Merivale’s Iconic Brands to Deliver Allianz Stadium Food and Beverage Offering
Tuesday, August 9
Merivale joins in the excitement and enthusiasm of the people of NSW for the much-anticipated opening of the brand-new Allianz Stadium on 28 August 2022. On par with truly iconic international stadia, Allianz Stadium will bring a world-class, state-of-the-art sporting and entertainment facility to Sydney.
Continuing its exclusive hospitality experience partnership with Venues NSW, Merivale is thrilled to be presenting its most iconic brands across all areas of Allianz Stadium.
Event attendees will enjoy a massive selection of 64 food and beverage outlets. Making a stadium debut will be Dan Hongs ‘Ms G’s Noodles & Dumplings’, featuring the renowned favourite Cheeseburger Spring Rolls, Pork Buns, Steamed Prawn Har Gau Dumplings and Salt and Pepper Squid.
Allianz Stadium will also host a range of outlets comprised of Merivale hits from the Sydney Cricket Ground, including Jimmy’s Falafel, ‘El Loco’ Tacos and Hot Dogs, a Burger Shack featuring a Smashed Burger, Sushi, Fish & Chips, Healthy Bowls and Vinnie’s Pizza. Situated in the members area of Allianz Stadium, Totti’s Pasta Bar, led by Executive Chef Mike Eggert, will include a broad range of shared antipasti, including Totti’s moreish Tomatoes, Mortadella, Burrata and Marinated Peppers. Also featured will be Mike’s celebrated pasta dishes, including Fettuccine with Stracciatella, Bolognese Pappardelle and Bondi’s famous Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich.
At the eastern end of the members concourse, Bert’s Bistro, led by Executive Chef Jordan Toft, will provide the perfect place for a relaxed sit-down European bistro style meal. The elevated menu will feature shared dishes such as Oysters with Chardonnay Mignonette, Warm Brioche Fingers with Cured Salmon and Fennel Pollen and Duck Liver Paté Crostini. Mains include a fillet of Murray Cod, Grilled Lobster in Garlic Butter, Cauliflower Steak and Wagyu Sirloin Bearnaise, all paired with seasoned French Fries.
Merivale will also deliver a mouthwatering selection of beverages across Allianz Stadium, including Bert’s Spritz, Bert’s Martini, Totti’s Negroni, Margaritas and a diverse selection of beers, bubbles, and wine to rival any stadium in the world.
Seating 42,500 fans, Allianz Stadium also offers seven private function rooms, 51 suites, two outdoor terraces and 84 outdoor boxes – all catered for and serviced by Merivale and available for event and non-event bookings.
Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes says: “We are tremendously excited to enter the second phase of our hospitality partnership with Venues NSW and cannot wait for the incredible Allianz Stadium to open its doors to a new world of entertainment. Our stadia hospitality continues to go from strength to strength, and we’re so eager to be a part of the wonderful stadium experience for the millions of guests who are clamouring to see this jewel in the crown of Sydney’s sports and entertainment landscape.”
Allianz Stadium and Venues NSW Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather says: “We’re absolutely thrilled to open Sydney’s new state-of-the-art Allianz Stadium, which will set new benchmarks for entertainment, hospitality, and outstanding customer experience.“
One of the key highlights of the stadium will be the new social spaces to explore and the outstanding array of food and beverage options, including new brands Ms. G’s Noodles & Dumplings and Totti’s Pasta Bar and Bert’s Bistro in members, as well as SCG favourites Vinnie’s Pizza and Jimmy’s Falafel, among many others. Merivale’s trademark magic has transformed the hospitality experience at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which they’ll take to another level at Allianz Stadium, beginning on August 28 with Opening Day and Night.
The breadth of Merivale’s new Allianz Stadium menu will continue to deliver the promise of an offering focused on quality, variety, value for money and ease and speed of service. Merivale’s stadia food and beverage experience is overseen by celebrated Executive Chef Vincenzo Biondini. Allianz Stadium will kick off its opening series of events in late August with a free community Opening Day & Night on August 28th, followed by Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs on September 2nd, Wallabies vs Springboks on September 3rd and Matildas vs Canada on September 6th.