2015 is set to be a big year in NSW with new hotels, restaurants and experiences opening and ready for action. Destination NSW has compiled a list of 10 of some of the hottest for 2015.
The latest instalment of the expansive three level venue, the Coogee Pavilion Rooftop, is an oasis where guests can enjoy sensational food, great company and an unrivalled view of the breathtaking Coogee shoreline. A fun and relaxed social destination for the iconic beachside suburb, Coogee Pavilion Rooftop is home to four indoor and outdoor bars, a sweeping balcony and one of the best vantage points a Sydney venue has to offer.
The latest addition to the InterContinental Hotel Double Bay, Sake is sure to become the ‘go-to’ destination for Japanese food in the East. This Double Bay restaurant offers a bespoke menu featuring some of Sydney’s favourite dishes in a unique and vibrant setting. The restaurant also features a sushi counter and a traditional open plan Japanese Robata grill, with special binchoban charcoal that has been custom built for the restaurant.
Watch out for the opening of Chin Chin Sydney, the next instalment of the popular restaurant heralded by Chris Lucas. Rumours are that they are scouting for a Surry Hills or Bondi location – watch this space!
The Langham Sydney has recently reopened following a $30 million refurbishment. Renovation work has included a complete remodelling of the hotel’s lobby, dining areas, guestrooms and ballroom. Our favourite addition – the Langham Pink Taxi, available to transport guests locally in pink style!
The biggest development to hit Sydney is of course Barangaroo – the proposed waterside thriving public, residential and commercial precinct. The first building, Barangaroo South, is targeted for completion in 2015, offering an exciting new business, tourism, residential and retail precinct. Barangaroo Point, a grand harbour park with picnic areas, bush walks, tidal pools and a new cultural centre is also slated to open this year.
The next Merivale destination will be opening on Oxford Street, Paddington in June this year. Housed on the old Paddington Arms site, the restaurant will be headed up by Danielle Alvarez (ex Chez Panisse), offering a menu of traditional Thai street food.
This Double Bay institution is back with a new look and new menu. Offering a complete change to the previous fit-out; a new, leafy look has been introduced with interior design courtesy of Alex Zabotto-Bentley - think rough, raw and recycled wood, lush tropical greenery in abundant pots and soft leather banquettes under glass ceilings.
Quay’s Peter Gilmore and the Fink Group will be opening Bennelong in June 2015, which will include a signature Gilmore dining room and a less formal restaurant and bar on the upper level. With a focus on supporting local produce, the restaurant space will be completely refurbished with a brand new kitchen.