Restaurant open for business at West Gippsland Arts Centre


One of Warragul’s most anticipated restaurants will open its doors today for lunchtime trading.

Albert & Smith will dish up a range of seasonal dishes for lunch Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours for pre-dinner shows at the West Gippsland Arts Centre. The restaurant will also offer catering for functions and events.

Proprietors David and Sam O’Neill are well established in the local hospitality scene, having previously managed both In2Food and Stagedoor. Behind the scenes is experienced local chef Ed McDowell.

The opening menu will offer a mix of classic and contemporary dishes such as Gippsland Scotch Fillet, Bombay Beef Curry, Spanish Calamari Salad, Homemade Gnocchi with slow-cooked Lamb and Poke Bowls with marinated Ocean Trout or Tofu.

The dessert menu includes Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, French Bread & Butter Pudding and Profiteroles.

The restaurant will employ approximately 20 full-time, part-time and casual staff.

Albert & Smith will open from midday today. To make a booking, call 5624 2559.

As stated by Mayor Cr Mikaela Power

“I am delighted to see this restaurant up and running with such experienced and respected owners.

“David and Sam have worked closely with the team at the West Gippsland Arts Centre to create what promises to be a top-notch dining experience.”

As stated by Proprietor David O’Neill

“Albert & Smith is about well-cooked fresh food, a varied wine list from established regions, and personable, friendly service.

“Sam and I are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and welcoming new ones.”

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