Fratelli Fresh is set to get an upscale new outpost next week, with the launch of an eatery in Grosvenor Place. In the heart of the CBD’s financial district, it’s set to cater to a more corporate crowd than its predecessors. The venue was slated to open in July but was postponed thanks to (what else?) Sydney’s lockdown.

Like the other eateries in the Fratelli Fresh family, this 250-seat diner will serve an accessible menu of Italian classics – but the surrounds are definitely more luxe. Shapely windows line the room; a terrace offers an al fresco space with city views for after-work drinks, and plush red banquettes evoke the handsome dining rooms of mid-century New York.

The menu is packed with Italian classics: house-made pasta and sourdough, lots of seafood share plates, cheese and charcuterie boards, Neapolitan-style pizzas, whole grilled fish and bistecca alla Fiorentina. The drinks list will be loaded with cocktails, including Aperol spritzes, as well as Aussie and Italian wines – plus there’s a three-hour happy hour every weekday.

Fratelli Fresh – which has five locations in Sydney, and one in Queensland – is operated by Pacific Concepts, which also runs Tex-Mex diners El Camino Cantina, German-inspired beer hall group The Bavarian, multi-venue sports bar Winghaus, and classic Rocks pub The Argyle.

“The past four months has brought exciting new dining developments at Martin Place and The Rocks, and with Fratelli Fresh Grosvenor Place bang in the middle there will be a continuous strip of new, first-class dining and entertainment venues all the way from the CBD to The Rocks,” said Pacific Concepts CEO Thomas Pash in a statement.

Fratelli Fresh Grosvenor Place will open at 118 Harrington Street, Sydney, on November 4 at 12pm.