New ‘Abode’ restaurant, located at ParkRoyal Darling Harbour, 150 Day St Sydney, designed by Forward Thinking Design has been featured in ‘HM The Business of Accommodation’.


Date: May 21, 2014

Author: James Wilkinson

The Article:

Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney, has confirmed the June opening of Abode, the final stage of the multi-million dollar interior redesign that started in late 2012.

Abode, located on the corner of Day and Bathurst Street, will offer Sydney diners and hotel guests a modern bistro style restaurant and bar where everyone can feel a sense of familiarity and savour the fresh flavours of the season.

Set in an invigorating multi spaced interior that draws upon natural earthy tones mixed with striking carpets from Catherine Martin against Florence Broadhurst signature wallpaper, Abode will be Sydney’s newest dining hub. Guests will be able to make themselves at home across various spaces throughout the venue including a lounge, sports bar and decking area as well as stylish and modern dining room. Patrons will feel a sense of familiarity, a place of comfort where the whimsical yet elegant interiors match the delicious flavours of the menu, and where the spaces throughout the venue are as varied as the dishes themselves.

The kitchen will offer a distinctive menu with fresh, seasonal flavours from locally sourced producers expertly prepared to deliver dishes that encourage people to come together and share conversation. This is in keeping with the Parkroyal Hotels and Resorts commitment to providing a connection to authentic local experiences.

“The opening of Abode is a really pivotal step for Parkroyal Hotels and Resorts and for our Darling Harbour property,” said Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s Area General Manager – Oceania, Craig Bond.

“We understand the need to offer a place that has its own distinction, that connects people through food that has been sourced with thought and care as well as offering comfort, affordability and outstanding service.

“We have also added elements to the restaurant that will ensure diners are offered a complete dining experience with an open-plan kitchen where people will be able to watch the chefs preparing and cooking their dishes.

“Abode is the final phase of our hotel refurbishment and allows us to operate the restaurant and bar with its own identity creating a venue that can be enjoyed by everyone.

“Our hotel guests get the benefit of its proximity whilst we also engage with tourists, passers-by and local businesses located in the Darling Quarter precinct,” he said.

Abode will be a place where every part of the day will offer people the chance to connect. Each day will start with baristas creating fresh organic coffees to pair with breakfast pastries, and then moving through to several midday options from express lunches to meals that linger into afternoon cocktails with innovative shared plates.

3D Visualisation of ‘Abode’ produced by Forward Thinking Design










After work drinks at the bar can be savoured and complimented by Broken Bay oysters and yellow fin tuna tartare before moving into one of the many comfortable lounge or dining areas. Dinner will offer something for everyone from flavour driven small dishes of octopus and split prawns to seasonal mains including premium cuts of Australian beef and fresh seafood served with traditional sauces and sides with a seasonal twist. Signature gourmet burgers and classic dishes with a modern flare ensure everyone has something to select from.

The interior of Abode offers guests distinctive areas and social spaces that seamlessly integrate with each other, reflecting the comfort of home and offering a retreat from the bustle of the streets outside. By offering value and authenticity whilst still serving premium quality dishes, supported through locally sourced produce and artesian products, Abode is designed to be a place for everyone.

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