Whilst many hospitality venues have perished at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, one hospitality company has flourished.

Arms Length Hospitality is the new kid on the (corner) block, with two recently opened restaurants sitting on the corners of Bourke St in Redfern and Stanley Street in Darlinghurst.

The companies first restaurant and bar, Arms Length, opened in June of 2020, and despite the looming pandemic, the business thrived.

Rebecca says: “Arms Length almost has its own little following now. By the name you can tell that it was created after COVID, but people think it’s been there for years!”

Arms Length Bar offers top quality shared food, and even has freshly shucked Oysters available on site.

Arms Length Hospitality’s second venue Bar Nina opened just over two weeks ago now, and is a quieter and fresher restaurant, providing a seaside feel, drawing inspiration from the Amalfi Coast. The kitchen lends itself more to Italian inspiration, but still retains Arms Length’s love of Spanish and French inspired cuisine.

For Arms Length Hospitality, service is key. The restaurants pride themselves on offering a hands on and involved experience for their customers. “People can come for just a drink, a full mean or just a snack, but every single time they’re well looked after, the experience is tailored to what they want but they’re still treated like VIPs every time” says Rebecca O’Shea.

Both restaurants provide an amalgamation of seasonal Italian, French and Spanish cuisine, as well as priding themselves on a European style of service where everyone is looked after.

Bar Nina can be found at 85A Stanley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 and bookings can be made here.

Arms Length can be found at 648 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 and bookings can be made here.