Sofitel Sydney Wentworth seeks to reinvent hotel dining through latest culinary partnership

by Ruth Hogan

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is set to introduce a four-venue food and beverage precinct, in partnership with House Made Hospitality, that aims to raise the standard of hotel dining.

Featuring two restaurants and two bars, offering a variety of unique experiences, the new culinary experience aims to draw the

“Our ambition is to set a new standard for Australia’s hotel dining scene by offering a world-class variety of venues all located in the one luxury destination,” said Sofitel Sydney Wentworth General Manager, Sam Panetta.

“In addition to the two restaurants and two bars, hotel guests will further benefit from elevated food and beverage services with breakfast and in-room dining also curated by House Made Hospitality.

“With this groundbreaking partnership, we will be able to offer something truly unique, that redefines luxury hotels and hospitality.”

The new venues include a 110-capacity, ground floor Australian seafood grill; a ground floor bar that celebrates Australian native ingredients, flavours, and nostalgic storytelling; a French-Vietnamese restaurant set in a grandiose dining room on Level 5; and a rooftop terrace bar of the same theme, bringing together classic French drinking styles with vibrant Vietnamese flavours and ingredients.

“We already have quite a few venues nearby, so we know this section of the CBD pretty well and feel these four new venues within this historic landmark building will be a great addition to the buzzy Bligh Street precinct,” said House Made Hospitality Director, Justin Newton.

“The owners have given us the unique opportunity to create, launch and run these venues as part of the House Made Hospitality family, and we’re excited to open them in line with the upcoming hotel refurbishment.”

The F&B partnership comes as an expansive AU$60 million refurbishment, led by architecture and interior design firm Fender Katsalidis, gets underway at the hotel.

Set for completion in the third quarter of 2024, the refurbishment encompasses all 436 guest rooms and suites, club lounge, lobby entrance, wellness and fitness centre, and 15 event spaces.