and Matt Moran will be officially opening doors towards the end of December, but ahead of the full launch the team are set to reveal one level per week. They’ll start up the very top for this one, launching their smoldering waterfront rooftop bar Smoke on Friday 15th December.... Read More | Share it now!
One of the country’s biggest hospitality groups, Solotel, are putting the finishing touches on their newest venture. Coming to Brisbane’s Southbank in December will be Little Big House, a dedicated house party destination slash gastropub, shaped into a heritage listed house that dates back to 1889.... Read More | Share it now!
Matt Moran’s firing up his brand new retro Chiswick Veggie Van to deliver special complimentary veggie boxes to lucky Sydneysiders over the next few weeks, all containing seasonal produce hand-picked from his purpose-planted Chiswick gardens. Aimed at showcasing the new spring menus at his restaurants Chiswick Woollahra and Chiswick at the Gallery, the boxes highlight a selection of fruits, veggies and herbs picked by Moran and Head Chef (Chiswick Woollahra) Tom Haynes at optimum ripeness and condition.... Read More | Share it now!
Featuring three distinct levels, Barangaroo House will be one of the biggest openings to date for the ever-growing precinct, led by none other than Matt Moran in partnership with Solotel, the group behind some of Sydney’s biggest venues including Aria, Chiswick and Opera Bar. It’s been a long time coming, with the project in the works for the past three years, but now the restaurant has finally locked in a December opening date, promising the define the new capital of contemporary Australian cuisine.... Read More | Share it now!
Matt Moran’s Paddo Inn Bar & Grill has whipped Sydney’s iconic Paddington Inn into shape. The celebrated celebrity chef has always been reliable when it comes to a good ol’ fashioned pub refurb, so his re-focus from the venue’s up-scale pub grub to a more casual grill has unsurprisingly been a hit with the locals. One of the most tempting snacks on the new menu is Moran’s creamy Ham & Gruyere Potato Gems, and we’ve gotten a hold of the recipe for you guys so you can try your hand at turning them from a Paddo Inn classic to a [your name here] classic.... Read More | Share it now!
The Paddington Inn affectionately dubbed ‘Paddo Inn’ by locals is reigniting an old friendship with renown chef Matt Moran who began his illustrious career there over two decades ago. The Inn which is operated by Solotel gave Moran his first leg up in the industry and was the catalyst for a very prosperous partnership between Moran and Solotel’s Bruce Solomon.... Read More | Share it now!