Coming Soon: North Sydney Is Set to Score a Huge Hospitality Precinct Starring Four Exciting Eateries

In June, North Sydney will welcome a Japanese izakaya, an artisanal providore, an LA-inspired all-day eatery and a three-in-one dining spot.
Nishika Sharma
April 03, 2024

Sydneysiders residing across the bridge no longer have to trek far and wide to enjoy some of the city's finest culinary offerings. Instead, North Sydney residents will soon find three new eateries and a gourmet grocer, all located just a short walk from the new Metro station, on Walker Street. Etymon Projects is behind the precinct, which is set to open around mid-June.

"What opening Poetica bar + grill in North Sydney and Loulou in Milsons Point has shown us is that there's a real appetite for more hospitality this side of the bridge," said Lisa Hobbs, CEO of Etymon Projects.

"North Sydney has a great buzz to it, and we see this growing especially with the Metro opening later this year."

Paolo Saccone, Neil Leo, Lisa Hobbs and Sebastien Lutaud from Etymon Projects.

So, what exactly is on offer at this hospitality-focused venture? If you're after contemporary Japanese dining, Genzo has got you covered. The izakaya will hero Japanese wines, raw dishes and kushiyaki (skewers), with the addition of noodles, sake, and balanced cocktails to complete the menu. Plus, its dark interiors are set to star splashes of neon to liven the space.

Sol bread + wine will operate as a day-to-night spot — so, as a bakery, a cafe and a wine bar. The precinct's three-in-one locale will sling baked goods and cafe-style sandwiches by morning, then pair top tipples with snack plates by afternoon.

For all things artisanal, you'll be heading to Una, a sister location of Loulou in Milsons Point. From charcuterie essentials, fresh pasta and spices to parfait and pate courtesy of its sibling venue, Una will be the one-stop shop for gourmet goods. Plus, it'll even boast an array of wines, gifts and its own homewares range.

Render of Soluna in soon-to-cme North Sydney hospo precinct.

Rounding out the precinct's upcoming offerings is Soluna, a Los Angeles-inspired all-day diner with an approachable menu of seafood, pasta and grill-style snacks. The venue will centre around casual dining, providing a bar space for post-work drinks, a separate lounge, and a large dining area fit for everything from dinner dates to power lunches and family gatherings.

"We see the precinct becoming a lower north shore go-to for fresh, artisan breads and pastries, gourmet deli goods, and dining," said Sebastien Lutaud, the director of culinary at Etymon.

Render of Una Providore in soon-to-come North Sydney hospo precinct.

North Sydney's new hospitality precinct will open at 168 Walker Street, North Sydney in mid-June 2024 — we'll update you when a specific date is announced.

Published on April 03, 2024 by Nishika Sharma
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