Merivale trades Papi Chulo for Queen Chow on Manly Wharf (Sydney)

Based on the success of Merivale’s Enmore debut, the hospitality group have now opened a second location for their Cantonese kitchen Queen Chow, which moves into the former digs of waterfront meat-sweat haven Papi Chulo. Patrick Friesen and Eric Koh are aiming for “classic neighbourhood Cantonese” inspired by the way the diverse cuisine is recreated around the globe, dedicated to its evolution throughout the ages as well as traditional Hong Kong dai pai dongs by showcasing something unique for Manly’s ever-changing dining scene.... Read More | Share it now!

All Merivale restaurants and bars are offering half price drinks every day in June (Sydney)

Justin Hemmes and Merivale are feeling the festive spirit across Sydney and June. And why wouldn’t they? We’ve got Vivid Sydney and Sydney Film Festival coming up, plus there’s loads of other things to do (except stay out really late, we’ve still got those shitty lock out laws) during those 30 days, so the hospitality group are offering a heavy discount on all their drinks, across 37 of their venues. ... Read More | Share it now!

Peter Doyle announces retirement from fine-dining favourite est. (Sydney)

Legendary chef Peter Doyle was one of Australia’s very first “hatted” chefs. The culinary veteran earned the accolade while leading his debut restaurant Reflections at Palm Beach, decades before he was to take the reigns at Merivale’s flagship fine-dining restaurant est. in 2003. Since then, Doyle has earned an outstanding reputation as one of the country’s most influential and awarded chefs, but in 2018 he will officially retire from the kitchen he has run for the past 15 years to help the juggernaut hospitality group launch a new internal chef apprenticeship school.... Read More | Share it now!

Renowned British Chef Alastair Little is opening a pop up restaurant with Merivale (Sydney)

From 23rd until later 2018 Merivale will be hosting a special collaboration pop-up restaurant with renowned British chef Alastair Little on the first floor of Hotel CBD in Sydney. Dubbed Little Bistro the new restaurant will take guests on a journey that typifies Little’s storied career with a short, seasonal menu defined by simplicity and good taste.... Read More | Share it now!

14 of the country’s top chefs are putting on an exclusive dinner in memory of Jeremy Strode

Some of Australia’s top chefs are joining together for an epic fundraising dinner in memory of the late Jeremy Strode, the talented and widely loved chef who is best known for his work at The Fish Shop and Bistrode CBD. As a testament to his influence on this country’s hospitality industry, the dinner will feature some of the most highly regarded and exciting chefs in the country, all coming together to raise money for Jeremy’s wife and sons.... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale’s notorious party spot ‘ivy’ may be demolished and turned into a hotel (Sydney)

Big announcements from Merivale are nothing new. The juggernaut hospitality group has been dominating Sydney for very a long time, opening institution after institution from Enmore’s Queens Hotel to Coogee’s Coogee Pavilion. Though nothing has been anywhere near as successful and internationally renowned as ivy, Sydney’s most divisive party spot that remains highly sought after by the elite and wannabe-elite alike. Well, lovers of the unique complex should make the most of it while they can as Justin Hemmes has now confirmed that ivy may be demolished in the future, to be replaced by a 55-storey international hotel.... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale reveal second phase for The Newport with European restaurant Bert’s (Sydney)

Opened this past weekend, vintage-inspired European restaurant Bert’s is the latest edition to The Newport, Merivale’s sprawling Northern Beaches destination. Taking design cues from the grand hotel rooms of the 1930s, the new addition is headed by Executive Chef Jordan Toft and Head Chef Sam Kane who lead a team from a centre kitchen, flanked by charcoal ovens and basque grills with aims to highlight fresh Australian produce with simplicity.... Read More | Share it now!

Attention Wine Lovers: Merivale have added the full set of Penfolds Grange to their collection

In what should come as some very welcome news to discerning wine lovers in Sydney, hospitality juggernaut Merivale have announced that they have added the full set of Penfolds Grange to their premier wine collection. For those not already up on Penfolds, the label is one of the country’s most iconic and prestigious, known for their superior releases and highly sought after rarities. The rare acquisition makes Merivale one of the only hospitality groups in the world to house the collection.... Read More | Share it now!