Closing time: the Bridge Room moves on

Closing time: the Bridge Room moves on

It’s one of Sydney’s favourite fine-dining venues but chef Ross Lusted and his wife and business partner Sunny Lusted have called time on the Bridge Room.

The Bridge Street, Sydney, venue has been a favourite of the dining community and critics for eight years, but the couple have decided to jump to a large new project. Details on that venture will be announced shortly but it is believed to be a large restaurant in the CBD.

“The Bridge Room has been a true labour of love and we feel so honoured to have connected deeply with our diners,” says Sunny.

Ross Lusted in Paddington last year. Image: Jiwon Kim for Local East

Ross Lusted in Paddington last year. Image: Jiwon Kim for Local East

“We have been blessed with so many loyal guests that have dined with us regularly throughout the years and an incredible team who have contributed to the fabric of what The Bridge Room is.”

The Lusteds will leave the Fink Group with whom the restaurant was in joint venture partnership in the closure.

“We can’t thank Leon (Fink) and the whole Fink Family enough for their incredible support, collaboration and love during our partnership.,” Sunny says. “We will always consider the Finks our extended family and wish them the greatest success for the future.”

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with Sunny and Ross and what they have achieved over the last eight years. We couldn’t be more excited for them as they embark on their next project and we wish them all the best,” says Leon Fink, chairman of the Fink Group.

The closure is a blow to lovers of fine dining in Sydney who already have a shrinking pool of restaurants to enjoy. The Bridge Room, along with its sister restaurants, Quay and Bennelong, was one of the few remaining fine-diners in a city now dominated by casual dining. Its trade had recently been affected by renovations in its precinct.

The Bridge Room’s last service will be on Saturday April 27.

 thebridgeroom.com.au; 02 9247 7000

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