Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has revealed the launch of Mode Kitchen and Bar next month (July) with top chef Francesco Mannelli at the helm.

Sydney design team Luchetti Krelle has overhauled the former Pei Modern space to create a restaurant drawing from the glamour of the 1920s – velvet, polished brass, marble and leather finishes all hark back to the grand days of art deco hotels. The restaurant has also been enclosed by fluted glass to create an intimate dining room setting.

Mode Kitchen and Bar, which will open in mid-July, will seat up to 200 guests across a mix of seating options including stools at the new central bar, a chef’s table, banquettes, lounge seating and two private dining spaces.

Mannelli, who was formerly at Balla, est. and Uccello, has been entrusted to create a menu which delivers simple dishes executed exceptionally well, drawing from his rich experience in Australia.

The best seasonal produce is a given with a roster of Mannelli’s favourite produce already on board, including calamari from South Australia, New Zealand scampi and fresh truffles from Tasmania.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management