Time Out says
The landmark historic façade once housed the Menzies Hotel – and this year, it's set to get a slick transformation
Not content with its existing portfolio of Sydney's buzziest venues – we're talking the Dolphin, Harpoon Harry’s and Bondi Beach Public Bar – hospitality magnate the Point Group is now set to take over the heritage façade of the historic Shell House in Sydney's CBD, with the new premises opening later in 2021.
Plans are already underway to transform the sandstone building – an exemplar of interwar architecture, with its nods to the Venetian townhouses of the Italian Rennaissance – into a multi-level dining hub.
Downstairs, you'll find the Menzies Bar, a bar and bistro which pays homage o the building's history as the Menzie Hotel, which is set to open in July 2021. On the ninth floor, you'll find the indoor and outdoor Shell House Dining Room and Terrace and the Shell House Sky Bar will perch on the tenth. Both are due to open in October of 2021 – just in time for summer. But the building's pièce de résistance? Its hallmark 400-tonne clock tower, which you can get a decent view over if you're dining on the rooftop – and rumour has it that you'll even be able to grab a drink inside.
Catch a glimpse of the still-developing Shell House at 2 Carrington Street, Sydney.