Skycity has unveiled details of five new restaurants and bars opening soon at the casino as part of its $330 million redevelopment.
Atop the glitzy riverside skyscraper’s 12 floors, Sol Bar and Restaurant will be a 75-seat restaurant and rooftop bar offering views over the Hills, River Torrens and Adelaide Oval.
Skycity general manager David Christian says the modern Australian menu will home in on locally sourced produce, including olives from the Fleurieu Peninsula and oysters from Smokey Bay.
The new development will also house Huami, an opulent 110-seat Chinese restaurant offering intimate dining, three private rooms and a 1200-bottle wine wall. No chefs have been announced yet for either restaurant, but Christian says Huami’s menu will consist of roast duck, handmade dumplings and a “contemporary take” on southern Chinese food.
Other restaurants that have been announced include ITL, a casual Italian eatery doing woodfired pizza, fresh pasta and gelati; takeaway eatery Lucky Noodle; and boozer Westward, which will overlook the River Torrens footbridge and draw in the Adelaide Oval crowds.
The announcements come on the heels of the news that Pirate Life Brewery will open a 5000-litre, 24-tap microbrewery in the casino.
Christian says the development, which will include 120-room luxury hotel Eos, would be a game changer for the city.
“This investment by Skycity is not only helping to transform our entertainment and tourism industry, but also offering the hospitality industry some incredible recruitment opportunities, with the Skycity workforce set to expand by approximately 700 employees by the middle of next year,” he said in a press release.
The SkyCity expansion is expected to open in late 2020.