Star chef tipped to open first Aussie restaurant in Perth

Artist impression of the Innaloo shopping centre redevelopment, with Nopi shown on the top level.
Artist impression of the Innaloo shopping centre redevelopment, with Nopi shown on the top level.

INTERNATIONALLY renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi looks set to open his first Australian restaurant in Innaloo.

Latest plans for the $830 million Innaloo shopping centre redevelopment, to be rebranded as Westfield Stirling, show the British chef, restaurant owner and cookbook author’s Nopi restaurant on the top level.

Centre owner Scentre Group would not confirm the coup but the logo shown on the artist impressions of the redevelopment is the same as used for Ottolenghi’s London restaurant.

Yotam Ottolenghi. Photo: Getty

Zara and Zara Home, David Jones and a likely rooftop bar or restaurant Bosco are also featured.

Event Cinemas and Aldi have been confirmed to join the redevelopment, which will span across more than 105,000sq m on the existing Innaloo and Megacentre shopping centre sites.

Construction is set to start later this year.

A Scentre Group spokeswoman told Community News on July 3 “the company was not in discussions with Ottolenghi”.