Review: Burger Project proves essential to Parramatta’s growing food scene (Sydney)

For the past few years there has been a major shift in how Parramatta is being used. Western Sydney’s enormous hub has been crafted to a higher standard than it has in the past, pushing away from dusty old RSLs and substandard food to give locals and visitors a hospitality scene that’s actually exciting. With Western Sydney in general becoming a bigger focus for many restaurant and bar owners, it’s no surprise that Neil Perry chose this as the location for his first ever venture out west. It, of course, takes the form of Burger Project and continues the celebrated chefs planned expansion – both nationally and internationally – which should turn his Burger Project chain into a fast-casual empire in no time. ... Read More | Share it now!

Recipe: Sake Jr’s Japanese Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

By day, fast-casual chain Saké Jr is a health-focused Japanese inspired smorgasbord of fresh DIY Japanese bowls and sides. With an injection to their menu from renowned chef Neil Perry, the increasingly popular chain has introduced a “Jr By Night” menu that pushes into a different kind of vibe, with a special night-only offering including tasty choices such as Japanese Fried Chicken. We’re constantly fawning over juicy iterations of the popular fried food so we through it best to sourced Sake Jr’s exact recipe and bring it to our readers. Your house parties will never be the same.... Read More | Share it now!

Neil Perry’s burger project opens in Melbourne Central this week

Continuing the swift roll out of Neil Perry’s popular Burger Project chain, the celebrated fine dining chef has officially announced a big expansion in Melbourne, giving the city it’s third outlet as the brand opens this week at Melbourne Central. The shop will be located on the ground floor of the LaTrobe Street shopping centre from Friday 24th March, pumping out this house-made gourmet burgers that has so far seen Burger Project become a major name in the world of fast-casual in Australia. ... Read More | Share it now!

Neil Perry’s Eleven Bridge to close in May; announces special farewell menus (Sydney)

It was big news last year when world renowned chef Neil Perry announced the closure of his beloved Rockpool Est. 1989 at 11 Bridge St, Sydney. The shock came about as a need for something closer to casual emerged, which gave way to Eleven Bridge. Now even that’s set to close this coming May, with Perry and his Rockpool Dining Group planning a new dining concept to open at the side by the middle of this year. ... Read More | Share it now!

Urban Purveyor Group acquire Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group

As they approach the end of what has been a tremendous year of growth, hospitality juggernaut Urban Purveyor Group have announced a merger with Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group to create what is now known as Rockpool Dining Group. It’s a coup for the Quadrant Private Equity backed group, who have employed global hospitality veteran Thomas Pash to serve as Chief Executive Officer in collaboration with Perry, who will moving into a new role as Head of Culinary. ... Read More | Share it now!