St Leonards will be the home of the highly anticipated second restaurant from Josh and Julie Niland, Petermen.
For lower North Shore locals, Petermen’s confirmed opening date couldn’t come soon enough. With the flagship Paddington restaurant selling out its 20 seats weeks in advance, the new 60-seater on St Leonard’s Chandos St will provide a more spacious dining table with menu offerings spread across brunch, lunch and dinner.
Brunch will offer an opportunity to re-introduce some of Josh’s favourites, such as; St. Helens Long Spine Sea Urchin Crumpet; the Ballina Spanner Crab Croissant; and Manjimup Marron Scrambled Eggs; whilst also featuring some new heroes including Smoked Murray Cod Bacon & Maple Pancakes.
Over the years, Josh’s name has become synonymous with sustainable and conscious cooking, not only utilising the whole fish to create innovative dishes, but also building close relationships with like-minded growers and producers, offering guests full transparency of provenance & supplier.
Petermen will continue to champion forward-thinking menus with an a la carte menu highlighting the very best Australian seafood and vegetables including a ‘preserved’ offering that showcases dishes like Port Lincoln Berrima Octopus & Espelette Pepper and Flinders Island Scallops & Tasmanian Horseradish both cured and cooked in oil.
Beyond the menu, the couple has once again worked with Aussie icon artist Ken Done whose work will adorn the walls as it does at Saint Peter. Likewise, the decor and interiors have been created by Julie Niland, showcasing a warm and welcoming ambience centred around a large open kitchen.
Petermen is set to open on February 23rd with reservations now open for bookings here. Missed out on an opening week reservation? Head in and grab a seat at the bar – exclusively reserved for walk-ins throughout dinner Monday & Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Lunch on Saturdays and Brunch on Sundays.