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MEET JANA: Newcastle’s newest bar and grill opens next month

The warmth of an open kitchen with a flame grill and dry-aged meat cabinet is what guests can expect from Newcastle’s newest bar and grill offering when it opens in June.

Jana, QT Newcastle’s signature restaurant, will throw open the doors to its unique dining experience for locals foodies to enjoy from 9 June.

Steak is the star of the show here, with the bar and grill souring their meat from New South Wales producers like 2GR, Riverine, Jack’s Creek and Rangers Valley. And the lamb only travels forty minutes down the road from Pukara Estate.

“True to the QT philosophy, QT Newcastle will offer a highly inventive food and beverage experience, highlighting local provenance,” Executive Chef Massimo Speroni said.

Speroni, direct from multi-award-winning Brisbane restaurant, Bacchu, brings with him some pretty star-studded credentials too. From the 2 Michelin-starred restaurant San Domenico in Imola, Italy, and the 1 Michelin-starred restaurant Café le Paillotes in Pescara.

lExecutive Chef Massimo Speroni

“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,”

To complement the menu QT has partnered with one of the Jewells of the Hunter Valley winemaking region.

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

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

Jana is set to open on 9 June at the QT in Newcastle in line with the hotel launch. For more information visit