I know a lot of you guys work in the Sydney CBD or travel there for work occasionally, well you’re in luck. Yesterday, I was invited to check out the newly refitted MLC Centre in Sydney’s Martin Place. They spent a whopping $11 Million on the refurb and you can definitely smell it. The first thing that grabbed me was the stunning timber slatted ceiling. The straight and curvy lines of the rolling timber made walking into the venue warm and welcoming. In the center of the food court was a huge glass umbrella structure to keep out the rain but allow a flood of natural light in.
What makes a destination for casual dining is not just the fit-out but the quality and variety of the food outlets. For a humble food court, does it get much better than having Neil Perry’s Burger Project move in? Get ready for long queues in November when he officially opens in the Centre. If you’re trying to stay healthy there’s plenty of other choices from fresh fish to salads and dumplings (dumplings are totally healthy, right?). If you prefer to prepare your own food for lunch, there will be a new IGA opening soon.
I had a hard time choosing where to get my lunch, contenders were Bun Me for Vietnamese street food or Thai Noodlist. I chose Bun Me and got a Chicken salad roll and washed it all down with a “Feel Good” watermelon, mango & strawberry juice from Top Juice.
Done with my food, I was really impressed with the rubbish station which encouraged diners to sort their garbage from recyclable to compostable and general. It’s really great to see establishments like the MLC Centre making a real effort to take care of our environment.
New tables and chairs have been added to the food court opening up 500 more seats so it’s easy to find somewhere to sit for a business meeting or lunch with friends. It’s worth checking out next time you’re heading for lunch.