Josh and Julie Niland are happy to announce the opening date of Petermen, their new restaurant located on the lower North Shore, with reservations opening today, Tuesday, 31 January. 

Petermen is a 60-seat restaurant located at 66 Chandos St, St Leonards and will open for dinner Monday & Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Lunch on Saturdays and Brunch on Sundays. Bar seating will be available for walk-ins. For reservations, book online at or contact for groups over 8.

The a la carte menu will champion the very best Australian seafood and vegetables with full transparency of provenance & supplier. Over the years, the couple has nurtured strong relationships with like-minded growers and producers, and Petermen is a celebration of that forward-thinking, sustainable community of people.

The menu includes a selection of items for the table, such as raw fish dishes, South West Rocks Line Caught Bonito & Its Bone Soy and Corner Inlet Snapper & Stag Seaweed. The preserved section of the menu will feature fresh Australian seafood, cured & cooked in oil, dishes like Port Lincoln Berrima Octopus & Espelette Pepper or Flinders Island Scallops & Tasmanian Horseradish. Mains are a range of must-haves with Manjimup Marron & Curry Butter sittingalongside Yellowfin Tuna Chateaubriand, Garlic Warrigal Greens & Diane Sauce for four.

Brunch is an opportunity to re-introduce some of Josh’s favourites, such as St. Helens Long Spine Sea Urchin Crumpet, the Ballina Spanner Crab Croissant, and Manjimup Marron Scrambled Eggs. Some new ones include Smoked Murray Cod Bacon & Maple Pancakes and King George Whiting Caesar Salad.

Beyond the menu, the couple has once again worked with Bendigo Pottery for their range of crockery and Aussie icon artist Ken Done whose work will adorn the walls as it does in their Australian Fish Eatery, Saint Peter. Josh & Julie are thrilled to be working with Simone Lai (previous owner/operator of Onde restaurant in Darlinghurst) as Restaurant Manager and Joshua Osborne, who has been promoted from within the group as the Head Chef.

As with the couple’s other venues: Saint Peter, Fish Butchery and Charcoal Fish, the decor and interiors have been created by Julie Niland. A bright, colourful palette of complementary tones creates a welcoming ambience for guests who can pop in for oysters, a snack, lunch, or a leisurely evening. The restaurant features an open kitchen providing guests with a full view of the chefs.

For the full menu, please click here.

website:  Instagram account: @petermendining

Image credit: Josh Niland

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