The Potts Point site where Grant King's Gastro Park and short-lived Antipodean restaurant operated is to be born again this month, rebooted by some up-and-coming restaurant royalty.
Adam Wolfers and Marc Dempsey have planted their Etelek pop-up everywhere from Bar Brose in Darlinghurst to Eightysix in Canberra.
On July 25 they'll kick-start a three-month residency that could see the previously commitment-shy duo stay longer.
"We looked at the site for a long-term lease. Pop-ups are a good way to see how it goes, at this stage we're only committed to the three months, which is the longest one we've done … but ideally we'd like to stay in Sydney," Wolfers says.
Wolfers (Yellow, Monopole and Marque) and Dempsey (est, WD-50) will continue Etelek's eastern European approach, but the chef says there will be more North African and Middle Eastern touches.
"We'll do a flat bread with cabbage and pastrami skewers, and a pancake with wattleseed and chickpea that's based on one from Yemen. It is fermented for five days," he says.
Dempsey has pulled together a wine list with a strong focus on an affordable price point. "It'll be short and concise."
Open July 25 to October 13, Wed-Sat dinner from 5pm; Sun lunch from 2pm.
5-9 Roslyn Street, Potts Point, etelek.com.au.