Orana, which means “welcome” in some Aboriginal languages, is an intimate space home to Chef and Owner Jock Zonfrillo’s findings, philosophy and cuisine from over 16 years of research and exploration of Australian land, produce, people and history. Taking his curiosity and respect for the Aboriginal people, the oldest surviving culture on earth, Jock celebrates all elements of Australia – from the ancient to the modern – and in the process has created a cuisine that is uniquely his own. The Aboriginal philosophy to heal and be healed by the land and to always give back more than you take, strongly influences Zonfrillo’s culinary philosophy. Restaurant Orana’s menu honours Australia’s incredibly varied food history, celebrates the nutritional properties of Indigenous ingredients, respects the produce’s relationship with the land and strives to integrate all this to define Australia’s modern gastronomic identity.
2018 – Gourmet Traveller – Top 100 restaurants in Australia for 2018 – #1 of 409
2018 – The Australian – Hottest Chef
2017 – Good Food Guide – Two Hats