Salt, Sydney was Luke’s first restaurant which opened in 1999. In ancient Greece, salt was a rare, expensive commodity and it was given to people as a sign of hospitality and friendship.
These traits are the core ingredients for Luke’s service philosophy and so the success of Salt began. The name was used again for Salt, Tokyo in 2007. Salt grill is an extension on that and first appeared on P&O’s Pacific Jewel in 2009. Salt grill has since been opened in Hilton Surfers Paradise and Jakarta. Salt Tapas Bali in 2013.
In addition to running eleven busy restaurants, Luke will be expanding his global empire with the recent announcement of his latest venture, this time, in the Maldives. In collaboration with The Small Maldives Island Co, Luke and his team will be overseeing the entire food and beverage offering for two new island resorts Amilla Fushi in November 2014. FINOLHU mid-2015; from a fine dining restaurant to wine bars, food store, casual pool side dining, right through to the resorts in-room villa menu
Modern Australia Concept
Mod Oz is a relatively recent term that denotes the culinary style of a country searching for its own food identity. Brought about by a large multicultural society, chefs embraced different cuisines which in turn inspired a fusion of new ingredients and traditional techniques with the best produce available. Food is fresh, high quality and the cuisine emphasises simple preparation of unique ingredients. The variety of foods in Australia reflects the land and climate.
The Salt grill menu contains fresh Australian produce combined with the best of local ingredients. You can dine on earthy barramundi fish, salty Coffin Bay oysters or delicate Salmon from Tasmania. All meat is sourced from farming partners in Australia. Australian hospitality is intrinsic to the food, and your welcome at Salt grill will be as warm as if you were coming to a barbeque in our backyard.
Salt grill Jakarta opened its doors on 27April 2013 on the one of the city’s highest points. Food connoisseurs can enjoy sky-high dining at Salt grill, an ambient set against the backdrop of the breathtaking city skyline. Chef Marjon ”MJ” Olguera heads the team – bringing succulent food made based on celebrity chef Luke Mangan’s recipes. Salt grill is Jakarta’s latest fashionable urban restaurant and bar delivering Luke’s special style of contemporary Australian cuisine to dining aficionados in the city.