About Us

Founded in 2011, Parlour Group draws inspiration from the finer aspects of the North American spirit to provide Australians with premium hospitality experiences in four convenient Sydney-wide locations.

The Flying Squirrel (now closed), a small 50 seat tapas bar, was the first venue opened by Brody Petersen – owner of Parlour Group. This was quickly followed by The Stuffed Beaver Dining Parlour in 2012, a 50 seat Canadian style sports bar.

In 2013, Brody opened Riley St Garage which offers patrons a taste of New York’s meatpacking district, with a hint of 1930s glamour, and a menu that pays homage to Modern Australia and the crisp notes of the sea.

Opening in 2015, Surly’s American BBQ, Burgers & Beer, epitomises the tastes and textures of Nashville, showcasing the smokey flavours of the deep South, served to the soulful tunes of live blues and roots.

The all-embracing Village Inn, was added to the portfolio in 2016. This venues respects the pioneering spirit of a century-old venue, with the perks of modern day pub fare, a plethora of refreshing beers, lavish wines and more-ish cocktails.

In 2017, Parlour Group is set to open Stanton & Co., which honours the legend of Richard Stanton who helmed the development of Rosebery. A refurbished industrial space that boasts New York flare, coupled with Modern Australian cuisine that is crafted by the skilled hands of Executive Chef Regan Porteous.

Throughout each Parlour Group venue we aim to showcase Canadian generosity, Southern charm, and East Coast chic by serving exceptional culinary and entertainment experiences in comfortable and evocative settings, while still respecting the heritage and traditions of Australia and the Australian way of life.

“What drives my grit is the satisfaction a customer gets once they’ve been to a Parlour Group venue. Knowing people have loved an experience which we’ve created, is the most amazing feeling in the world. It’s the reason we do what we do”.  

 – Owner, Brody Petersen