There’s fast food and then there’s fine fast food. Here are 5 of Australia’s finest casual dining restaurants right now.
1. Good Times: While preparing his brand-new city venture, Mercado, head chef Nathan Sasi was working on his new ice-creamery in Sydney’s Potts Point, selling creative soft-serves made entirely from scratch.
2. Jimmy Grants: Complementing his popular modern Greek restaurants, George Calombaris opened his fifth incarnation of his Melbourne souvlaki bar, Jimmy Grants, this year. jimmygrants.com.au
3. Burger Project: Neil Perry has a brand new outlet in the heart of Melbourne and another is planned for Sydney’s Macquarie Centre.
5. The Chicken Shop: The Paddington’s Ben Greeno cooks free-range Bannockburn chickens on a custom-made rotisserie.