Exceptionally Good Times Are Back at Pacific Concepts

Fratelli Fresh, El Camino Cantina, The Bavarian, Winghaus, Beerhaus, The Argyle reopen

Pacific Concepts dining and entertainment destinations Fratelli Fresh, El Camino Cantina, The Bavarian, Winghaus, Beerhaus and The Argyle plan to reopen for business in NSW from Tuesday, 12 October, bringing festivities, fun and new openings. The Group will reopen earlier if the NSW Government brings forward its reopening roadmap.

The casual restaurant group’s emergence from lockdown will pave the way for the much-anticipated launch of Fratelli Fresh at Grosvenor Place, which is expected in early November. New openings follow in New Zealand, with a 190-seat El Camino Cantina and 355-seat The Bavarian heading to the heart of the city of Queenstown on the South Island, with their openings also expected in November.

Under the current roadmap, Tex-Mex wild child El Camino Cantina will explode back into Sydney’s night-life scene on Tuesday, 12 October at all locations – The Rocks, Entertainment Quarter, Miranda and Manly – perfectly timed for $2 Taco Tuesday. Buckle in and soak up the El Camino vibes, as well as flavour-packed $2 tacos; a rainbow of famous, frozen Margarita flavours; thumping tunes; complimentary colourful sombreros; and Sydney’s most carefree-come-crazy vibe.

Dig into Sydney’s best chicken wings at Winghaus Barangaroo on Tuesday, 12 October from 12pm, and at the group’s second wing-packed, sauce-smacked sports bar situated at the Circular Quay Gateway Precinct from Wednesday, 13 October.

Sydney icon The Argyle will launch into Sydney’s reopened night-life scene and the onset of summer with a mid-week party in The Rocks on Wednesday, 13 October from 4pm. Embrace un-lockdown life with happy hour from 4pm to 7pm featuring $10 frozen cocktails, as well as $10 wood-fired pizzas from 4pm to 5pm. Live entertainment, including SSJ Group and DJ Lavida, kick off from 5pm.

The Bavarian restaurants will reopen over a two-week period at 16 locations, starting with York Street in the CBD and the waterfront Manly site on Tuesday, 12 October at 4pm.

The following locations will reopen on Wednesday, 13 October: Castle Hill, Charlestown, Chatswood, Entertainment Quarter, Green Hills, Macarthur, Miranda, Penrith, Rouse Hill, Shellharbour and World Square. The Bavarian at Tuggerah and Wollongong will reopen on Saturday, 16 October, and The Bavarian Wetherill Park will reopen on Wednesday, 20 October.

All The Bavarian restaurants will be open in time for their postponed month-long Oktoberfest celebration from Friday, 22 October to Sunday, 28 November. Beerhaus at Kotara will reopen on Wednesday, 20 October.

Fratelli Fresh restaurants at Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Manly, Miranda and Westfield in the CBD will reopen on Wednesday, 14 October. Once the five flagship restaurants have reopened, preparations for the launch of Fratelli Fresh at Grosvenor Place in the city will pick up in earnest. The new 250-seat, split-level, upscale Fratelli Fresh, which has a vibrant alfresco terrace with cityscape views, is expected to open in early November.

Pacific Concepts Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said the reopening of 35 casual restaurant and entertainment locations, most of them within a few days of each other, was a huge undertaking and one that would bring around 1000 team members back to work.

“We are beyond excited at the prospect of reopening in time for summer and bringing so many team members back to work after four long months of lockdown,” Mr Pash said.

“The Argyle and El Camino Cantina will slip straight back into their party spirit, The Bavarian will launch a postponed month-long Oktoberfest celebration, and all venues will reopen by Wednesday, 20 October, leading guests into a summer of curated dining and entertainment experiences that are unique to Pacific Concepts.”

“Heading into summer is the perfect time to open our upscale, yet affordable, corporate-friendly and family-accessible Fratelli Fresh at Grosvenor Place at the northern end of the CBD. Meanwhile, The Bavarian and El Camino Cantina are headed for Queenstown in New Zealand as we resume our expansion plans and set our sights on a strong next chapter for the group, and a long-overdue return to dining out across both regions.”

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