EXCITING NEW JAPANESE RESTAURANT TO OPEN AT THE WELLINGTON IN EAST BRISBANE.
An authentic Japanese restaurant is just weeks away from opening in the new retail and dining precinct on the ground floor of The Wellington in East Brisbane.
Japanese chef Shun Mori will open his Shunsai Restaurant, offering a fine dining menu of traditional and fresh seasonal dishes, in a relaxed setting at 45 Wellington Road.
A master of Japanese cuisine, Mr Mori completed his apprenticeship in Japan, cooked at the Japanese Embassy in Switzerland – where he catered for the Swedish Royal Family – and worked at several award winning Japanese restaurants in Sydney and Brisbane before taking the big step to open his own restaurant. Japanese chef Shun Mori chose The Wellington to open his first restaurant because the location and space in the retail and dining precinct suited his vision for an intimate dining experience.
The Wellington is a newly-completed apartment building with 127 one and two bedroom apartments across nine stories, featuring a rooftop pool and entertainment area
with breathtaking city views, a podium level garden and recreation area, and a boutique retail and dining precinct on the ground floor.
The Wellington apartment building is right in the hub of East Brisbane’s vibrant culture with boutique cafes, stores, bars and The Gabba sports stadium, all within walking distance.
Mr Mori will introduce diners to the essence of authentic Japanese foods, featuring produce from local butchers, fishmongers and vegetable producers. He said Shunsai, which meant “season colour”, would incorporate authentic Japanese fare with a local twist.
“We will be serving traditional Japanese food using fresh, local, in-season ingredients,” Mr Mori said.
“It will be very different to what is currently on offer in Brisbane. Our focus is on fine dining, with our menu including seven-course meals.”
The father-of-three will be joined by his wife Miho, who will manage the front of house. Their search to find the ideal space to launch their new business lasted around six months before they came across The Wellington’s ground floor retail and dining precinct.
The Wellington developers, EPV Developments’ Director Karl Jameson, said their vision for the retail and dining precinct was to provide a vibrant gathering place for residents and their friends, and to create a destination that attracts people from all over Brisbane.
“We’re delighted that a culinary entrepreneur of the quality of Shun Mori has chosen The Wellington to establish his restaurant business,” he said.
Shunsai Japanese Restaurant will take up the 56 sqm space next door to the already well- established Min & Co café and coffee roasters, and is expected to be open
to the public by the end of June.
The Wellington Marketing Manager and TOTAL Property Group Managing Director, Adrian Parsons, said East Brisbane was drawing a broad demographic of people
seeking an inner-city lifestyle.
“We are seeing the demand growing for apartments that are designed for the owner occupier with all the facilities and good quality cafes and restaurants on the doorstep,” he said.
“Now with the launch of Shunsai Japanese Restaurant it’s a further demonstration of how The Wellington is attracting new businesses to the area.”
Shunsai will be open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, 5.30-9.30pm, and for lunch from Wednesday to Saturday, 11.30am-2.30pm.
Potential residents still have the opportunity to become part of The Wellington community, with only a few stylish, luxury one and two-bedroom apartments still
Designed to offer contemporary living, with prices ranging between $339,000 and $550,000, The Wellington boasts a rooftop pool and entertainment area, a podium level garden and recreation area, and boutique retail precinct on the ground floor.
Originally published by My Town Magazine here.
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