Merivale favourite Uccello will reopen this month under new chef Nigel Ward

October 7, 2020

With the sun now springing from its winter hideout, Merivale is bringing back one of the group’s long-standing favourites, poolside Italian restaurant Uccello. Now helmed by young chef Nigel Ward, ivy pool’s popular hotspot will reveal a swift renaissance, shifting its attention to the Amalfi coast as a new menu takes its cues from the […]

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Merivale At Home to launch in Melbourne with Totti’s, Mr. Wong and more

July 21, 2020

When Merivale launched its at-home dining business “Merivale At Home” earlier this year, it gave locked-down Sydneysiders the opportunity to experience some of the city’s best venues without leaving their house. Now it seems the delivery platform has given the juggernaut hospitality group a somewhat modular in design, allowing Justin Hemmes to expand his empire […]

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Sydney restaurant Felix has put together the perfect Bastille Day delivery box

July 9, 2020

If diving into rich and creamy French onion soup, sending your tastebuds on a vacay to Rhône Valley, and crunching the juices out of duck confit sounds like your idea of a good time, then you’re going to love Bastille Day this year. France’s national day is always an exciting time across the world, but […]

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Recipe: Dan Hong’s Lamb Dumplings with sesame sauce and chilli oil

June 25, 2020

Renowned for his work at Sydney favourites like Mr Wong, Lotus, El Loco and Ms. G’s, Merivale’s Dan Hong enjoys a reputation like very few culinary masterminds in Australia. Here, the acclaimed chef supplies us with one of his childhood recipes. The local Chinese dish formally known as Shephard’s purse dumplings has been passed down […]

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Merivale to reopen all restaurants, pubs and bars within a week

May 28, 2020

While Merivale continues to feed Sydneysiders with its

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More Merivale restaurants join group’s growing takeaway portfolio

May 18, 2020

Merivale’s newly formed “Just in Delivery” service is slowly bringing some of the group’s most popular venues back to life, offering menus so diners can enjoy almost-ready meals from the comfort of their homes. The new menus take in the likes of Bar Totti’s, Lotus 2.0, Mr Wong, Coogee Pavilion, and Merivale newcomer Jimmy’s Falafel, […]

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Totti’s is now doing takeaway, and yes that puffy woodfired bread is on the menu

March 30, 2020

Totti’s has become somewhat of a phenomenon for Merivale, swiftly rising to become a dining institution thanks largely to their famously charred woodfired flatbread. Now, Totti’s has joined the chorus of restaurants around the world cutting dine-in options to adapt to social distancing measures. The beloved Bondi local will be doing takeaway from The Bottle […]

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Finally: Merivale’s ambitious plans for Coogee Pavilion’s Middle Floor

December 9, 2019

Merivale’s Coogee Pavilion has been a tremendous success over the past few years, but there’s always been one giant chunk of the beachside venue missing. The middle floor of this multifaceted venue always felt like a lull when making the short climb to that gorgeous rooftop – no more. No stranger to ambition, Justin Hemmes […]

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Six things to do in Sydney over the next few weeks: September-October 2019

September 3, 2019

A bit of Santa Monica at one of Sydney’s best hotels, a brand new luxury buffet, a vintage Paris-inspired wine bar and an immersive dessert wonderland. These are just a few of things locals and visitors can expect in Sydney over the next few weeks, popping up as the weather (hopefully) warms up for spring. […]

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Merivale has launched a tightly curated online bottle shop

July 11, 2019

Those discerning folk at Merivale have taken the celebrated wine retail experience at CBD hotspot Palings Lane and reimainged it as an online service simply dubbed The Bottle Shop. Pulling on the experience and curatorial knowhow of the group’s Master Sommeliers, this online shop will feature an exclusive range of wine, beer and spirits (with […]

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Every single drink at every single Merivale venue is half price through June

May 21, 2019

After a very successful debut last year, Sydney hospitality juggernaut Merivale have decided to once again toast to the start of winter by shaving 49% off the top of all drink prices across their many venues. All bars and pubs falling under the Merivale banner, including Bar Topa, Bert’s Bar, Coogee Pavillion bar, ivy Pool […]

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“Kingdom of Rice” is Merivale’s new pop-up Cambodian diner in Mascot

October 29, 2018

Merivale have stepped into the widely underutilised (in Sydney) realm of Cambodian cooking with the new Kingdom of Rice, the group’s latest pop-up packed with flavour and colour. It follows the widely acclaimed Dirty Italian Disco as Merivale’s second pop-up at their Tennyson Hotel in Mascot, helmed by the same culinary minds behind ACME – […]

