Major redevelopment begins for iconic Sydney dining precinct

A complete transformation of one of Sydney’s most popular destinations, the Sydney Tower Dining precinct, is officially underway.

The major redevelopment will include significant upgrades to its two restaurants and the creation of an exciting new lounge bar.

This is the first major redevelopment of the three-level dining destination since operator Trippas White Group took over the Sydney Tower Dining venues in 2006.

A $12 million-dollar investment from Trippas White Group will see comprehensive upgrades to 360 Bar and Dining (level one) and Sydney Tower Buffet (level two), and the launch of a standalone bar experience on level three.

360 Bar and Dining (credit: Sander Dalhuisen)

Renowned Sydney design studio Loopcreative is working on the interiors, with each level to have its own distinct design and personality.

The bar, which replaces an existing events space on level three, will have the prestige of being the highest bar in Sydney at 245 metres above the CBD streets below. It will also take on a bold and cheeky retro look; a nod to the 1970s era when Sydney Tower was being realised.

The flagship and more premium restaurant offering, 360 Bar and Dining, will be a classically elegant restaurant during the day; and by night, a sophisticated, opulent space with Sydney sparkling at its feet. The search for an executive chef to steer the restaurant is currently underway.

On level two, the buffet dining area will be significantly refreshed with light and bright decor, introducing terracotta and blond-wood timbers along with all-Australian-designed and made furniture.

Sydney Tower Dining is known for offering a 360-degree view in slo-mo with both the restaurant and buffet levels taking diners on a revolving tour of the city.

Trippas White Group managing director Joseph Murray said: “Having brought innovative designs and food and beverage services to Sydney’s most iconic venues – including the Sydney Opera House, Botanic House, Terrace on the Domain and our QVB venues, Reign and Esquire – Trippas White Group is excited to now turn our creative flair to the magnificent Sydney Tower.

Trippas White Group MD Joseph Murray (credit: Steven Woodburn)

“Sydney Tower is truly an icon of the Sydney skyline, and holds a treasured place in the hearts of Sydneysiders and many local and international tourists.

“We’re thrilled to be building Sydney’s CBD entertainment and dining offerings by creating a world-class food and beverage destination.”

Sydney Tower Dining will reopen in late July 2020.

Featured image credit: Sander Dalhuisen. All photos supplied by Trippas White Group.