Michelin star chef Clare Smyth’s restaurant to open this month at Crown Sydney

Three Michelin star winner Clare Smyth will finally see her first restaurant outside of the United Kingdom open this month at Crown Sydney.

Located on level 26 of Crown Sydney, Oncore by Clare Smyth will open on November 18.

Smyth was recently awarded three Michelin stars in the 2021 Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland for her restaurant Core by Clare Smyth in London, making her the only British female chef to achieve this accolade in the UK.

“I named my first restaurant ‘Core’ as it is from the heart, a seed of something new, and has strong ties to nature,” she said.

“As the new restaurant will build upon the success of Core, it seems fitting to call it ‘Oncore’ — a play on the word ‘encore’ meaning a follow-on performance demanded by the audience.”

The Oncore menu will feature a selection of Core’s classic dishes, but with an Australian twist.

Leading the Oncore team will be New Zealand-born and raised head chef Alan Stuart, who has worked very closely with Smyth to evolve the Core offering in its new Sydney location.

Michael Stoddart has also joined the Oncore by Clare Smyth opening team as restaurant manager. Most recently, Stoddart was the restaurant manager at Bennelong, Sydney Opera House.

Oncore will also offer a Chef’s Table positioned directly in front of the kitchen, giving diners a front-row seat to watch the kitchen team at work. The restaurant will also feature a cocktail bar overlooking the harbour.

“Having Clare’s first restaurant outside of London, is a testament to the reputation Australia and Australian produce now has around the world,” said Mark Holmes, chief operating officer at Crown Sydney.

“We are thrilled that in Clare Smyth we have yet another talented and respected chef joining the Crown Sydney family, really cementing it as a leading food destination for Sydney.”

Oncore by Clare Smyth is set to join the line-up of names at Crown Sydney, from Nobu, to a’Mare by Alessandro Pavoni and Woodcut from Sydney duo Ross and Sunny Lusted.