Merivale Is Launching A Japanese Hybrid Eatery With Good Luck Restaurant Lounge

Eat, Sydney / 13 December 2023

Our beloved Totti’s is getting a Japanese spin.

Mark your calendars, Sydney foodies, because 2024 promises a new culinary hotspot unlike any other. Hidden beneath the iconic Burns Philp & Co building on Bridge Street, Good Luck Restaurant Lounge is poised to open its doors, beckoning you into a world of vibrant flavours and avant-garde Japanese-inspired design.

Merivale Executive Chef Mike Eggert at Bondi With Wok

Conceptualised by Merivale’s renowned Executive Chef, Mike Eggert, Good Luck is a celebration of modern Japanese cuisine, infused with the playful spirit of the 1970s Tokyo underground scene. Imagine Totti’s, but with a dash of soy, dashi, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs, citrus, and chilli.

Eggert, who honed his craft at Sydney’s beloved Billy Kwong, is no stranger to pushing culinary boundaries. His previous pop-up, Good Luck Pinbone, captivated audiences with its unique fusion of Italian and Chinese influences. With Good Luck Restaurant Lounge, he takes his culinary exploration to a whole new level, drawing inspiration from the vibrant and experimental spirit of Tokyo’s culinary landscape.

Merivale Good Luck Restaurant Lounge Render Of Dining Room

While no final menu or design elements have been shared yet, Merivale has released renders of the upcoming venue that reference a time capsule, immersing you in the rebellious and avant-garde spirit of 1970s Tokyo. Feature embellishments of the establishment include large seafood tanks, reminiscent of bustling markets, two fully stocked wine rooms, an enigmatic bar and private and semi-private dining rooms for a more intimate affair.

Good Luck Restaurant Lounge is set to open in early 2024 at 11 Bridge Street, Sydney.