In Openings by Clyde Mooney

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After years in the wilderness, Manly’s oceanfront Shore Club Hotel will soon reopen as a conservatory-inspired oasis, Manly Greenhouse.

Greg Anderson Patricia Nunes outside the former Shore Club Hotel

Former Aria chef Greg Anderson and business partner Patricia Nunes – the team behind Sails on Lavender Bay – will launch the three-level Manly Greenhouse, as a casual all-day local, with a new restaurant concept and rooftop bar.

Award-­winning design studio Luchetti Krelle has been enlisted to fashion the venue, taking inspiration from the classic greenhouse, with steel structures and transparent materials populated with abundant greenery from local plant specialists The Plant Room.

Street level will be a beachside bar and bistro, with beer and wine on tap, and the charcoal grill-focused restaurant on the middle level. Atop the building will be the rooftop bar, with panoramic ocean views and a “canopy of cascading ferns”.

Ending a troubled history as the Shore Club, as the northern beaches embrace renewed hospitality capex including the ongoing evolution of Laundy Group’s The Steyne, just a block away, and Merivale’s Papi Chulo in Manly Wharf, Anderson is excited to be bringing it back.

“The space has been vacant for almost four years … a wasted opportunity for our locals and visitors to enjoy those spectacular views,” he says.

“We believe now is the time to breathe new life and hospitality into one of Sydney’s best beachfronts.”

Manly Greenhouse will open this April.