Kylie Kwong Is Opening a Cantonese-Australian Restaurant in Sydney's New South Eveleigh Precinct
The acclaimed chef will also act as the precinct's ambassador, leading a diverse lineup of food and cultural events throughout the year.
November 14, 2019
Sydney has had a saltbush cake-shaped hole since Kylie Kwong closed her Potts Point institution Billy Kwong in June. But, thankfully, Kwong is not quite done with our city. Today, it was announced that the famed chef will open her next venue within the huge new South Eveleigh precinct (formerly Australian Technology Park) — and that she'll also act as the precinct's ambassador.
Kwong's new restaurant is slated to open in late 2020. While details are quite slim at the moment, we do know it'll focus on Cantonese dishes made with native Australian ingredients — similarly to Billy Kwong. So, we can only hope he crispy saltbush cakes and steamed warrigal greens dumplings will be making a triumphant return.
We also know that the restaurant be smaller, slightly more casual and a daytime-focused venue. The chef will be working with and sourcing ingredients from the Yerrabingin Indigenous rooftop farm, too, which is run by Clarence Slockee and Christian Hampson and located just around the corner from the South Eveleigh hub.
In her duties as ambassador for the revitalised hub, set to be fully operational by 2021, Kwong will work to engage the local community through food, culture, events and other activations. As an ambassador for Carriageworks, the chef has curated night markets, held masterclasses and hosted Mad Mondays, a talk series that tackles the big issues in food, so expect Kwong to lead more of the same exciting events over at South Eveleigh.
Also announced as part of Mirvac's huge new South Eveleigh project is a mega-venue by The Grounds group. The property developer is comparing South Eveleigh to its other relatively new precinct, Tramsheds Harold Park. If the new food, retail and recreational precinct is going to be anything like its Forest Lodge counterpart, expect a heap more big names to be announced in the upcoming months.The retail and public space will include cafes, dining, wellness and pop-up events.
Kylie Kwong's South Eveleigh restaurant is slated to open in late 2020. The calendar of events will be announced early in the year.
Top images: South Eveleigh Precinct and Kylie Kwong