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Simon Gloftis expands restaurant empire in Brisbane’s foodie hotspot

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Simon Gloftis is set to open a new high-end sushi diner, Sushi Room, on Brisbane’s James Street. It’s his fourth restaurant in Queensland’s capital in five years.

According to The Courier Mail, the new venture, which Gloftis co-owns with Kelvin Andrews and Theo Kampolis, will have a fit-out worth more than the average Brisbane home, a set menu for about $300 a head and quality produce flown in from across the country.

“It’s one of those places where we’re not being beholden to any trends. We’re going with the highest quality produce, minimal intervention and maximum flavour,” Gloftis told the newspaper.

Shimpei Raikuni, Theo Kampolis, Simon Gloftis and Kelvin Andrews outside their new restaurant at Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley. Picture: Richard Walker.

That means a traditional, sophisticated sushi and sashimi menu, all prepared by ex-Kiyomi, Broadbeach sushi chef Shimpei Raikuni, who trained in Japan before moving to Australia.

There will also be a full vegetarian offering and a cracking drinks list from group sommelier Alexandra McPherson.

The venue is set for a late February opening and will join Gloftis’ other successful business ventures including Hellenika, SK Steak & Oyster and the soon-to-launch Sunshine.

Source: The Courier Mail.

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