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

While Merivale continues to feed Sydneysiders with its Merivale at Home platform, the juggernaut hospitality group has now announced reopening dates for its expansive portfolio in response to the state’s easing of lockdown restrictions.

Aligned with the allowance of restaurants, bars and pubs to serve 50 guests at a time, Merivale is wasting no time reinvigorating their dozens of restaurants across Sydney, which will in turn bring back thousands of hospitality jobs which were in limbo due to lockdowns.

Reservations are now open at all of Merivale’s venues, although some of the larger spots like Coogee Pavilion and The Newport will be opening up their many sections in stages. Everything will be reopened by Friday 5th June, with The Newport’s entire complex being the last to return (Arms Bar will reopen a few days ahead of everything else).

“This is the best news we’ve had in months, and marks the real beginning to hospitality’s road to recovery”, said Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes. “I would like to commend the government who not only acted swiftly to protect our country, but who are now also doing everything they can to help us safely reopen doors and rebuild the industry.”

Although Hemmes admits that we are still not quite at the point where venues are operating at full capacity, the increase the 50 customers is a huge step forward for the industry’s essential recovery.

Merviale will continue with their “Merivale at Home” dining service, which allows diners to order almost-ready meals from several of the group’s flagship venues as well as beverage packs and restaurant-quality produce boxes. Takeaway will also remain available at venues like Mr. Wong, Coogee Pavilion, Totti’s (both of them), the newly opened Jimmy’s Falafel, Lotus 2.0, alongside the group’s own in-house delivery service run entirely by employees.

Merivale’s portfolio will reopen in stages across the next week. The full schedule can be found below.

Open Now
Bar Totti’s, Coogee Pavilion (ground floor), Jimmy’s Falafel, Mr. Wong, The Paddington

Monday 1st June
The Allawah, Angel Hotel, Establishment Main Bar, The Grand, Hotel CBD, The Newport (Arms Bar only), The Royal Bondi, The Royal George, Tennyson Hotel, Totti’s, Vic on the Park, Wynyard Hotel,

Tuesday 2nd June
El Loco Excelsior, Felix

Wednesday 3 June
The Beresford Hotel, Charlie Parker’s, Fred’s, Hotel Centennial, Lotus 2.0, mimi’s, Ms.G’s, Queen Chow Enmore, Una Mas

Thursday 4 June
The Collaroy, Bert’s, Little Felix, hemmesphere, Queen Chow Manly, sushi e

Friday 5 June
The Newport

All Merivale venue operations will be consistent with government mandated health and safety regulations, with the safety and comfort of its guests and staff paramount at all times. Additional venues and event spaces will open once the government moves into the third phase of its recovery plan.

All information can be found at

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.

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