The Charles x Sally Abé | Vivid Chef Series – Vivid Sydney 2024

Location: The Charles
Address: 66 King Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Buy Tickets: Price From $85.00*
Dates: 28 – 30 May, 2024  12AM – 11PM

Settle into a plush leather booth for this Chef Series match that combines robust but polished British nostalgia with traditional French luxury. Sally Abé of The Pem, a London fine-dining establishment, will join former colleague and friend Billy Hannigan for three unforgettable lunches and dinners at The Charles Brasserie and Bar. After working together at London’s three Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury, this promises to be a wonderful reunion and celebration of their individual styles.

Sally’s skill for modernized British nostalgia will complement Billy’s exquisite French style. The end result is a wonderful, unexpected cuisine that pays tribute to their shared heritage and the amount of expertise they’ve gained since. All in the magnificent setting of The Charles, which features soaring ceilings, clean white tablecloths, and art deco lighting. Rhiann Mead, Charles’ head pastry chef (formerly of Bennelong), will also join Sally and Billy in the kitchen to create an original, flamboyant dessert, the perfect way to round off a night of culinary creation.

Bookings are offered for both lunch and dinner.

Make a lunch reservation from $85pp >
Make a dinner reservation from $150pp >


The Vivid Chef Series celebrates cooperation and fusion, two factors that contribute to Sydney’s vibrant and diverse food scene.

In a series of exceptional dinners, two top chefs, one cutting-edge international and one local Sydney icon, collaborate to create a genuinely unique and delectable feast.

Each chef couple will develop a one-of-a-kind cuisine that showcases the greatest NSW food and suppliers.

This is more than just a celebration of culinary creativity; it is also an example of the strength and beauty of diversity and unity through food. Join us as we make new relationships and attempt something new together.

Other Vivid Chef Series collaborations include:

Aalia x Ivan Brehm >
Fred’s x Max Coen >