Hospitality Magazine has the word that Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse is giving way to pommy superchef Jamie Oliver’s take on Italian:
Jamie’s Italian Australian partner, Pacific Restaurant Group, has announced it will close its Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse Canberra restaurant at the Canberra Centre to make way for the new venue.
Pacific Restaurant Group managing director Adam Heathcote, comments said while it was the “end of an era for Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse Canberra, the space and location is perfect for Jamie’s Italian”.
“We always want to bring unique, exciting and enjoyable experiences to our diners and we feel that Jamie’s Italian will do exactly this for the people of Canberra.”
Recruitment for the restaurant has now begun with around 100 positions needing to be filled.
Pacific Restaurant Group’s team will be heading to Canberra next month to begin the recruitment drive, said head of operations for Jamie’s Italian Australia Karen Westfield.
So not so much Jamie Oliver as the group he’s flogged his name to out here in the colonies.