The highly-anticipated QT Newcastle is set to open its doors next month, three years on from the initial signing with Iris Capital.

Opening on June 9, the property will house a signature food and beverage offering that heroes local produce.

Restaurant, Jana, and rooftop bar, Rooftop at QT, will be led by acclaimed Chef Massimo Speroni, from multi-award-winning Brisbane restaurant, Bacchus.

Having worked at two-Michelin-starred restaurant San Domenico in Imola, Italy, and one-Michelin-starred restaurant Café le Paillotes in Pescara, Speroni brings a wealth of experience in premium dining.

“True to the QT philosophy, QT Newcastle will offer a highly inventive food and beverage experience, highlighting local provenance,” said Speroni.

Chef Massimo Speroni

“QT is a champion for providing extraordinary experiences with a touch of luxury and quirk, from design to signature service. I’m excited to showcase and champion the beautiful Hunter Valley and surrounding regions.”

Brought to life by the QT design team and collaborator, Nic Graham, Jana is a modern Australian bar and grill, complete with open kitchen and private dining room.

The menu centres around premium, local produce such as premium lamb sourced from the nearby Little Hill Farm and Pukara extra virgin olive oil from 90 minutes away.

QT Newcastle has partnered with Tyrell’s for its wine selection – a collaboration that QT’s Director of Beverage, Chris Morrison, says is well matched.

“Tyrell’s are custodians of Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley, and continue to remerge as innovators in the industry,” Morrison said.

“Both [QT and Tyrell’s] are well established and respected in their own right. QT and Tyrell’s are well-matched in growth and values.”

Rooftop at QT is Newcastle’s highest open-air rooftop, offering views across the harbour.

Patrons can enjoy a variety of QT’s famed cocktails, local wine, and a Japanese-inspired spirit collection to complement the Japanese cuisine on the menu.