Now Open: Fior Is Gymea's New Modern Italian Restaurant from the Crew Behind Jane and Arthur

Fior is the Sutherland Shire's new Italian-Australian restaurant with a share-focused menu, sophisticated fitout and roving gelato cart.
Nishika Sharma
Published on May 10, 2024

Calling all local foodies — Fior is the new Italian gem that's serving up an Australianised menu in the Sutherland Shire. Restauranteurs Tristan Rosier and Rebecca Fanning, the duo behind Surry Hills haunts Jane and Arthur, helm the venue, which opened its doors on Thursday, May 2.

Thanks to the arrival of this Gymea restaurant, Sutherland Shire locals no longer need to cross the bridge for sophisticated dining and top-tier tiramisu. Housed inside the historic digs of an old clock tower — and conveniently a short walk from Gymea station — Fior's modern outpost and Italian-Australian offerings level up the area's food and drink scene.

Food spread from Fior in Gymea.

"We want to create a dining destination that is fun, exciting, and always revolves around our guests' experience," said Rosier.

The 120-seater joint features a share-focused menu, with the space's elegant design curated to accommodate larger groups and celebratory occasions. Peruse Fior's selection of dishes and you'll find modernised variations of Italian classics curated by Rosier and Head Chef Will Lawson, with local produce taking centre stage.

The antipasti selection will change seasonally, but you can expect dishes such as oysters, freshly made focaccia, calamari fritto, mortadella from LP's Quality Meats, and saison pork and pepper berry salami, to name a few. Highlights from the mains include the pesto-coated mafalde corte with stracciatella, the prawn and chilli gnocchetti sardi, and the tender chicken with radicchio and balsamic.

Pesto-coated mafalde corte with stracciatella and pork and fennel sausage ragu pappardelle from Fior in Gymea.

The dessert ranges from a creamy tiramisu to a light panna cotta with a rhubarb syrup, a coffee-fuelled affogato, and the star of the selection: a roaming gelato and sorbet cart. Served tableside, you can pick from four of the rotating flavours on offer, which include classics like chocolate, hazelnut, lemon, pistachio, and even rhubarb or melon.

Fior's cocktail list follows suit, with a fruity spin on the beloved Aperol spritz, a coconut- and cucumber-fused margarita, and a reimagined espresso martini starring dulce de leche.

As for the venue itself, Luchretti Krelle has co-designed Fior's fitout. Upon visiting, you'll spot a relaxed open kitchen with a bar, breezy terrace and streams of natural light brightening the space. Plus, the kitchen even boasts a hefty pasta extruder that pumps out massive 18 kilograms of pasta per hour.

Interior shot of Fior in Gymea.

"The trust our local community has in us to deliver a quality experience makes us want to work harder to ensure Fior exceeds expectation," said Rosier.

The popular spot recommends securing a booking, but walk-ins are more than welcome if you decide to drop by for a spontaneous long lunch or intimate dinner.

Fior's rhubarb panna cotta.

Pesto-coated mafalde corte with stracciatella being cooked at Fior in Gymea.

Fior's chicken main dish.

You'll find Fior at Shop 2 of 752-756 Kingsway in Gymea, open from 4pm–10pm Tuesday–Thursday, 11.30am–11.30pm Friday–Saturday and 11.30am–10pm on Sunday.

Published on May 10, 2024 by Nishika Sharma
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