Burger Project, Zumbo, Messina, and more for massive new Circular Quay precinct (Sydney)

Let’s be honest, Circular Quay has needed this for a very long time. Over 25 new venues are set to hit Sydney’s most iconic waterfront destination with a new $60 million DEXUS development titled Gateway Sydney, opening up in September as the area’s huge glass-fronted dining precinct set to rejuvenate and redefine the Alfred Street strip with three levels of light, airy design from architects Woods Bagot.

Neil Perry will be climbing on-board with a new incarnation of his Burger Project chain, sitting nicely along with Chat Thai, Gelato Messina and North Shore (and Randwick) favourite Four Frogs Creperie. No more will our dining options range from Maccas and Hungry Jacks to overpriced tourist traps, making way for a whole range of exciting new dining experiences ahead of the arrival of Sydney’s new light rail, which will service the area.

“The intent with Gateway Sydney was to open up the Circular Quay end of the CBD, which we have done with great respect to the existing environment, including the Heritage Listed Paragon Hotel and Jessie Street Gardens along Loftus Street”, said DEXUS Development Manager for City Retail Liann Lim. “The surrounds set a spectacular stage for a dramatic dining experience to unfold, with each of our retailers serving their dishes with an element of theatre”.

Also joining the ranks of those mentioned above will be a new outlet from Adriano Zumbo, dumpling hub Din Tai Fung, Indian Street Food eatery Bilu’s, Greek influenced Quay & Co, The Gozleme Co., 50-seat sushi train Hero Sushi, and Espresso Room – the Canberra-born caffeine stop that were last year’s winners of the World Barista championships. Perhaps one of the most exciting will be Popina, a 200-seat Mediterranean rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant by the teams behind Salt Meats Cheese and North Bondi’s superb Shuk.

For more information head to the official Gateway Sydney website HERE.

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Chris Singh

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