The Quay Quarter Lanes hub, in the Sydney CBD, has officially opened, with 22 eateries, stores and salons set up in the former merchant laneways between Young and Loftus streets. The Quay Quarter precinct is set across two city blocks spanning 11,000 square metres; its lynchpin is the 49-storey Quay Quarter Tower, which is slated to open by the end of the year.

The hub has launched in stages since April, 2021, when multi-level venue Hinchcliff House, in a former wool store, began rolling out its venues: ground-level all-day diner Grana, pretty top-floor restaurant Lana, and moody basement bar Apollonia. There’s also the Hinchcliff House group’s new Italian-influenced Bar Mammoni.

More recent venues include a second Humble – the bakery from the Bodega and Porteño team, whose rosy pink-icing-topped finger buns have become a Sydney hit. There’s also Kobo, a new Korean omakase from the team behind Tokki and Marble, as well as an iteration of salad cafe Side Room. You’ll also find French bistro Bouillon l’Entrecote, Adora Handmade Chocolates, Japanese diner Besuto, Mexican eatery Londres 126, a Marrickville Pork Roll and Zini Contemporary Gelateria.

As well as spots to dine and drink you’ll find a dentist, a men’s grooming salon and a hairdresser; a florist is set to open in June. Once Quay Quarter Tower opens, the hub will have more than 50 retail, wellbeing and dining tenancies.

Quay Quarter Lanes joins a raft of other new hubs that have launched in Sydney’s CBD over the last year. Brookfield Place at Wynyard offers eateries such as the four-in-one Nene Chicken, Papparich, Kurimu and Hokkaido Baked Cheesecake diner, as well as Gojima, Shell House and luxe grocery store Locali by Romeo’s. And over at 25 Martin Place – the former MLC centre – a host of bars and restaurants, including Aalia and Cabana Bar, have opened.