Extending his line of incredibly successful restaurants to the ACT, celebrated Australian chef and restauranteur Matt Moran has announced he is set to open two sister venues on Bunda Street this Autumn.

Compa – an Italian steakhouse will be the hero concept, while neighbouring sandwich bar, &Sando is set to be an intimate more casual venue.

“Canberra has long had some really exciting restaurants and talent, and it’s a region I have been visiting for many years. I’ve been looking for opportunities in Canberra, I have worked with many local producers for years, and can’t wait to open these two venues and have even more of a reason to spend time there,” says Moran.

Known predominately for his restaurants in Sydney, including fine-dining restaurant ARIA, North Bondi Fish and Chiswick, Moran’s restaurants focus on local, seasonal produce with a simple ethos of good food and good company, and his Canberra venues will be no exception.

The menus will showcase local ACT produce, while also including produce from his own Moran Family Farm including Black Angus and a selection of charcuterie cuts from the farm’s Berkshire pigs.

The menu at Compa will hero beef and show off some of Australia’s best producers including Westholme Wagyu and Brooklyn Valley. In addition, the steakhouse will include a range of pastas and an extensive list of sides from cacio e pepe mac and cheese to Moran’s famous mash.

While &Sando will focus on deli-style sandwiches made from classic ingredients including salami, mortadella, ham, provolone, pickles and veg.

“&Sando will be my first sandwich shop; it’s going to be a lot of fun!”, says Moran. “I love a good sandwich, whether it’s eating one at home or from one of the many great sandwich shops nearby. There has been a pretty big sandwich boom across Australia recently, and we look forward to bringing our own offer to the table”.

Located in the heart of Canberra’s CBD on Bunda Street, Compa and &Sando will be situated right next door to each other.

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