Could Chin Chin Sydney be this year's most talked-about restaurant opening? As Chris Lucas's first restaurant outside Melbourne - and his first extension of the wildly popular Chin Chin - there was always going to be some healthy curiosity. Add to the mix a location in one of Surry Hills' most recognisable buildings and a tentative opening date that's now been and gone several times, and you can see why the buzz has reached rambunctious levels - not unlike being inside a Lucas restaurant.
Ahead of the actual opening on October 2, we spoke to Chris Lucas about what to expect at Chin Chin Sydney.
Chin Chin Sydney, 69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, NSW, (02) 9281 3322, chinchinrestaurant.com.au
Interview by Emma Breheny.