CHU by China Doll opens at West HQ, Rooty Hill
June is set to be a big month for West HQ, Sydney’s leading landmark destination for entertainment, fitness, lifestyle, and accommodation as it launches its new Welcome Home brand campaign and re-opens the doors to its fine dining restaurant, CHU Restaurant by China Doll from award-winning restaurateur Steve Anastasiou.
Anastasiou, founder of hugely popular and award-winning restaurants, China Doll and China Lane in Sydney’s CBD – excitingly opened his largest restaurant, CHU Restaurant by China Doll (CHU by China Doll) together with long-time West HQ CEO, Richard Errington, at the end of 2019.
The 200-seater restaurant which shortly after opening was forced to close its doors due to COVID-19 rulings, is set to re-open on Friday 25th June 2021 and will return with the award-winning eyes, ears, and expertise of the China Group’s Executive Chefs – China Doll’s, Frank Shek and China Lane’s Kristian Vale supporting newly appointed Head Chef, Giseung Kim, and Sous Chef Min-Han Jheng.
NEW to the team and personally chosen by Errington and Anastasiou is Restaurant Manager and western-suburbs local, Marcus Pangilinan. Born and raised in Blacktown and joining CHU by China Doll with an impressive work history, Pangilinan’s experience at Bistro Moncur, The Centennial Hotel, Woollahra and OPERA Bar at the Sydney Opera House, bodes well for enhancing the opportunities for his personally selected staff and the discerning dining experience expected from his team and discerning diners in Sydney’s western suburbs.
Says Errington: “The re-opening of CHU Restaurant by China Doll at West HQ sees wonderful momentum again for the property post the uncertainty of COVID-19. A key part of West HQ’s vision in 2021 was bringing fine dining back to our precinct and CHU Restaurant by China Doll is a huge part of this. We are delighted to be able to bring world-class opportunities and experienced specialists at the top of their game to West HQ and look forward to “Welcoming Home” friends and families to our unique destination”.
With the restaurant’s design touching on 1940’s Shanghai, referencing glamour and theatre – in a nod to West HQ’s $100m Sydney Coliseum Theatre) – the vision of designer, Bianca Fraser, of Unlisted Collective, was to create a lush dining venue with the use of gold, brass, marble and luxury velour finishes.
CHU by China Doll is a celebration of the best in contemporary Asian dining and cuisine, and upon its re-opening will see a range of new and dedicated dishes as well as an extensive and goblet-awarded wine list, selected to complement the enticing menu. With its offerings of Pan-Asian dishes including China Doll’s famous Lemon Chicken, CHU’s Master Stock Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel and Nam Pla, and three-goblet winning wine list CHU by China Doll will re-open its doors to the public on Friday 25th June 2021, with a la carte bookings available for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, and a dedicated day of traditional and contemporary Yum Cha on Sundays.
Source: West HQ