After four months in captivity, Sydney’s power dining scene is back with a vengeance – as evidenced by the hefty crowd at newly launched Double Bay eatery Margaret on Saturday night.

Neil Perry’s new restaurant ‘Margaret’ in Double Bay. Dominic Lorrimer

Billionaire rag trader Solly Lew, Seven West Media CEO James Warburton, and ex-Sydney Airport chief Kerrie Mather (now heading up Venues NSW) were all separately sampling Neil Perry’s first venture since he left the now-Quadrant Private Equity-run Rockpool Dining Group last June.

At another of the establishment’s tables sat power couple Paul Howes and Olivia Wirth (of KPMG and Qantas respectively). And elsewhere, Sarah Murdoch, dining without Lachlan.