Council is excited to announce that, following a public expression of interest process, it has officially signed a lease agreement with Daniel O’Leary, who will open COQUUN at The Riverlink Building in the coming weeks.

Daniel’s vision for COQUUN is classic European dining, which fits the mould of the iconic design of the Riverlink Building perfectly.

Daniel says, ‘I’m thrilled to get the keys and I can’t wait to get into the restaurant and get to work. It’s a wonderful space, in an amazing location and I’m looking forward to creating some delicious food that I hope people will enjoy’.

Daniel has roots in Maitland and comes with contemporary experience, previously the owner operator of two successful business, including an established small bar in Sydney. He has almost a decade’s experience in hospitality and is set to open COQUUN with his lifelong friend and fellow local Anthony Ford.

‘When people come to COQUUN, I hope it makes them feel like they are in a public living room sitting by the Hunter River. The menu will be simple, accessible, refined and locally sourced to match the casual environment and dining experience’, added Daniel.

Maitland Mayor, Cr Loretta Baker says, ‘Daniel has a great vision for the restaurant and I can’t wait until he opens the doors to COQUUN. The casual refined eatery and small bar concept will complement the culture and calibre of business already at The Levee and enhance the dining and night time economy options’.

Maitland Mayor, Cr Loretta Baker officially handed the keys to The Riverlink Building over to Daniel O’Leary this morning, Thursday 2 August at 10.30am.