James Metcalfe expands portfolio with a new all-day Italian restaurant

Drink, Eat / July 17, 2019

Introducing Freddie Green’s, the new Italian restaurant set to open in Sydney’s redeveloped Green Square.

James Metcalfe is a highly influential figure in the hospitality scene. Working in both double hatted and Michelin star restaurants across the globe, he now fronts JRM Hospitality as well as wine bar and eatery Saint George and W&Co Coffee Shop & Catering.

In his latest move, he has now announced the launch of a new Italian restaurant to open in Sydney’s revitalised Green Square. Situated on O’Riordan Street, Freddie Green’s will serve as a casual community hangout for locals in the newly developed area, where they they can pop in for a morning coffee, or stay for a long and leisurely Italian feast.

Slated to open in September, James Metcalfe remarks that “Freddie Green’s will be a destination for big flavour Italian dishes made with great produce. We want to provide the Green Square community with a little taste of Italy in their own backyard.”

Following a recent trip to central Italy, Metcalfe’s menu takes its inspiration from the Roman classics. Pizzas with fairly modest toppings take pride of place, as do pastas and a tight list of protein based dishes.

As for the name of the venue, Metcalfe’s inspiration came from Frederick Green, the Lord Mayor of Alexandria in the 1930s and 1940s. Green was an instrumental figure in the development of the area, and consequently, Green Square was named in his honour. Freddie Green’s is a light-hearted yet respectful nod to the man behind one of Sydney’s most progressive suburbs.

Freddie Green’s will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week and will also offer room service to guests staying at Veriu Green Square. Be sure to watch this space for more information.

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