Applejack Hospitality Rides Into URBNSURF Sydney With Rafi

Cool Sh*t, Eat, Restaurants / 22 November 2023
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Applejack Hospitality Rides Into URBNSURF Sydney With Rafi

Cool Sh*t, Eat, Restaurants / 22 November 2023

Get ready to savour the surf.

Picture this: the rhythmic crash of waves, the salty breeze in the air, and the unmistakable aroma of delectable dishes. Welcome to URBNSURF Sydney, where the thrill of surfing converges with the artistry of dining, thanks to the visionary partnership between Applejack Hospitality and URBNSURF.

The partnership sees URBNSURF Sydney, the first-ever surf park in NSW set to open its doors in Autumn 2024, dancing with North Sydney’s RAFI to create a haven for those who love food and the sea. It’s not just a restaurant; it’s an experience. The architects at Luchetti Krelle are weaving coastal vibes into every nook, inspired by the laid-back allure of the Northern Rivers.

Renders of new RAFI x URBNSURF location.

Matias Cilloniz, the culinary virtuoso, steps into the role of Executive Chef extraordinaire, curating menus with freshness and seasonality. Think responsibly sourced seafood, veggies, and grass-fed beef and lamb, all kissed by the charcoal grill. The South Coast tuna, a crowd-pleaser from RAFI North Sydney, is set to make waves again.

For those sipping alongside their meal, Joe Worthington and Cameron Freno are orchestrating a cocktail menu that not only tantalizes taste buds but champions closed-loop sustainability. From Sub-Zero Oyster Martinis to Sub-Zero burnt butter and pecan Old Fashioneds, it’s a sip-worthy spectacle.

You can also dive downstairs to Sandy’s, the heartbeat of URBNSURF Sydney from sunrise to sundown. Barefoot or not, this casual surfside eatery invites you to savour the day. Breakfast boasts double-smoked crispy bacon and free-range egg rolls, while lunch and dinner bring forth crispy fish tacos and slow-cooked beef barbacoa burritos. It’s a love affair with organic, ethically sourced produce that transcends the ordinary.

RAFI_South Coast tuna with tomato, tahini & fragrant chilli oil.

Quench your surf thirst at the bar with frozen drinks, smoothies, Calibrate Coffee bean brews, and a tap lineup featuring beer, cocktails, and wine. Sandy’s isn’t just a pitstop; it’s a haven for wave watchers, surf spectators, and anyone seeking pre-surf fuel or post-surf snacks and sips.

But wait, there’s more! Applejack takes the reins of the ‘Surf Suite,’ a versatile events space catering to 120 surf enthusiasts. Cabanas poolside? Yes, please! Seven private havens for intimate gatherings, complemented by the Cabana Lawn’s expansive picnic space, alive with games, beanbags, and live music sessions.

And then, there’s ‘The Hill’ – an immersive event space by the lagoon, ready to host everything from live music and shows to unique sporting events. As URBNSURF Sydney takes shape, merging world-class waves with exceptional culinary adventures, it beckons as a must-visit destination for surfers and non-surfers alike.

The countdown is on, and the grand opening promises not just a surf park but a culinary journey that’s bound to please surfers and doggy paddlers alike.