about us

One Penny Red enables us to focus on what we love – bringing you together to share good food and enjoy good wine.

That’s why we’ve created a unique gathering place for you in Summer Hill.

We look forward to welcoming you to One Penny Red.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

RJ Lines, Head Chef

RJ brings boldly comforting yet well thought out and distinctive food to One Penny Red. His seasonal approach to top local produce is highly respected.

While at Longrain with Martin Boetz, RJ developed a deft sense of flavor and the importance of balance. In 2007 RJ joined Alex Kearns and opened the much acclaimed Glebe Point Diner.

During a 6-month European sabbatical in 2009, RJ cooked organic produce and seafood in Sardinia and Sicily, becoming a member of WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) while working in Tuscany.

Upon his return to Australia RJ and Kearns joined forces again to open Neutral Bay Diner. As Head Chef RJ received high acclaim for his “house made” menu in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

David Murphy

David has a passion for matching wines to food and over 20 years’ experience in restaurants.

David trained at the Regent Hotel (now Four Seasons) and Level 41 before being recruited to open the iconic Banc and Wine Banc and going on to manage Chicane in Darlinghurst.

In 2000 he moved to London and became Manager at the Michelin starred Lindsay House with Richard Corrigan and Nobu on Park Lane.

On returning to Sydney David co-owned the successful wine bar Eat City for many years before working as a sommelier at Rockpool and opening Ash St Cellar which won Sydney Morning Herald best wine bar in its first year.

More recently David has worked in the wine industry consulting to The Gregan Group as their Beverage Consultant.

NINA ALIDENES

Nina has been a resident and business owner in the Inner West for the past 15 years, most recently owning Envy Café and Gallery in Summer Hill where she has become friend to the community.

Nina cut her teeth in London at Launceston Place in 1994 and then in Melbourne at the iconic Adelphi Hotel, Flinders Lane and Circa the Prince, St Kilda.

Upon returning to Sydney in 1998 Nina held the position of Operations Manager for the Manfredi Group.

In 2000 Nina opened Manna Restaurant in the Inner West suburb of Petersham. Between the years of 2000 and 2006 Manna received many awards including Best Small Winelist in 2004. In 2004 Nina established Envy Café and Gallery, Summer Hill, which she ran until late 2013.