Sydney’s newest dining precinct, Walker Street, located in North Sydney is now open, with four new venues led by former Sepia chef, Rhys Connell. With a stellar resume that includes The Gantry and Society, Connell will now oversee Sol, Una, Soluna, and Genzo. This new lineup of venues in North Sydney is bound to get traffic crossing the bridge!

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Genzo, a contemporary Japanese dining experience with a twist, features an open kitchen with a robata grill, a 28-seater cocktail and sake bar, and a dining area for 90 that extends to an outdoor terrace. The restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere is enhanced by LED lighting and artwork by Tokyo artist Masanori Ushiki. Genzo offers a $35 express lunch from Tuesday to Friday, featuring noodle dishes, robatayaki skewers, and Japanese sodas. For larger groups, a six-course share-style menu is available for $95 per person, showcasing the best of Genzo. 

North Sydney’s Walker Street Precinct Genzo

Una is a new local favourite, offering a haven for food enthusiasts with its range of house-made and expertly sourced gourmet products. This neighbourhood providore is brimming with local and international cheeses, charcuterie, house-made pastas, condiments, boutique wines and spirits. The store also features a variety of gourmet sausages, tinned seafood, and cured meats, all sliced to order. Additionally, Una sources delicacies like chicken liver parfait and terrine from its sister venue, Loulou Boulangerie and Traiteur. Future plans include offering weekly vegetable boxes complete with recipes from the precinct’s chefs.

North Sydney’s Walker Street Precinct Providore

Soluna brings a slice of Los Angeles to North Sydney. This 200-seater venue exudes relaxed coastal vibes with its lush greenery, sheer curtains, and eclectic furniture. Soluna offers three distinct experiences: a vibrant 60-seater indoor and outdoor bar for cocktails, a spacious 110-seater dining area perfect for long lunches or dinners, and a cosy 30-seater lounge ideal for enjoying wine and snacks. The venue’s design, with curved joinery, marble tabletops, and a soothing colour palette, creates a welcoming atmosphere for any occasion.

North Sydney’s Walker Street Precinct Soluna

Sol Bread & Wine is a versatile spot that transitions from a bustling bakery in the morning to a cosy wine bar by afternoon. Head baker Brendon Woodward, who also leads Loulou Boulangerie, offers a range of artisan breads and pastries. Sol’s breakfast menu invites guests to indulge in freshly baked goods, while the afternoon and evening menu features an array of local wines. The venue’s 40-seater space, both indoor and outdoor, provides a relaxed setting to enjoy your baked goodies.

North Sydney’s Walker Street Precinct Sol Bread