Merivale is opening its first venue in Melbourne later this year in the heart of the CBD.
Merivale head Justin Hemmes acquired the historic Tomasetti House at 277 Flinders Lane for a reported $40 million.
“[Melbourne’s] local hospitality industry is one of the best in the world; brimming with creative culinary talent and supported by a passionate community of diners,” Hemmes told Good Food.
“We are honoured to open our first venue in Melbourne and cannot wait to work alongside so many local industry greats.”
Hemmes said the pandemic had reinforced “that there is simply no place like home”.
“I am energised by Australia’s collective appreciation for our own backyard and am extremely passionate about continuing to invest in an industry that defines so much of our vibrant culture,” he said.