, Australia

Rockpool Dining Group separates into casual, hospitality business units

Its CEO said they are in a “sound position” to move the group forward as two separate entities.

Rockpool Dining Group announced it has separated into two stand-alone business units in an attempt to take advantage of new opportunities “available in the post-Covid hospitality industry.”

Since 3 May, its casual segment has assumed the name Pacific Concepts, which encompasses Fratelli Fresh, El Camino Cantina, Bar Patrón, The Bavarian, Munich Brauhaus, WingHAÜS, Beerhaüs and The Argyle.

Pacific Concepts currently has a footprint in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and the ACT, as well as in Auckland, New Zealand.

The premium restaurant side of the business, meanwhile, took on the name Hunter St. Hospitality, handling Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta Ristorante, Spice Temple, and Saké Restaurant & Bar in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth.

The Rockpool Dining Group name and business will be discontinued.

The company said it announced the planned restructure of the business in March 2020, but cited the pandemic and its impacts as the reasons for the delayed separation.

Hunter St. Hospitality and Pacific Concepts continue to be owned by Quadrant Private Equity and are operated by the business’ current executive team. Culinary director Neil Perry retired from the business in July 2020 and continues to be a shareholder. A head office also continues to operate in The Rocks, Sydney, supporting both businesses.

“We are thrilled to be in a sound position to finally move the group forward as two separate entities, each with its own exciting journey ahead,” Hunter St. Hospitality and Pacific Concepts chief executive officer Thomas Pash said in a media release.

“I am excited to see Hunter St. Hospitality and Pacific Concepts become highly respected and successful companies in today’s diverse and highly-competitive hospitality landscape.”

Photo credit: Fratelli Fresh Facebook

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