Our Story

A slice of Southern Europe in the heart of Sydney

Through three generations of providers, chefs and restaurateurs from both sides of the family the brothers were born into the industry. Waking to the smells of Southern European breakfasts being lovingly prepared as children gave them a sense of food and family that has carried into their successful businesses. With the help of Head Chef Alex Smith and Restaurant Manager Vivian Megumi Hyashida their philosophies around respecting quality produce and treating customers like family will make their ventures truly unique.


Nestled in the Assembly of Deutsche bank place is Mordeo Bistro & Bar. Mordeo brings a slice of Southern Europe to Sydney’s CBD. This elegant yet casual bistro’s classic southern European fare is perfectly matched by an extensive wine list and homemade artisan beer.

Mordeo actually means bite or devour

Mordeo is affectionately designed as a romantic homage to the quintessential southern European bistro. Diners are charmed by its many authentic touches; like walls featuring subway tiles, copper spun pendant lights, a beautiful pressed tin bar and food delivered by expert energetic waiters.

Other key factors include:

  • Fully licensed bar offering boutique wines, a range of signature cocktails and a selection of craft beer
  • Our cocktail list is only small but everything we do, we do well, some very unique flavours focussing on the beverages found in southern Europe
  • Offering fresh pasta made daily, hand stretched Napoli style pizza, fresh local seafood, and of course a variety of meat, game, and poultry
  • Our menus offer a range of gluten-free, vegetarian and Vegan dishes

Our Vision

“Great southern European Hospitality that people come back for everyday”

The place people chose to be