Chef Pablo Tordesillas relocated to Sydney from Brisbane earlier this year to head up the Spanish-influenced restaurant, which is part of The Lotus Group. This closure marks just five months of trade, despite positive reviews.
Though Tordesillas declined to comment, Tara Sullivan, director of operations for Lotus Dining Group released a statement that reads:
"We made the difficult decision to close The Resident this week because as a business we want to focus on what we do best - modern Chinese. While the location on College Street overlooking Hyde Park is beautiful and both customer and media feedback was excellent, the business wasn't where we would have liked to see it.
The Resident was a great learning experience and one which we are grateful for but we are excited about continuing to deliver excellent modern Chinese dining experiences. We will open a new venture in the site but will have a think about what that concept is over the next couple of months and announce in the new year."
Right now it's unsure what Tordesillas' plans are for his next move. Watch this space.