Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera

This venture is a contemporary brasserie with a produce-driven menu serving the best available seafood and steak. Nestled next to Burj Khalifa, Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is the British-born Australian chef’s first restaurant in the Middle East. Sean’s humble cooking brings down-to-earth dining to the global destination that is Dubai be it Scottish blue lobster or Rangers Valley Black Angus beef from Australia.

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


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

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The Grill by Sean Connolly - Auckland

The Grill offers a relaxed and uncomplicated atmosphere that complements the fresh, honest seasonally fresh produce that Auckland is famous for. From pasture-fed lamb to succulent sustainable seafood provided by local suppliers, there's a distinctly Kiwi accent to the menu. Whether you are looking for a smart, casual lunch or a sophisticated dinner, there’s is a delicious dish to suit every palate.

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 is where Sean’s Italian style is best displayed. With the influence of his late, great friend Antonio Carluccio ever-present, the menu at Gusto at The Grand is designed to share with family and friends in true Italian style. Small, medium and larger dishes range from housemade ricotta with honey and roasted pine nuts to a signature mushroom risotto and the incredible Acqua Pazza – a whole fish cooked in Coromandel sea water.

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

A New York-style brasserie offering French-influenced food using the very best of South Australian produce is what is on offer at Sean’s Kitchen, in Australia’s cultural hub of Adelaide. The menu changes regularly as it continues to showcase what fine food this state has to offer, from Coffin Bay oysters and Port Lincoln blue fin tuna to Riverine beef and Saskia Beer’s poultry.  

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

The Morrison is Sean’s ultimate statement in sophistication and style. Set in a historic pub in the heart of Sydney’s financial district, this partnership with Sydney Collective's Fraser Short tips its hat to the classic New York brasserie. What was once the old Brooklyn Hotel is now the hugely popular and beautifully refurbished Morrison Bar and Oyster Room, the bustling Parlour and privacy of The Conservatory. Maintaining Sean’s single focus to use the best possible produce offered in the best possible way, The Morrison’s offering across each of the individual spaces ranges from Australia’s finest oysters shucked-to-order, fresh catch of the day cooked on the grill or casual burgers and tacos at the street-side bar.

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

Byron Bay an Australian holiday destination like no other, and Balcony Bay is the casual country cousin of The Morrison where patrons can unwind and escape from the city. Sitting atop Byron’s main street and steps away from its dreamy beaches, Sean invites you to take a seat at the Balcony Bay and watch the world cruise by while enjoying lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. All dishes are simple, honest, seasonal, and ingredient-focused be it freshly-shucked oysters, crab linguine or slow-roasted local Berkshire pork. This is also a partnership with Sydney Collective, where you can spend late afternoons taking in all that Byron has to offer, while sipping a cocktail and savouring the best of Sean’s carefully selected produce.

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