Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera

Located at the top of one of the UAE’s most iconic buildings, Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is the British-born Australian chef’s first restaurant in the Middle East.

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is a contemporary brasserie, with an uncomplicated and produce driven menu serving seafood and steak, which can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, the cocktail Pearl Bar or at the rooftop terrace with an impressive view of the Burj Khalifa.

The restaurant design was inspired by the highly irregular shape and scale of the Dubai Opera building. Each design element within the venue explores ideas of the sea, from the oyster with its combination of smooth sensual surface and textured outer surface to the oceanic tones and colours of corals and pearlescent hues.

The 20th Century classic design and architecture combined with the oceanic Australian and New Zealand influences of Sean Connolly’s humble cooking brings down-to-earth dining to Downtown Dubai.

LOCATION: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard، Downtown Dubai. - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


BOOKINGS: Call +971 4 362 7312book online, or email

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The Grill by Sean Connolly - Auckland

Take time out at The Grill by Sean Connolly, a celebration of great food and good company.

For me, bringing people together is what good dining is all about. So at The Grill we take pride in offering you a relaxed, uncomplicated atmosphere. An atmosphere that complements our fresh, honest fare, simply prepared to let the natural flavours shine through.

From tender pasture-fed meat to succulent sustainable seafood, you'll notice there's a distinctly Kiwi accent to our menu. In fact most of the ingredients we use are sourced locally from specially selected New Zealand suppliers, along with much of the cookware and a rather special wine list. It all helps remind us to keep things simple and authentic - and helps keep the conversation flowing too!

In short, whether you're looking for a casual lunch with friends or a sophisticated dinner with clients, there's something to suit every palate. So come on down to Federal Street and enjoy life at The Grill. You'll always be welcome here.

LOCATION: SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland  

OPENING HOURS: Lunch Mondays – Thursdays 12pm-2.30pm and Fridays 12pm-5.30pm, Dinner daily from 5.30pm, (Closed for lunch on public holidays)

BOOKINGS: Call +64 9 363 7067, book online, or email

Gusto at the Grand - Auckland

Gusto’s lunch and dinner menu is designed to share with family and friends in true Italian style. There is a selection of small, medium and larger dishes ranging from the housemade ricotta with honey and roasted pine nuts to the signature mushroom risotto and the incredible Acqua Pazza - a whole fish cooked in Coromandel sea water. There is also a delicious selection of cheeses and desserts, including the popular rum baba.

LOCATION: SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland

OPENING HOURS: Breakfast Monday-Friday 6.30am-10.30am, Saturday & Sunday 6.30am-11.00am. Lunch daily 12pm-2.30pm. Dinner
daily 5pm–late

BOOKINGS: Call +64 9 363 7030, book online, or email

Sean's Kitchen - Adelaide

World-renowned Chef, Sean Connolly has opened his latest New York Brasserie inspired restaurant presenting mouth watering dishes utilising the very best of South Australia's produce in a contemporary setting.

LOCATION: SkyCity Casino, North Terrace, Adelaide

OPENING HOURS: Lunch and dinner from 11am, 7 days a week

BOOKINGS: Call +61 8 8218 4244, book online, or email

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room - Sydney

Charming. Stylish. Cheeky. The Morrison is where you want to be.

Fraser Short and Sean Connolly invite you on a culinary and cocktail journey through heritage Sydney. What was the old Brooklyn Hotel is now the beautifully refurbished Morrison Bar and Oyster Room.

Dine with friends at communal tables in The Oyster Room, an informal affair where you can watch centre stage as Australia’s finest oysters are shucked-to-order. The Conservatory is The Morrison’s open air terrace which offers a private but stylish setting under the stars, cocktail in hand and a la carte menu to feast on. The bustling Parlour is the destination that allows you to unwind the working week surrounded by friends for a long and late as you like.

The restaurant menu is grown up. Executive Chef Sean Connolly’s international experience shines, reflecting his signature style of seasonal produce, cooked on the bone and in the shell wherever possible. Feel at home among friends as we invite you to be captured in the unique experience of charm and style that is The Morrison.

LOCATION: 225 George St, Sydney

OPENING HOURS: Breakfast in Parlour Bar 7am- 11am. Lunch and Dinner Monday - Wednesday 11.30am -12am, Thursday 11.30am - 1am, Friday 11.30am - 2am, Saturday 11.30am - 2am, Sunday 11.30am - 10pm 

BOOKINGS: Call +61 2 9247 6744, or email

Balcony Bar - Byron Bay

Just meters from legendary Main Beach, Balcony sits perched atop the buzzing Byron streets and dreamy beaches. Expect to see bivalve fans slurping expertly shucked oysters and tucking into interesting plates.

Headed up by award winning Executive Chef and owner Sean Connolly, the menu boasts simple, honest, seasonal, ingredient-focused food consisting of an array of fresh dishes created from locally sourced and sustainable produce. There really isn’t a better way to spend a late afternoon in Byron than sipping a cocktail and sucking down fresh oysters at Balcony.

LOCATION: Corner of Lawson St & Jonson St, Byron Bay

OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11.30am Lunch, 3pm Limited Menu, 6pm Dinner, Saturday & Sunday: 9am Breakfast, 12pm Lunch, 3pm Limited Menu, 6pm Dinner

BOOKINGS: Call  +61 2 6680 9666, or email