Aaron Ward joins The Dining Room at four-in-one mega-venue Shell House

The Point Group's executive chef Joel Bickford (left) and director Brett Robinson (centre) and Dining Room head chef ...
The Point Group's executive chef Joel Bickford (left) and director Brett Robinson (centre) and Dining Room head chef Aaron Ward. Photo: Jason Loucas

Even with the plethora of banked-up Sydney restaurants finally rolling out of the showroom in the coming months, Shell House stands out. Rooftop dining? Check. Cocktail bar? Check. Separate ground-floor bistro? Check.

The three-level, four-in-one mega-venue from The Point Group has already nabbed Aria's Joel Bickford as its executive chef. Now it has snared one of Sydney's most highly rated emerging talents.

Aaron Ward shone bright at Sixpenny; at one stage Ward and Sixpenny owner Dan Puskas were tipped to open a new venue together. Now Ward will take the reins at Shell House jewel The Dining Room.

First cab off the rank at the mega venue will be the Menzies Bar (in mid-October), with The Dining Room following next month.