A lifetime dream and twelve months of planning sees one of Macarthur’s most creative and prolific businessmen Steve Wisbey join forces his partner Mandy Avinou, to create a Tapas Restaurant with a quirky personality that looks set to make its mark on Camden.
upstairs@fred’s opened in September in Argyle Street above the old Whitemans building. It has an enormous sweeping verandah that overlooks the main drag and a very distinctive interior design by Wiz. “It’s a beautiful old building with high ceilings and fireplaces, and rooms off rooms so we wanted to make it different. We have a Private Rock & Roll VIP Room, Private Dining Room and for the ladies…Fred’s very own, very sexy feminine Champagne Room as well as a baby grand to entertain in our main dining area.”
Wisbey can hardly contain his excitement “Fred’s really has a personality that adult diners will love, it’s funky and stylish, but it’s not for everyone. It’s not targeted at a family restaurant market, It’s for people that go to Surry Hills or Newtown to get the vibe they want, we know Macarthur is mature enough for this experience now and we wanted to create this for ourselves firstly and then share it with our friends.”
Passionate Portuguese head chef Marcio, will be let loose to create imaginative finger foods and tapas specialties, decadent desserts including his famed Portuguese Tarts, and gourmet Pizza. Fred’s is Cheese and Charcuterie boards and Sausage “I like Sausage, I like the word! Wurst, Boerewors, Chorizo..I wanted a place where people could love a good bit of sausage!” From what Steve says it’s a fusion of tapas and fun.
The craft beer flows on tap from giant copper pipe with craft beer tasting paddles from our renowned local brewer, Stockade, as well as many more independent breweries. Fred’s also boasts quite an extensive wine and champagne list, cocktails too…It’s the kind of place where friends and relaxed dining feels so comfy you just want to belong! upstairs@fred’s is also available for private functions from commiserations (Wakes for the Dead) and celebrations (for the Living). Pop in Thursday Friday Saturday night until 12:30 …All day breakfast Saturdays and Sundays. For Function Enquiries or bookings call 0246555369