Liverpool was recently designated Sydney’s third CBD, so it seems fitting it’s going to be the home of its latest dining precinct. The Paper Mill Food will launch on August 10, with four restaurants open seven days a week from breakfast to dinner.
Restaurants at the south-west hub include Shepherd’s Lane Cafe and Dessert Bar; Georgie’s Pizza and Bar; Charcoal Joe’s Lebanese Chicken; and The Firepit Meat and Seafood, which will use charcoal and a woodfired oven to cook. Menus will honour the cultural diversity of the area, about 27 kilometres from the CBD, and there will be options to suit all budgets, plus delivery and takeaway options.
A heritage building from 1868 has been restored by designer Paul Papadopoulos from creative agency DS17 (Nour, Beta, Alpha). It was once Australia’s largest paper mill, and Papadopoulos has retained period features including the building’s original brickwork, adding steel, glass and stone accents to modernise the space. There’s bespoke timber joinery, Carrara marble and cast-iron sculptures resembling ovens from the 19th century, as well as a handmade mosaic floor.