Merivale announces grand plans for Ivy complex

Justin Hemmes has grand plans in and around his Ivy complex beyond Little Felix.
Justin Hemmes has grand plans in and around his Ivy complex beyond Little Felix. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

Good Food regulars received the early tip Merivale had lodged plans for a bar sibling for Felix restaurant as well a Lebanese-leaning modern Middle Eastern eatery with chef Simon Zalloua at the helm. 

But as is often the case with Justin Hemmes, there's more. And we're not talking a set of steak knives.

The hospitality scion has grand plans in and around his Ivy complex beyond Little Felix, which will launch in July.

In a new site on George Street opposite Wynyard Station, Zalloua's bar and mezze-plate offering (with its own takeaway) will be in good company.

Mike Eggert will front an Italian bar inspired by Merivale's Bondi hit, Totti's.

In a wide-ranging interview regarding his city plans, Justin Hemmes talks with Good Food's Callan Boys. And wait, there's still more. A Merivale-backed Mexican eatery will also join the CBD precinct.

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