Sydney's three-hat restaurant Sepia is Moving to Melbourne
Sydney is set to lose another fine diner with three-hat Restaurant Sepia looking to open its doors at a new venue in Melbourne next year with local supremo Chris Lucas.
Lucas, founder and CEO of The Lucas Group, runs popular Melbourne diners Chin Chin, Hawker Hall, Kong, Baby and The Botanical.
With the lease on their downtown Sydney restaurant coming to an end in 2018, Chef Martin Benn and front-of-house manager Vicki Wild of Sepia say the time is right for them to reinvent the Japanese-influenced restaurant.
They're unashamedly planning for a restaurant of international acclaim, but don't expect it to just be Sepia South.
The pair don't want to just drop the same restaurant in Melbourne, they want to step it up.
Benn and Wild are amping up Sepia for the final stretch before turning the lights off for the last time on December 31.