Set on a mission to reinvent the wheel of Australian cuisine, Penelope’s has found a home in the heart of Sydney. Led by owner and Executive Chef Cuong Nguyen (ex-Hello Auntie), this vibrant restaurant is dedicated to reflecting the city’s multicultural landscape through an innovative menu, fantastic cocktail list and luxe dining experience.
To tackle the task, Nguyen has pulled together a star-studded backing team featuring Head Chef Bremmy Setiyoko (ex-Spice Temple, Sepia) and General Manager Lee Potter Cavanagh.
“We thrive on diversity and various culinary influences from around the world,” says Nguyen. “Don’t call us ‘fusion’ at Penelope’s; we’re simply passionate about sharing our authentic Aussie experience.”
Drawing influence from the plethora of cultures within the city — including Nguyen’s own Vietnamese heritage and his exposure to the culinary landscape of the Inner West — Penelope’s highlights Mediterranean, Asian and modern Australian flavours with creative flair and a big focus on flavour.
The new 132-seater is located in Quay Quarter Tower on Bridge Street. The space features a sleek bar, a breezy balcony dining area and plush lounges through the interior dining room. The Harbour Bridge-facing venue spotlights the iconic landmark thanks to panoramic views from every seat.
As for the menu, Penelope’s offers a diverse range of eats meticulously crafted by Setiyoko alongside a wine list curated by Potter Cavanagh.
“I’m excited to create something fresh…