From Tristan Rosier and the team behind Arthur on Bourke Street in Surry Hills, Jane is a brand new intimate diner a few blocks up, in the former Ume Burger spot.
Inspired by an informal 70s-era brasserie, designers at Luchetti Krelle have since transformed the space using a palette of warm brass, red marble, and vegan tan leather.
As for how Rosier's award-winning kitchen ethos will translate, Jane will be more casual with an emphasis on smaller dishes served a la carte, created by head chef Victoria Scriven (Arthur, Ester).
Kick off with the "Honey Bugs" cocktail, Jane's take on the classic prawn cocktail that's made with steamed honey bugs and tarragon butter sauce, served chilled in its original shell.
There's a Kangaroo tartare served with bush tomato and shoestring fries that has been imported from the Arthur menu; a 500g Lamb Barnsley chop served in rosemary and marrow sauce with pea leaves; and a sustainably-farmed Murray Cod from Griffith served with an aromatic curry sauce made with Aussie natives like lemon myrtle, mountain pepper, and pepper berry.
"When Victoria and I designed the menu—which is constantly evolving when you're two very similarly minded individuals with a very clear cut goal to highlight Australian produce—we wanted to create dishes that would be interesting and delicious yet allow people to try new flavours that are unique to Australian,” explains Rosier.
For dessert, it's Jane's "Pink Cake", a vanilla sponge recipe with pink icing, layers of meringue and sponge, bay leaf cream, candied rosella flowers and strawberries, and ruby chocolate clusters.
The wine list features 80 artisanal Australian-only drops (25 by the glass) handpicked by Arthur and Jane sommelier Kyle Reno Lenci. Cocktails follow a similar Australian flavour, with an "Austaliano" and a summer daquiri in the mix.
There's room at the marble bar for solo diners grabbing a bite and well-earned glass of wine after work, cosy booths for date night, and a large custom eight-seater red marble table complete with lazy Susan for groups of eight.
Image credit: Nikki To