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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pier One Sydney Harbour Unveils the Gantry Restaurant & Bar

Hot on the heels of the announcement of appointing new Executive Chef, internationally renowned Chris Irving, Pier One Sydney Harbour has today confirmed Sydney's most anticipated new dining destination The Gantry Restaurant & Bar will open mid December. The release of the first images reveal what is set to be the most unique Sydney dining experience to open on the Harbour in recent years. The restaurant and bar present a stunning contemporary interpretation in keeping with the historic location in The Rocks, utilising materials which reflect the past as well as the latest in international styling.

The Gantry Restaurant & Bar, Pier One Sydney Harbour



The Gantry Restaurant & Bar harks back to the original structures on Pier One, which served to connect the city with North Sydney prior to the completion of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Whilst Pier One has always welcomed travellers to Sydney, today it serves both Sydney residents and a discerning international public alike.

A cultural hub rich in history as well as a vibrant harbourside setting, The Gantry Restaurant & Bar is located within Sydney's best-kept secret – Pier One Sydney Harbour hotel. Whilst Pier One has been adapted into a stunning hotel, neighbouring maritime wharves have become home to some of Sydney's most unique and inspiring performing arts theatres and venues including Sydney Theatre Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company.

Set to become the heart of the Walsh Bay precinct, The Gantry Restaurant & Barwill offer locals, artists and theatre-goers alike, an inviting and relaxed dining experience.

“The Gantry will be an incomparable indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar. It will blend contemporary design with the noble features of its past. As the signature restaurant of Australia's inaugural Autograph Collection hotel, we look forward to offering guests an unsurpassed dining and drinking experience combined with the finest views Sydney has to offer,” Owner Robert Magid commented.

The restaurant will embrace market-fresh and seasonal produce with a rustic and interactive flair. As the chefs prepare cold larder around the Chef's Table in the dining room, guests are invited to select their seafood from the seafood bar and watch the happenings of the larger open kitchen up close.

Designed by Bates Smart, with a portfolio including Neil Perry's Spice Temple and Gordon Ramsay Holding's Maze Melbourne, this is a restaurant made for guests to expect the unexpected. The interiors of The Gantry Restaurant & Barwill respect the personality of Pier One Sydney Harbour. Hand selected European furniture will be perfectly framed against the backdrop of the water with an overhanging pergola, and extensive outdoor landscaping and seating, inviting guests to relax, dine and enjoy the activities on the harbour.

“With our new internationally acclaimed Executive Chef at the helm, The Gantry will not only create an innovative, stylish and welcoming dining destination, but will be one of the most highly sought experiences in Sydney. Driven by authentic, market-fresh practices, we're delighted that guests are able to embrace an ambience where every element has a story to be told, carefully selected and thoughtfully prepared. Alongside the bar and restaurant, the soon to be announced new outdoor pier experience will ensure that every guest relishes the tranquil surrounds. It's all about nourishing your mind, body and spirit,” explains General Manager Kim Mahaffy.

About Chris Irving

Hailing from Canada, Pier One's highly acclaimed international Executive Chef Chris Irving possesses a diverse culinary background few can compare. Having cooked for Her Majesty The Queen of England, opened his own successful restaurant, sailed the seas as the Executive Chef on-board a private Super Yacht, had the great honour of trusted chef-consultant to the Spanish Royal Family, cooked alongside Gordon Ramsay for over four years earning his place in the spotlight and appointed as Private Chef to David & Victoria Beckham, and most recently was guest chef at Marriott Sukhumvit, Bangkok. In only nine years Chris has created an inspiring legacy, and he now has his sights set on Sydney.

“Australian agriculture and seafood has an undisputed reputation of being world class, so I am thrilled for this opportunity to be able to work in such a geographically dynamic location! My passion has always been regional, seasonal and sustainable; with focus on giving respect to individual ingredients. Allowing their amazing unique flavors to shine without overworking their natural integrity; whether it be an heirloom tomato or a hand-reared suckling pig. I thrive on cooking beautiful, uncomplicated, approachable food, and aspire to making rustic tradition relevant to contemporary life.”

About Pier One Sydney Harbour

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection offers an exclusive waterfront experience in the heart of one of the world's most glamorous destinations. The hotel is located within easy access to the historic Rocks precinct, Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and stylish shopping of Castlereagh St. The hotel'sGantry Restaurant & Bar offers alfresco dining on the Pier with the added element that guests can arrive in style by water taxi or by private yacht using the hotel's private pontoon. Travel by water also provides direct access to additional cultural attractions including the Botanic Gardens, King St Wharf, Darling Harbour, Lady Macquarie Steps, Manly and Watson's Bay. Pier One Sydney Harbour is steeped in history, being transformed from a working wharf to a cargo and passenger transit point to its stunning transformation into a hotel, where the historic details of its past have been intricately included into the modern and contemporary design that is Pier One Sydney Harbour today.

For more information please visit: http://www.pieronesydneyharbour.com.au, or explore our social media channel:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PierOneSydneyHarbour
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PierOneSydney
Instagram: http://instagram.com/pieronesydney

About Autograph Collection

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional.

For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit:

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/Autograph
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