Lotus Dining Group serves up an exciting new venue in Sydney’s inner-west

Lotus Dining Group is introducing a brand-new venue to Sydney’s thriving inner-west with the opening of its newest restaurant, Lotus Dumpling Bar Summer Hill on Wednesday 25 May.

Located in the heart of Summer Hill at 26 Lackey Street, the new relaxed restaurant and bar will be an extension of Lotus Dining Group’s popular Walsh Bay restaurant, bringing the cuisine of its sister venue to local diners in the inner-west. The new space will offer a casual, yet sophisticated environment, featuring exposed brick walls, intimate banquettes and sleek timber tables.

The vibrant new Cantonese style menu will hero an extensive range of Lotus’ signature dumplings and flavour-packed style share plates, as well as a varied drinks menu that focuses on local Australian wine and craft beers. The food selection includes a range of new dishes and a distinct vegetarian and vegan offering that has been created especially for the Summer Hill outpost.

Designed by Lotus Dining Group’s Head Chef, Steve Wu, and Summer Hill Head Chef Chris Tsao, the menu highlights range from the vegan five spice tofu and black fungus mushroom dumplings through to the spicy Dan Dan noodles with dry chilli oil and crushed peanuts. The signature XO scallops with Chinese dipping donuts are a chef’s favourite, with its light and crispy fried bread acting as the perfect tool to mop up the decadent XO sauce.

“We’re excited to bring our dumpling bar offering to Summer Hill,” says Wu. “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a big shift in diners choosing to stay local so we wanted to share our Walsh Bay concept with a brand new neighbourhood within Sydney. The new menu has everything people will know and love about Lotus Dumpling Bar – it’s casual, easy to share and full of flavour!”

The Summer Hill venue will offer diners a curated drinks list of wine, local craft beer, and Lotus Dining Group’s much-loved cocktails, to be enjoyed alongside the meal. Carefully crafted by Beverage Manager Matthew Stewart to match the cuisine, the beverage offering includes a Summer Hill Sour as well as a ‘Riesling Bar’; a dedicated section of the menu that focuses solely on the popular wine varietal.

“You’ll see a large selection of local and international wines and one of the most extensive beer ranges that Lotus has ever offered,” says Stewart. “The rich spicy flavours are perfectly paired with a crisp South Australian Riesling and you will not want to miss Chris’ incredible hot and numbing chicken ribs, washed down with our very own Lotus Australian Rice Lager by White Bay Beer on tap.”

Lotus Dumpling Bar Summer Hill will open at 26 Lackey Street on Wednesday 25 May and will be open for dinner on Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm to 10pm and for lunch on Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 3pm.

For further information and reservations, head to lotusdininggroup.com

Image credit: Alana Dimou

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