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

July 15, 2018

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 […]

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Merivale’s long-awaited The Collary is now open (Sydney)

May 27, 2018

After an extensive remix to a beachside classic, Merivale have finally unveiled their second epic Northern Beaches hub with The Collaroy. We’ve already seen what the juggernaut hospitality group are capable of with The Newport, so this long standing waterfront pub should easily go down as one of this year’s biggest openings. Keeping the local […]

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

May 15, 2018

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 […]

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

May 8, 2018

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 […]

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

April 15, 2018

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 […]

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Merivale will close Manly’s Papi Chulo to make way for a new Queen Chow (Sydney)

April 8, 2018

Merivale will say goodbye to Manly Wharf’s beloved Papi Chulo on Sunday 29 April, to make way for Queen Chow in the coming months. With Queen Chow’s Enmore location an undeniable hit for the hospitality group, the crew will be swapping those waterfront meat sweats for Cantonese cuisine. “We have had a lot of fun at […]

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

February 8, 2018

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 […]

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

January 28, 2018

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 […]

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

January 23, 2018

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 […]

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

January 22, 2018

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 […]

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The Newport welcomes Bert’s Brasserie and Bar this Summer (Sydney)

December 20, 2017

The expansive grounds of The Newport is set to become even more elegant with the inclusion of Bert’s, Merivale’s newest brasserie and bar. Inspired by grand hotel dining rooms of the 1930s, Bert’s aims to capture the easy air of Sydney’s Northern beaches with a hint of whimsical nostalgia. An all-star line-up of hospitality talent will […]

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All-star Merivale team lead the newly reopened Hotel Centennial (Sydney)

December 20, 2017

The latest piece to the Merivale empire, Hotel Centennial, has finally opened under the tutelage of The Paddington’s Ben Greeno, Fred’s Danielle Alvarez and Head Chef James Evangelinos. With their love of local produce and talent for restrained simplicity, Greeno and Alvarez have crafted a menu shaped by Mediterranean sensibilities. “This is a nod to […]

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The chefs behind Pinbone are opening an American-style Italian diner with Merivale (Sydney)

October 17, 2017

Sydney chef duo Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman are two names which are always welcome at any table in Sydney, stemming from their time running the city’s hugely popular Pinbone before closing up shop in 2015. Since then they’ve been spotted in and around the likes of 10 William Street and their own Kensington restaurant, […]

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Marrickville’s Vic on the Park has been sold to Merivale

October 10, 2017

It seems since moving into Enmore with the Queens Hotel, Justin Hemmes and his hospitality empire have furthered their interest in Sydney’s inner-west. Now Merivale have added another local icon to their expansive portfolio, buying up Marrickville’s beating heart: Vic on the Park. This brings plenty of potential to Merivale’s love of constant big-ticket events […]

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Merivale’s The Paddington is going Cuban for a limited time only (Sydney)

September 25, 2017

Celebrating the people and street culture of modern Cuba, Merivale will be using The Paddington to host a temporary transformation, filled with Que Bola feasts and Havana club cocktails. Across three nights, the popular Paddington gastropub will be taking on the character often credited to Cuba’s festive hospitality scene, with the crux of celebrations happening […]

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Merivale have opened their very first flower shop (Sydney)

September 18, 2017

Adding a bit of colour to the already energetic scene in the famed ivy laneway, Merivale have unveiled something a bit different from the usual big-ticket food and drink opening. Now standing right next to Lorraine’s Patisserie is the hospitality group’s first ever flower shop, Pailings Flowers, opened just in time to spring with a […]

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The Collaroy acquired by Merivale (Sydney)

August 28, 2017

Along with Papi Chulo in Manly and The Newport in Pittwater, The Collaroy is now under the ownership of Merivale as they advance their Northern Beaches portfolio. Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale, says, “The Collaroy is in a truly spectacular location, with sweeping views of the ocean and sand literally at its door step. This […]

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An American-style Italian pop-up is coming to The Tennyson Hotel (Sydney)

August 17, 2017

Merivale, who acquired The Tennyson Hotel in December 2016, have announced their pursuit of “warehouse Italian” will be taking over what is currently the venue’s drive-in bottle shop for six months, crafting what will be titled “Mr. Liquor Dirty Italian Disco”. It will be a joint effort between Sydney chefs Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman, […]

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