Tourism Australia to open pop-up Aussie restaurant with Jackson Gilmour

Caterer Jackson Gilmour has been selected to launch 'Restaurant Australia' in Australia House, London, to promote the food and drink of the land down under for Tourism Australia.

Head chef Joyce O’Hagan with Skye Gyngell
Head chef Joyce O’Hagan with Skye Gyngell

Launching on 22 September and running for six consecutive nights, the pop-up dining experience will target affluent long-haul travellers in the capital. A different chef will work with Jackson Gilmour to produce a new menu each night.

Rachel O’Sullivan from restaurants Lardo and Coppa, Sky Gyngell from Spring at Somerset House and Luke Rayment from The Modrian will represent the UK contingent, alongside Aussie chefs Maggie Beer, Matt Stone and Shannon Bennett.

Jackson Gilmour will be constructing a temporary kitchen in the reception area of the Strand’s Australia House to host the event. The team, which is led by executive chef Joyce O’Hagan, has formed a long-term relationship with Australia House after supplying catering for the venue every January on Australia Day for the last ten years.

Emma Humphreys, regional public relations manager at Tourism Australia, said: "Jackson Gilmour come to us highly recommended by many of the staff here at Australia House who have worked with Joyce and her team before. Jackson Gilmour also received high praise from many of the high-profile celebrity chefs who have combined forces with them over the years.

"Creating six unique restaurant experiences on consecutive days of a week at this venue is a logistical challenge so we are delighted to be in such safe hands with our catering partner."

Tickets to the event will cost £100 per person, with 150 places available each night. Guests are set to be surprised with appearances from Australian celebrities and the chance to win a business-class holiday to the country for two people each night.

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