We're heading steadily towards the end of the year now, and when we get there, Barangaroo will have another new restaurant for us. It's the most anticipated one of the lot, too: Matt Moran's three-storey bowl-shaped restaurant. Barangaroo House, as it's now been named, has been three years in the making (we wrote about it all the way back in 2014), and now it's set to open in December this year.
Designed by architects Collins and Turner, the venue will be constructed of three levels that represent three shallow bowls, all of which have been designed to feature greenery. The ground level will be a bar (with a bar food offering), the first floor the more-formal restaurant, and the top level a snazzy rooftop terrace, capitalising on the right-there views of Darling Harbour.
It's not Moran's first rodeo, by any means; along with his hospitality group Solotel he's also got a veritable buffet of venues throughout the country to his name such as Aria, Chiswick, Opera Bar and a slew of pubs. This latest venture, like many of his others, will showcase contemporary Australian cuisine — helmed by chef Cory Campbell, who has a resume that includes Noma and Vue de Monde.
"We share the same philosophy of a strong sense of place and he brings a wealth of experience from cooking in some of the world's best kitchens," says Moran of Campbell.
The colossal Barangaroo House will join the also-huge restaurant and dessert bar 12-Micron, as well as a whole heap of eateries that have set up at the Streets of Barangaroo over the last year or so. Stay tuned for details of the opening — we'll keep you updated with an opening date and what to expect.
Barangaroo House is set to open in December 2017. We'll keep you updated on developments, and you can check out barangaroohouse.com.au.