Cantonese pub

Queen Chow appears on the South Coast with its first location outside Sydney


Sydney favorite Queen Chow is opening a third temporary venue, giving residents of the south coast of New South Wales a taste of its modern Cantonese flavors. Venue Merivale, which first brought Chinese food to the pub with its Enmore outpost, will appear in Narooma’s The Whale Inn starting Saturday, December 11, replacing the old pop-up bistro Chez Dominique.

Narooma locals and those passing through for a beach vacation can look forward to all Queen Chow favorites with great responsibility on the local seafood served on swirling lazy Susans.

The menu was developed by former chef Mr. Wong Tal Buchnik and Toby Worthington of Queen Chow Manly. Highlights of the menu are cupped oysters, abalone, crayfish in XO sauce, and grilled scallops in kombu butter, all sourced from local streams. Queen Chow’s excellent dumplings will also be making an appearance thanks to Merivale dumpling master Eric Koh.

The Whale Inn is one of three South Coast locations that Merivale owns, along with The Inlet and Quarterdeck recently reopened.

“Narooma has become my second home and the backdrop for many of my happiest memories with my family,” said Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale. “It has been an absolute privilege to spend so much time here over the past six years, and being part of the local business community is extremely exciting.

Queen Chow’s takeover of The Whale Inn will run through the summer and indefinitely until 2022. Merivale has also announced a refresh or transformation of accommodation options at the Inn, but has yet to reveal any plans. concrete for this aspect of the building.

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Queen Chow Narooma will open on Saturday December 11 at the Whale Inn, 102 Wagonga Street, Narooma. It will be open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday.

Posted on November 29, 2021 by

Ben hansen