clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Noma and Fäviken Alum to Open New Fine Dining Restaurant in Sydney

Chef Sam Miller's Silvereye should land in the Australian city later this year.


Chef Sam Miller — a Brit who served as chef René Redzepi's right hand man for many years — has moved to Sydney, Australia to open his first restaurant. It will be called Silvereye according to the Australian, and it will be located inside the Old Clare Hotel.

Named for a small bird native to Australia and New Zealand, Miller's first restaurant will likely serve food influenced by the new Nordic cuisine he helped create at Noma as first lieutenant, and later as sous chef under chef Magnus Nilsson at Fäviken in Sweden. Redzepi on Miller: "He truly is a rare talent... Some people are great at running a team but not so good creatively; he gives both."

Silvereye, under construction [Photo: Facebook]

Currently under renovation, the hotel will eventually house three restaurants. The Australian writes that Miller's will be the "most refined, most intellectual." Silvereye will seat 40 and offer only a tasting menu; it is expected to open this summer.

By the time Silvereye hopes to open, another British chef will have departed Australia: Chef Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck pop-up ends its six month run in Melbourne on August 9.

Sign up for the Sign up for the Eater newsletter

The freshest news from the food world every day