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ARRIVING WITH A BANG
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and
his business partner and mentor chef
Gennaro Contaldo have opened the latest
instalment of the Jamie's Italian franchise
restaurant in the heart of the city.
Canberra's Jamie's Italian is open in the
Canberra Centre on Bunda Street and is
Australia's third in the premium Jamie's
Italian chain after Sydney and Perth. It
joins a stable of 33 restaurants in Britian,
Canberra's Jamie's Italian is open in
the Canberra Centre on Bunda Street,
replacing Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse.
The restaurant, designed by renowned
international interior designer Martin
Brudnizki, offers Jamie's Italian signature
dishes including the antipasti counter and
fresh pasta prepared daily, as well as an
authentic Italian dining experience with
plenty of quirky twists Oliver describes as
"tasty, affordable, top-class Italian food".
The family-friendly restaurant, seating
roughly 150 inside and 50 outside, utilises
many of the region's finest ingredients and
best local producers.
Oliver issued a statement saying ''I can't
tell you how excited I am to be opening in
Bookings can be made online at
Hero Sushi emerged on the Sydney food
scene in 2011 and its commitment to
fresh, healthy and tasty cuisine has kept
it at the forefront of modern Japanese
dining ever since. Now the Canberra
Centre boasts the ACT's first Hero Sushi
restaurant, located near Nando's.
With 70 outlets in Malaysia alone, it was
only a matter of time until Canberra got to
taste the authentic cuisine of Papparich.
Offering roti canai, satay and curry laksa,
as well as many other traditional and
modern Malaysian delights, the Canberra
Centre store is the seventh Papparich to
open in Australia.
Chef and owner of the much loved
Aubergine restaurant in Griffith Ben Willis
is opening a second eatery in the city.
Temporada, meaning seasonal in Spanish,
is a joint venture between Willis and
his Aubergine sous chef Chris Darragh.
Described to have a European theme in
a loose Spanish, southern French and
Italian kind of way, Temporada aims to
encompass a more relaxed and casual
The restaurant will be designed by Sydney
restaurant designer Chris Wilkes, and
will replace a former Chinese restaurant
on Moore Street near the corner of
Barry Drive. Willis says he plans to have
Temporada up and running towards the
end of 2013.
DOLCE & SALATO
With plans quickly coming to life, Bunda
Street is preparing to welcome an elegant
Italian-style pastry and sweets boutique in
the heart of the city.
Owner Dominic Pelle says Dolce & Salato
is a concept he has been dreaming about
for quite some time now.
"We have a love for all things Italian
and are looking forward to sharing our
passion with Canberrans, from wood-
fired breakfast to creamy gelato, biscotti
to panettone, and cannoli to coffee," Pelle
The glamorous cafe has been built with
"The fitout was specially designed and
imported from Italy along with most of
our machinery," Pelle says.
Pelle says it is expected to open in this
"It has taken a bit longer, but as they say,
Rome wasn't built in a day," he says.
When two pretty cool dudes brought their
creative minds together to start a new
food venture, it was only natural for it to
literally pop up in the alternative cultural
hub that is Braddon's Lonsdale Street.
Industrial designer and the creator
behind the iconic Aruky stools seen across
Canberra's stylish cafes and bars Tom
Skeehan and locally renowned visual
artist Luke Chiswell have announced the
inception of Bing Bang, a joint venture
pop-up up gourmet sausage stand right
out the front of 23 Lonsdale Street
Chiswell says whenever the two friends
had exhibitions or events they would
always put on a barbecue -- and that was
where the concept originated from.
"Over time we have perfected what we
like, so it just felt natural to take it to the
next level," he says.
Bing Bang is about bringing together local
produce to create the perfect sausage.
"We work on a special sausage with
Country Pride in Lyneham, we get
our preserves from Lynwood in Collector,
and create our baked goods with Flute
bakery in Fyshwick," Chiswell says.
"We both grew up in the country. I grew
up in Collector, NSW, next to Lynwood
Cafe when it was still open and my family
would trade wood for jams and chutneys.
We are very excited to have Lynwood on
Bing Bang sausages."
The Bing Bang sausage stand will open at
the end of November.
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