QT Newcastle is set to open the doors to its new restaurant, Jana, and rooftop bar, Rooftop at QT, on 9 June.

Modern Australian bar and grill, Jana, is located on top of the Newcastle’s QT hotel and will be the latest addition to the group’s impressive venue portfolio.

Massimo Speroni has been brought on as executive chef after a stint at award-winning Brisbane restaurant Bacchus and has also spent time at the 2 Michelin-starred San Domenico and the 1 Michelin-starred restaurant Café le Paillotes in Italy.

“True to the QT philosophy, QT Newcastle will offer a highly inventive food and beverage experience, highlighting local provenance,” says the chef.

 “QT is a champion for providing extraordinary experiences with a touch of luxury and quirk, from design to signature service. I’m excited to showcase and champion the beautiful Hunter Valley and surrounding regions.”

The restaurant aims to showcase provenance with an extensive steak offering that has been curated in collaboration with local producers and providores.

Majority of the selection has been sourced from producers such as 2GR, Riverine, Jack’s Creek and Rangers Valley, along with lamb from Pukara Estate.

An open kitchen with a dry-aged meat cabinet will be the focal point of the venue.

The wine offering has been curated in collaboration with the hotel’s wine partner, Tyrrell’s.

“Tyrrell’s are custodians of Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley, and continue to remerge as innovators in the industry,” says QT’s Beverage Director Chris Morrison.

“Both are well established and respected in their own right. QT and Tyrrell’s are well-matched in growth and values.”

Guests can also enjoy the drinks offering at Rooftop at QT while overlooking the harbour.

In addition to an extensive wine offering, the rooftop bar will have a large range of Japanese whiskey along with sake and umeshu.

Cocktails will include everything from a Harajuku highball to a Tomasu margarita.

Drinks can also be paired with izakaya-style menu that encompasses salmon sashimi, yakitori chicken and miso eggplant robata skewers.

Both venues will launch with the hotel.

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