HOT OPEN­INGS

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Rosetta and Chin Chin mi­grate south Two of Mel­bourne’s most loved restau­rants are open­ing Syd­ney out­posts in the sec­ond half of 2017. Neil Perry’s Ital­ian fine diner ROSETTA is set to hit in Au­gust, while the more ca­sual CHIN CHIN is ru­moured to be tak­ing up res­i­dence in the his­toric Griffiths Tea build­ing in Surry Hills in Septem­ber, headed up by Graeme Hunt (pic­tured) of Spice Tem­ple Mel­bourne. chinch­in­restau­rant.com.au; rosettarestau­rant.com.au The Ge­orge on Collins Af­ter a $4-mil­lion ren­o­va­tion, Mel­bourne’s iconic GE­ORGES build­ing base­ment wel­comes din­ers from break­fast right through to late-night cock­tails. Head Chef Tom Brock­bank (for­merly ESTELLE BISTRO, POLLEN STREET SO­CIAL, NO. 8) is now plat­ing up a Euro­pean-in­flu­enced menu in­tended to be so­cially con­scious. In­trigu­ing. georgeson­collins.com.au Madame Shang­hai Syd­ney’s LO­TUS DIN­ING has opened a new Shang­hai street-food and dumpling house across from Hyde Park. Elud­ing to 1930s Shang­hai with luxe Chi­nois­erie ac­cents, the cock­tail bar takes full ad­van­tage of its park vis­tas. Chef Chris Yan’s menu is shaokao-style – that’s Chi­nese bar­be­cue to you – and full of heady spices. lo­tus­din­ing.com.au An­tipodean Two-hat­ted GASTRO PARK, the iconic Potts Point restau­rant, has changed tack en­tirely to be­come AN­TIPODEAN, a more wal­let-friendly diner with a huge fo­cus on Aus­tralian and New Zealand pro­duce and a more ap­proach­able food ethos. an­tipodean­restau­ran­tand­bar.com

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