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FOOD & DRINK

Here's What Is (and Will Soon Be) On the Menu at the New South Eveleigh Food Precinct

Including Matt Whiley and Maurice Terzini’s groundbreaking low-waste bar, and the latest venture from acclaimed chef Kylie Kwong.
By Libby Curran
April 17, 2021
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By Libby Curran
April 17, 2021
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Things are quickly heating up at Sydney's dynamic new food and drink precinct, as more and more hospitality gems open their doors within the former railway sheds of South Eveleigh. Mirvac's much-hyped redevelopment of the buildings along Locomotive Street has already welcomed a suite of new arrivals, with a stack of other high-profile launches planned for the coming months.

The development has seen the heritage spaces of what was once Sydney's industrial heartland all carefully transformed, forming both a technology and innovation hub and a vibrant destination for wining and dining. Recently opened within the precinct, you'll now find new food venues from a cast of local favourites — RaRa Chan is the latest from the RaRa crew, and the likes of Eat Fuh, Fishbowl, Bekya and Steve Costi's Famous Fish have all come to the party with their latest outposts.

The excitement continues with the hotly anticipated arrival of Matt Whiley (Scout) and Maurice Terzini's (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Ciccia Bella) groundbreaking new sustainability-focused bar, Re, which started welcoming in Sydneysiders on Tuesday, April 13. Housed in a cleverly refurbished former locomotive workshop, with most of its furniture and features crafted from recycled materials, this one's out to change perceptions and totally redefine the low-waste movement. Behind the bar, some of Sydney's top talent is whipping up a menu of innovative tipples — also guided by a strong sustainability focus — and there's a slew of luxe snacks to match.

Another imminent opening is that of fancy independent supermarket Romeo's Food Hall IGA, which is set to boast its own pizzeria, patisserie, sushi bar, roastery and florist. Following in the footsteps of Locali by Romeo's in the CBD, it'll launch on Wednesday, April 21.

As South Eveleigh's ambassador for food, culture and community, renowned chef Kylie Kwong (Billy Kwong) is also moving in, set to open her long-planned Cantonese-Australian eatery here in May. Initial plans for the venue outlined a menu filled with ingredients sourced from the nearby Yerrabingin Indigenous rooftop farm.

And, on the cards for later this year is the launch of a huge new sibling venue to The Grounds of Alexandria and The Grounds of the City — complete with a planned 200-seat dining precinct, and an espresso bar and coffee research lab.

Find the South Eveleigh food precinct at Locomotive Street, South Eveleigh.

Images: Kitti Gould

Published on April 17, 2021 by Libby Curran

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