Merivale Will Take Over the Food and Drink Offering at the Newly Revamped Allianz Stadium From This Month

Swap regular old pies for Totti's pasta — as well dumplings, oysters and negronis at the new Allianz Stadium.
Sarah Ward and Ben Hansen
Published on August 09, 2022

Stadium food isn't normally anyone's favourite part of footy or cricket, but that all changed late last year when Sydney hospitality giant Merivale announced it was moving into the Sydney Cricket Ground to take over the dining offering. For the past six months, dishes from acclaimed Merivale executive chefs such as Jordan Toft (Mimi's, Bert's Bar & Brasserie) and Dan Hong (Ms.G's, Mr. Wong) have been on offer at the ground, with the stadium even sporting pop-up Queen Chow, El Loco and Vinnie's Pizza outposts.

Now, with Allianz Stadium set to reopen its doors on Sunday, August 28 after its multimillion-dollar rebuild, Merivale is moving in next door and bringing a range of its top-notch eats to the new stadium as well. It was announced that Justin Hemmes and co would be running the food and beverage offerings out of the new Sydney Football Stadium when the original SCG deal was revealed last year, but we now have a heap of new details including an expansive list of vendors that will be setting up shop at the Moore Park ground.

Steven Woodburn

Queen Chow, El Loco, Vinnie's Pizza and Jimmy's Falafel will all be making their way over from the SCG. Joining them will be offerings from Totti's Pasta Bar, Bert's Bistro and Ms.G's.

Ms. G's will be serving up cheeseburger spring rolls, pork buns and salt and pepper squid; Totti's will be offering burrata and mortadella as part of its antipasti menu alongside fettuccine stracciatella and bolognese pappardelle; and Bert's will be taking the member's concourse to the next level with a truly luxurious menu featuring oysters, garlic butter lobster and wagyu sirloin bearnaise.

There's also an exciting new drinks offering that will add to the stadium experience for sports- and concert-goers. Spritzes and martinis from Bert's, negronis from Totti's and margaritas will be available to purchase alongside a selection of beers, wine and bubbly beverages.

Steven Woodburn

If you are still after burgers, hot dogs and hot chips — those trusty stadium faves — never fear, they'll still be available, too.

Merivale won the tender to become the SCG and SFS's exclusive hospitality experience partner for almost six years, with its tenure in the Moore Park precinct currently set to run until September 2027.

Allianz Stadium will officially reopen on August 28 with a free open day and an opening-night celebration featuring performances from Guy Sebastian and Baker Boy. From there, its first events will include NRL and A-League matches, international rugby and soccer games, and two official opening concerts from Grammy Award-winning international superstar Bruno Mars.

Steven Woodburn

Merivale's food and drink lineup will be available at the Sydney Football Stadium from its opening on Sunday, August 28.

Images: Phil Hillyard.

Published on August 09, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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