A new 24/7 bar and restaurant will open at the Adelaide Railway Station’s former Overland Dining Hall this November.
SkyCity Adelaide casino’s parent company, SkyCity Entertainment, will invest $6 million in the new venue, which is to be called The Guardsman.
Originally opened in 1928, the Hall has been used as a storage area for more than a decade.
Following a full restoration of the Hall’s heritage features, The Guardsman will feature a grand central bar, open kitchen, multiple dining and seating zones, a private room and shopfront serving coffee and takeaway items opening onto the Railway concourse.
The new venue will be a key part of Adelaide Railway Station owner Renewal SA’s plan to revive the precinct, which includes plans a 12-storey luxury hotel.
“It’s a unique opportunity to develop a part of the railway station that has not been used for many years and create a place where stories can again be shared and made,” Adelaide Casino general manager of marketing Greg Stirling told The Advertiser.
“We are sure South Australians will be proud of this project which we believe will become a catalyst for further interest in the revitalisation of the Adelaide Railway Station.”
Local architects Studio Gram have designed the venue, with local construction firm SHAPE tasked with the build.