The back half of the year is going to be flush with openings: Attenzione and a revamped Bat & Ball are hitting Redfern; the Clam Bar team’s going again with Neptune’s Grotto; Postino Osteria is heading for Summer Hill; Bronte will score Table Manners; and Lune will open, too. Now there’s another one to watch out for: Olympus, a massive Greek restaurant in the soon-to-open Surry Hills Village Wunderlich Lane precinct.

Jonathan Barthelmess – of The Apollo and Cho Cho San in Sydney and Greca and Yoko in Brisbane (plus The Apollo in Tokyo) – is behind the incoming 200-seat dining room.

It's set to be a staggering space, with friend and architect George Livissianis leading the design. An “oculus” ceiling will create a year-round indoor-outdoor garden space, with a vibe fit for all occasions.

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“We are currently working with the team on the menu for Olympus,” Barthelmess tells Broadsheet. “Nothing is set in stone yet. The menu will be traditional and regional, inspired by my recent trips to Greece. Think food of the mountains with a touch of Athenian flair.”

Olympus is joining the retail and dining build in Surry Hills Village, which is expected to open in spring. The House Made Hospitality team (Martinez, Grana, Apollonia) is moving into the area too, opening a yet-to-be-named trio of Asian-inspired venues – a restaurant, a day-to-night cafe-slash-wine-bar, and a cocktail bar – across two floors of the heritage Bank of NSW building.

Olympus is due to open at 2 Baptist Street, Surry Hills, in late 2024.

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