our story

The Avenue Group was born out of love in 2005 as the passion project of the effervescent Barbaro family. With 40 combined years’ commercial and culinary experience, their aim was simple; to create a place within Sydney’s CBD to meet, do business, and socialise that had a friendly, familiar, and welcoming atmosphere forged from their Italian heritage.

Flagship venue, Avenue on Chifley - located in Chifley Square and now a local institution – was the first to be established, with a focus on great coffee, high quality food, a bespoke wine & beer offering, and (most importantly) unparalleled service from a team who intrinsically know and understand their customers’ needs.

From humble beginnings the business has grown, and the Group now own and operate Avenue on George - in the new headquarters of Ernst Young building on George Street - and their newest venture, Avenue on Sussex, opened in 2017 in Darling Park on Sussex Street.

In addition to their perfect, central locations and award-winning food and service, ‘the Avenues’ are versatile venues - with both indoor and outdoor spaces -and offering private functions and large group bookings, as well as event catering. They also all pride themselves on using fresh and seasonal produce, sourced daily from local markets, butchers and fishmongers.

With passionate professionalism at the core of the business, brothers Stephen, Philip and Anthony, and sister Domenica have made their commitment to excellence the hallmark of the Avenue Group, and have gained huge local support and regular clientele.

The next chapter in the story is the development of the Alleyway cocktail bar concept - a ‘little brother’ to the more sophisticated Avenues.

For more information contact info@avenuegroup.com.au, or just pop in to any of our venues, and let the Barbaros welcome you into their extended family!