24.10.2011

peckvonhartel is delighted to announce our latest restaurant project, Jamie’s Italian Sydney with Pacific Restaurant Group, Jamie Oliver’s Australian partners.

This vibrant and lively venue marks the Australian debut for world renowned Jamie Oliver’s popular collection of Italian restaurants, with further sites set to open across Australia and New Zealand over the next few years.

Serving up to 200 guests at any one time, the challenge for peckvonhartel was to make it feel like 'a Jamie's' while being unique and relevant to the location.  Inspired by the growing ‘laneway’ scene in Sydney's CBD; the design needed to be vibrant, functional and playful, catering to a broad demographic.

The elongated and soaring space is punctuated with many wonderful details and curious elements including a pasta station located in the front window, a mezzanine level antipasto bar and a dramatic 150kg industrial chandelier creating a vast beacon of shimmering light from the street.  The copper clad kitchen at the rear is open and on display to the guests adding further theatre to the experience.

The groundbreaking concept has proved a phenomenon in the UK having already collected several industry awards for value, quality and design.  peckvonhartel is in discussion about further projects in the new year.

Jamie's Italian is located at 107 Pitt in Sydney's CBD and is now open.