Pier One Sydney Harbour will open the doors of a new harbourside restaurant, Pier Dining, next week, on Wednesday May 1.

Replacing The Gantry restaurant, Pier Dining will offer a seafood-driven menu in a relaxed and approachable setting.

“For the past eight years, Pier One Sydney Harbour has led with fine-dining degustation and chef-selection menus,” said Pier One Sydney Harbour General Manager, Kim Mahaffy.

“After listening to our guests and the local community we have evolved the restaurant to celebrate a more casual and relaxed style of dining, leading with an a la carte menu, or feed-me menu for those wanting to take the hassle out of ordering.

“Pier Dining is perfect for a quick pre-theatre bite or a more leisurely dining experience as a solo guest or sharing amongst friends.”

Hailing from France, Chef De Cuisine Dimitri Damman takes the helm, bringing a wealth of expertise working in high-profile international restaurants and has trained with Australia’s best chefs at Pier One since 2015.

Built on historic beams stretching 30m into the sea at the deepest point of the harbour, the restaurant’s design celebrates its maritime connection and the industrial roots of Walsh Bay, through the modern seafood-led menu paying homage to the Oyster Bar and Crab Cooker which the pier once housed.

Pier One worked with Sydney-based Defy Designs to introduce environmentally friendly coasters and enlisted Australian design studio Dinosaur Designs to create seaweed salt jars for the restaurant.