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WELCOME MR. WONG – Classic Canton meets contemporary Asia at Sydney CBD’s newest late-night dining hot-spot

There’s a lot of buzz in and around Sydney about a new eatery in town! Mr. Wong, a Cantonese-style restaurant, which opened its doors in August this year. Sprawled over two levels, the 240 seater Mr. Wong located in Bridge Lane, serves traditional and modern Cantonese for both lunch and dinner until 2am. (This pleases Sydney Social 101 very much, there are Thai’s aplenty in Sydney, Cantonese establishments are sadly lacking!)

Heading up the kitchen are culinary stars Dan Hong (Ms.G’s, El Loco) and Jowett Yu (Ms.G’s), injecting their wealth of experience and renowned knack of creative gastronomy alongside Eric Koh (Hakkasan, London) who preside over the Dim Sum Bar. This impressive trio spent six months developing and perfecting the menu, inspired by their individual life experiences growing up in Asia, authentic local street food and classic favourites.

The end result is over 60 distinctly Cantonese dishes including Chinese roasted duck (ahmazzzinnnggggg!), faux shark fin soup and abalone served steamboat style – all with Hong and Yu’s unique take on flavours and presentation – as well as an unrivalled dim sum selection created by Koh.

Mr. Wong is one of the largest restaurants in the northern end of the Sydney CBD, offering a range of dining options varying from private dining rooms and large group tables, through to intimate tables for two and seating at the open kitchen. Located within an easy walk of trains, buses and parking stations, it’s perfectly placed for a quick lunch time snack, pre and post theatre suppers, late night dining, large celebratory events and family get-togethers.

Set within the existing raw fabric of the old Tank Nightclub, Mr. Wong embodies the elegance of 1930s Shanghai, infused with a modern essence. Layered with timeless colonial furnishings such as timber floors with tiled inlay, bamboo framed French woven chairs and slow turning ceiling fans, the restaurant pays homage to classic influences from the era in a contemporary style.

Mr. Wong was conceptualised by Merivale CEO, Justin Hemmes, and brought to life by a design team consisting of Sibella Court, Bettina Hemmes, Dreamtime Australia and Justin himself.

Mr. Wong is the third venue Merivale has opened in 2012 and joins the notable Establishment portfolio which celebrates its 12th birthday this year. As one of Sydney’s most inspired and expansive venues, Establishment has long held a reputation with travellers and locals alike for providing a diverse range of bars and dining options set within the timeless building.

Mr. Wong will take bookings for lunch, as well as group bookings of six or more for dinner.

Mr. Wong
3 Bridge Lane, Sydney
For reservations, please call: 02 9240 3000
www.merivale.com.au/mrwong

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