JAMU, Richmond

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JAMU, Richmond

Hearty fusion cooking and moody interiors give Melbourne's JAMU the no-nonsense feel you'd expect from its Aussie rules owners...

Situated in the heart of multicultural Melbourne suburb Richmond, JAMU is a restaurant where eating heartily and feasting as one is encouraged. Serving up a selection of raw dishes, snacks, sharing plates and larger individual plates alongside a tasting menu, popular dishes include Cone Bay barramundi, wagyu, and half a ‘chook’ garnished with honey, cumin and coriander seeds with a side of ginger and spring onion sauce.

JAMU Richmond, Melbourne Restaurant Owned by James Frawley, Isaac Smith and Evelyn Lau

Owned by professional Aussie rules footballers ​James Frawley and Isaac Smith—along with Evelyn Lau, founder of Richmond restaurant ​A Thousand Blessings—JAMU is inspired by a mixture of backgrounds; something that is reflected in their Asian fusion menu and the elegantly tonal interiors that move around this impressive industrially-edged space.

The trio state that the “intent was to create a backdrop for the vibrant, colourful, and loud food that is served; hence the atmosphere is somewhat dark and moody… serving as a canvas for the real hero: the food.” Indeed, the design at this 70-person restaurant features a brooding combination of copper, mesh and custom-designed solid timber; local materials that bring diners back to Australian roots whilst creating fusion through the use of uncompromising forms.

Both indoor and outdoor seating make this an ideal all-year-round venue and, with a drinks list that perfectly complements the food on offer, JAMU is jamming to ensure itself as your new hotspot in buzzing Richmond.

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JAMU Richmond, Melbourne
JAMU Richmond, Melbourne
JAMU Richmond, Melbourne
JAMU Richmond, Melbourne Restaurant Owned by James Frawley, Isaac Smith and Evelyn Lau
JAMU Melbourne
JAMU Melbourne
JAMU Melbourne
JAMU Melbourne
JAMU Richmond, Melbourne Restaurant Owned by James Frawley, Isaac Smith and Evelyn Lau
JAMU Melbourne
JAMU Melbourne
JAMU Melbourne
JAMU Melbourne

JAMU Richmond Photography, Simon Shiff

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