Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan go separate culinary ways

Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan go separate culinary ways
Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan go separate culinary ways

The 24-year partnership between Sydney celebrity chef Matt Moran and manager-restaurateur Peter Sullivan has concluded.

John Lethlean, who reviews restaurants for The Australian but prides himself as a professional restaurant industry gossip, revealed the news.

The business duo's entity, known as MorSul, is best known for Aria, but has since expanded into several restaurants along with a catering arm and several bars in Sydney and Brisbane.

Moran and his new business partners, Solotel will open a significant venue at the Barangaroo development next year.

Sullivan told John Lethlean that "the time is right for me to leave MorSul and pursue my own projects. It has been a fantastic partnership with Matt over 24 years and I wish him and Solotel all the very best for all their future projects.”

Moran advised “Pete and I have maintained a great friendship while we built a successful business together over the past 24 years, and we are both incredibly proud of that. Pete has decided to move on and we wish him the best in his future endeavours. I am certain they will be a huge success.”

Lethlean was a tad doubtful that it was all that simple.

Moran made a name for himself at the Paddington Inn, becoming the youngest chef to win a Good Food Guide chef's hat, when teaming with Peter Sullivan.

Their next venture, Moran's at Potts Point, won the guide's best new restaurant award in 1996.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

Restaurant Aria


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