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Chez Blue Is Bringing Approachable French Dining to Rozelle's Sackville Hotel

Say bonjour to Darling Street's new neighbourhood French diner with an ex-Bistro Moncur chef at the helm.
By Nishika Sharma
August 25, 2023
By Nishika Sharma
August 25, 2023

The charming suburb of Rozelle has truly found itself in the spotlight recently. The soon-to-open Fabbrica Bread Shop and Totti's third Sydney outpost settling into the area have labelled the burb as an upcoming hotspot. The next exciting addition to the Rozelle culinary scene is Chez Blue, a delightful French bistro on its way to Darling Street.

Due to open at the Sackville Hotel in late October, the 90-seat venue hopes to become a beloved neighbourhood staple by offering up a French take on casual dining in the Inner West. And, with ex-Bistro Moncur chef Mark Williamson leading the charge in the kitchen, you can expect top-notch French fare.

Expect to find an array of flavourful Parisian dishes, from famed classics to personal favourites from Williamson's repertoire.

"We'd love for Chez Blue to become somewhere locals happily dine at a couple of times a week because it's approachable and always delicious," said Williamson.

Chez Blue's Head Chef, Mark Williamson (ex-Bistro Moncur)

Chez Blue's Head Chef, Mark Williamson (ex-Bistro Moncur)

Chez Blue's venture into the Inner West comes as part of Solotel's plans to expand into newer but familiar territory. The neighbourhood's newcomer is the hospitality crew's first-ever solo restaurant endeavour, setting up shop at the beloved stalwart The Sackville Hotel.

"We want to bring back fond memories of dining on the streets of Paris, with warm service and an authentic French approach to relaxed dining," said Solotel's CEO Elliot Solomon. "Chez Blue is designed to be just as comfortable for a relaxed midweek dinner as a special weekend-long lunch catch-up with friends and family."

Currently, the site is undergoing work in preparation for its upcoming launch in late October.

Head Chef Mark Williamson alongside Solotel CEO Elliot Solomon.

Chez Blue is set to open in October at 599 Darling Street, Rozelle.

Published on August 25, 2023 by Nishika Sharma
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