Jamie Oliver, who is visiting down under next month, has announced his latest dining sensation, Jamie’s Italian, is opening its fifth Australia edition in Brisbane’s Queens Street Mall.

Jamie Oliver has taken Canberra, Perth and Sydney by storm with his approach to delicious, healthy Italian food at an affordable price.

Now, Jamie’s Italian is set to join the Queens Street Mall at 215 Adelaide Street.

‘’Jamie’s Italian in Brisbane is going to be an eye-opener. It’s set to be the largest Jamie’s Italian in Australia accommodating up to 240 guests across two levels including a stunning bar area seating up to 80 people,” says Adam Heathcote, Managing Director of Pacific Restaurant Group, who handle Jamie’s Italian restaurants nationwide

‘’One of the great things about this space is its size. With a bigger restaurant and bar area, we have a better ability to show more Brisbane locals what Jamie’s Italian is all about; simple, rustic and wholesome food with fun, friendly and welcoming service.”

The finer details of the venue are still being developed and an opening date has not yet been released, with Pacific Restaurant Group instead stating, “late 2014.”

This week, Jamie also announced a pop-up kitchen competition, as well as a visit to Australia next month.

He has challenged Australians to nominate their hometown to be the host for a pop-up kitchen for 12 months.

“We are on a mission to keep cooking skills alive. Our dream is to have a Jamie’s Ministry of Food kitchen in each State and Territory. We need Australia’s help to grow the program, so who best to ask but the people on the ground,” says Jamie.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food pop-up kitchen is about inspiring all levels of cooks with hands-on cooking classes and education on nutrition.

“Come on Australia, tell me where you think is the best place for a pop-up kitchen, and let’s make it happen.”

Shortlisted applicants will meet Jamie Oliver in Sydney on March 23.

Look out for further details of Jamie’s Italian in Brisbane here on bmag.

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