Neri & Hu have created a Sydney outpost for Jason Atherton’s growing restaurant empire inside a former brewery.
Kensington Street Social opened this week inside The Old Clare Hotel, housed within the listed Carlton United Brewery building in the city’s Chippendale area.
‘People say Chippendale is like the Shoreditch of Sydney,’ the Michelin-starred chef told Australia’s Good Food site. ‘I want it to be fun eating here.’
Like the industrial aesthetic of many Shoreditch haunts, Kensington Street Social’s design pays tribute to its building’s heritage. Shanghai-based Neri&Hu have left many of the brewery’s original features, including concrete pillars and exposed brickwork, on show.
The two-level, 120-cover restaurant, which will be serving British-Mediterranean cuisine, brings the global tally of Atherton eateries to 19. He will also be opening a Japanese restaurant in London’s Clerkenwell this March.