Mezzanine Level, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket

XOPP, the latest restaurant from the Wong family of the Golden Century Group, has opened at The Exchange in Darling Square.

Paying homage to the institution’s most celebrated dish XO pipis, XOPP (pronounced X-O-P-P) heralds a bold new era for the Golden Century Group showcasing modern Cantonese food in contemporary, designer surrounds on the Exchange’s Mezzanine Level. Private dining spaces, a separate bar area with an edited menu, plus a 250-strong wine list and teas round out the offering.

Spearheaded by second-generation restaurateur, Billy Wong, XOPP is a tribute to the Cantonese cuisine and considered service of sister restaurants Golden Century and The Century (at The Star) but presented in a thoroughly modern way and always with hospitality at the heart of the experience.

New dishes on the XOPP menu feature alongside many Golden Century classics. Expect Hiramasa Kingfish with Doubanjiang and Finger Lime; Southern Rock Lobster Typhoon Shelter Style or Kung Bao Glacier 51 Toothfish with Cashew Nuts. Other dishes include Roasted Short-rib with Laoganma Chilli Sauce and Beef Sirloin with Garlic Cream and Elk. Desserts also take on a contemporary riff with a refreshing Watermelon Granita with Citrus Curd, Jasmine Bubble-tea Pannacotta and a Coconut Ice-cream Bao Sandwich on offer.

The bar area is a place of experimental smaller dishes and snacks, teamed with wines by the glass or a classic cocktail. Stop by for a pre-theatre glass of wine with rotating dishes such as XO Mayonnaise Prawn Rolls, Scallop and Edamame San Choy Bao and Chicken Liver Parfait with Shaoxing Wine on Chinese Donuts.

XOPP is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner:

  • 11:30am - 11pm

Book on 02 8030 0000 or online www.xopp.com.au