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Just In: House Canteen Spearheaded by Matt Moran Is Set to Takeover Opera Kitchen

Neighbours to the much-loved Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen will be revamped by Matt Moran as an all-day, waterside venue.
By Ellen Seah
October 11, 2022
By Ellen Seah
October 11, 2022

The Opera House will welcome a new addition to its existing suite of waterside restaurants and bars, when House Canteen takes over Opera Kitchen on Thursday, 13 October. Headed up by Matt Moran in collaboration with hospitality giant Solotel (ARIA, Barangaroo House, Opera Bar), House Canteen offers a seasonal, pan-Asian menu underneath the iconic Opera House sails.

"It's hard to beat this waterside location at the Opera House," Moran says. "We're thrilled to continue being part of such an iconic location for our city with House Canteen. It's a relaxed and welcoming offering with plenty of crowd favourites on the menu."

Image: Alana Dimou

Sydney locals and interstate visitors will enjoy Single O coffee alongside pastries sourced from the city's best bakeries, while the lunch and dinner menu will run to an eclectic Asian-fusion offering. Sashimi and sticky chicken served with shallots and sriracha is a strong way to start, while a mix of steamed dumplings spanning prawn, vegetable, chicken and pork with chives is served with black vinegar and a hit of chilli oil.

A Japanese-style beef sando is paired with cabbage, kewpie and chips, and a range of lighter poke bowls rounds out the all-day offering. Mochi in matcha, strawberry, peach and tiramisu flavours are set to make an ideal post-show snack, too.

Image: Alana Dimou

Australian producers are championed throughout the curated wine list, but beers and a boutique selection of cocktails are also available. The native peach sour with St Agnes brandy, Disaronno amaretto, peach and egg white is a real highlight.

Image: Steven Woodburn

House Canteen will open on Thursday, October 13, Monday to Sunday from 7.30am–11.30pm. 

Top images: Steven Woodburn and Alana Dimou.

Published on October 11, 2022 by Ellen Seah
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