Jannali will be in for a treat with the highly anticipated Chicago-style boutique pub, Union Place Hotel, opening its doors in late July.
In a throwback to the ‘The Godfather’ heyday, the American-Italian inspired hotel will feature a modern American sports bar and bistro with a sun-drenched, alfresco dining terrace. Inside, booth seating against a backdrop of industrial exposed brick, walnut and brass elements are reminiscent of an Al Capone haunt.
Inspired by the quintessential ‘red sauce’ Italian dining experience in Downtown Chicago, the menu will be a fusion of pub classics with the culinary staples the city is known for including over ten varieties of 18-inch pizzas, the epitome being the ‘Putanesca – tomato base, fresh mozzarella, anchovy, marinated artichokes and capers’. Also on the menu are a diverse range of burgers and sandwiches, including the showstopper ‘The Godfather – all beef patty, provolone, mozzarella, roasted bell peppers, fresh pesto and mayonnaise’.
JDA Hotels, owned and operated by the local publican Feros family, is behind the development and brings a 40-year legacy in the hospitality industry.
“We’re very excited for Union Place Hotel to be our first foray into the hotel industry in the Sutherland Shire area. We are looking forward to bringing a vibrant space to the local community, a place where they can enjoy the sleek, modern bar and bistro areas, experience the premium sports bar facilities and also relax with a meal on the outdoor terrace.” said John Feros, CEO of JDA Hotels.
Designed by award-winning hospitality architect Paul Kelly Design, the venue has an industrial and exposed metal fit-out throughout, softened by indoor plants cascading from the walls, ceilings and behind booth seating areas. The impressive centre-piece bar area will be framed by gorgeous custom blue-stained timber panelling and brass halo lighting. Guests can expect a full spectrum of pale ales, American beer and premium wine, spirits, whiskies and cocktails on the list. The luxury, leafy terrace is perfect for those wishing to sit back in the warm sunshine and stay until late. Shaded by large white umbrellas, the alfresco lounge space has vibrant décor and bold playful patterns. As night falls, the area is lit up with fairy lights, a chance for guests to visit for a relaxed pub meal with friends, a post-work drink or a weekend cocktail.
JDA has assembled an A-list operational team including head chef, Kirsten Baker who brings authentic Italian training from Nonna Grazia Guida and experience in leading kitchens for pub royalty, such as Vic on Park.
Conveniently situated nearby the train station, Union Place Hotel will open to the public late July.
Union Place Hotel
34 Railway Crescent Jannali, NSW, 2226