Luke Mangan is set to open a brand new venue in Waterloo, Sydney on the 15th of February.
The new venue will take up residence within the site currently occupied by Mangan’s New York inspired wine bar MOJO, which is slated to relocate to the CBD later this year.
“MOJO has a big city vibe that belongs in the CBD, while Luke’s Kitchen is a true neighbourhood eatery,” Mangan said.
He described the new venue as “unpretentious” and “comfortable”.
The Waterloo space has undergone a facelift to inject new energy and a pop of colour into the inner-city hub.
“It’s a place where guests can swing down for a glass of wine and oysters, or the works. We’re here for everyone,” he said.
A contemporary palette of earthy green and blush pink is the backdrop to warm pendant lighting, and retro finishes including a beaded curtain and a floral screen.
Flexible seating now includes a new window benchtop looking onto leafy Danks Street (perfect for weekend brunches), spacious wooden tables, and a bar.
The back portion of the restaurant has been transformed into a dedicated function space with an open-style kitchen, able to cater for events large and small.
The menu will span moreish snacks, share-friendly plates and sides with modern Australian influence, as well as a few Mangan classics given a twist.
A daily specials list rounds out the offering, including whole fish and hearty roasts for two, carved at the table.