5 July 2024

By Hannah Wilcox

The beginnings of a new restaurant hub are nestled inside Etymon’s latest project – the Walker Street precinct.

Located at 168 Walker Street, in the Aura by AQUALAND residential development, sits four brand new venues within walking distance of the Victoria Cross Metro station.

LA-inspired diner Soluna will be one of the first to open its doors on July 6. Open Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, the hip restaurant will offer meals from sea to the grill.

Bakery by day, European wine bar by night – Sol Bread and Wine is the second venue welcoming diners on Saturday and promises to be North Sydney’s ‘new neighbourhood hang out’ seven days a week, 7am till late.

Lastly, artisanal providore Una. Offering a curated range of house-made and expertly sourced gourmet artisanal produce and essentials, it aims to be North Sydney’s purveyor of fine food and will carry across various staples from sister venue Loulou at Milsons Point.

The first 100 in-store visitors will receive a free fine food goodie bag with a selection of Una’s products.

Contemporary Japanese eatery and bar Genzo will be opening three days later on July 9, set to serve up dishes of traditional Japanese flavours with an innovative twist for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.

Set to begin operation later this year, the Victoria Cross Metro station is slated to bring in a projected 15,000 workers through North Sydney – seemingly a major catalyst behind the area’s rapid development.

It comes following the opening of a number of exciting new hospitality venues, including Antica Dining and Bar Lettera, alongside the refresh of long-standing favourites such as the Greenwood Hotel.

Several more eateries like Mary’s and Marrickville Pork Roll will also make their mark within the station itself.

Bookings at the Walker Street Precinct are now available.