Hot on the heels of celebrating four years of Riley Street Garage — no mean feat for an inner-city Sydney establishment — the Parlour Group has opened its highly anticipated new venture, Stanton & Co., in Rosebery's ever-swelling foodie precinct The Cannery.
The team behind the group's impressive venues like Surly's and Riley Street Garage has brought a new slew of Aussie-Japanese flavours to a heritage warehouse space. And it comes complete with a huge deck that's perfect for lazy afternoon sundowners.
The design team has taken cues from New York's Meatpacking District, as well as north American comfort, to create a space that is both industrial, welcoming and elegant. This is the second generation of Riley Street Garage for an up-and-coming community on the city fringe. And with neighbours like Three Blue Ducks, Da Mario and Archie Rose Distillery, the time for Rosebery is now — and Stanton & Co. is front-and-centre of this new food frontier.
And those sundowners. Confident of their sunny position and their tasty concoctions, team Stanton & Co. will serve cocktails in carafes and jugs, because who wants to leave the warm rays of the sun deck for a jaunt to the bar? That and a curated wine list and trim tap beer menu will help to wind down even the most stressed of the local worker folk.
While diners can expect a "definite comparison" to the cuisine at Riley Street Garage (any complaints? Didn't think so), Porteous, who's the lead curator of the menu, says there will be a fresh new focus, incorporating more raw fish.
"We will have quite a strong raw influence where we source the best sustainable seafood we can get our hands on," he says. "But it's about delivering it in a modern way, a creative way, a fresh and exciting way — like new-style sashimi and carpaccio. We're coming in to spring and summertime, so obviously it has got to be very catered towards light dishes, big flavours and fresh flavours."
For a closer look inside, check out our long-form feature on Stanton & Co.
Images: Kimberley Low.