Solotel has unveiled plans to change things up at Barangaroo House by closing down its Bea restaurant on level one and open up Rekōdo restaurant and vinyl bar.

The new space is described as ‘a nod to Japanese listening rooms’ and will become a food, drink and music hub, serving Japanese-inspired food, sake, cocktails and wine.

Elliot Solomon, CEO of Solotel says that Rekōdo blends perfectly into level one at Barangaroo House between rooftop cocktail bar Smoke upstairs and relaxed House Bar on the ground floor.

“At Rekōdo we put music front and centre to create a new dining, drinking and listening experience that sounds as good as it tastes,” he said.

“It’s buzzing, it’s loud, it’s fun, it’s where you can tune into new flavours, drinks and music. A great addition to the Barangaroo House mix.”

“Barangaroo House just got even better,” says Barangaroo House co-owner and restaurateur, Matt Moran. “The Rekōdo experience is about mixing sound, drink, and good times with shared friends. Paddy has done a great job creating a menu that reflects this, with a mix of small and larger dishes all designed to share so you can tailor it to whatever vibe you’re after.”

On the drinks-side Bar Lead, Pauric Kennedy will hero a growing collection of 20-something sakes served tableside by the glass, a sake flight, or in cocktails like the refreshing Tokyo Tipple (brown sugar umeshu, tangerine, elderflower tonic).

There are more than 50 Japanese whiskies, a selection of beers, and an eclectic mix of classic and new wave Australian and European wine styles with some interesting Japanese additions.

H&E Architects (Barangaroo House, Chiswick Woollahra) designed the restaurant-bar-performance space with a DJ stage front and centre, surrounded by an eclectic mix of seating for 140. Cosy booths, high bar and kitchen seating, and casual low tables span indoor and on to the outdoor terrace, taking advantage of the quintessential Sydney waterfront setting.

Rekōdo restaurant and vinyl bar is scheduled to open on Friday, 16 September.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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