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Rue & Co Launches in May


George Calombaris’ MAdE Establishment Group, Chris Lucas’ Lucas Group and St Ali’s Salvatore Malatesta will come together to create a stylish street food quarter, as part of a QIC Global Real Estate initiative at 80 Collins Street, Melbourne.  

Embracing Melbourne’s enthusiasm for food and cultural experiences the quarter also features the largest street artwork in Australia by RONE and digital installation by new media artist, Joel Zika.


Called Rue & Co, the quarter is home to a collective of “container-restaurants” which are scheduled to open for business on Friday 2 May 2014, nestled amongst the skyscrapers and street lights on the corner of Collins and Exhibition Streets.  

George Calombaris said: “Jimmy Grants at Rue & Co means souvas at the Paris end of Collins Street! Wow! This temporary dining hub in the heart of the city is takeaway food at its best…in great surroundings, with Kong and St Ali right alongside.”

St Ali’s Salvatore Malatesta revealed: “The moons were perfectly aligned for us to achieve this result, and no amount of planning could have made it happen - to have three of Melbourne’s best known brands (Kong, Jimmy Grants, St Ali) serving up food and drinks on Melbourne’s most luxurious address from shipping containers. It’s perfection.”

Chris Lucas added: “I am pleased to join the collaboration at Rue & Co, which means foodies can try Kong’s Japanese and Korean barbeque flavours, Greek food or great coffee, all within metres of each other.”

Rue & Co will trade seven days a week from Friday 2 May 2014.  

Jimmy Grants, modern souvlaki

Kong, Korean and Japanese BBQ

St Ali, serving up the best cafe food as only they know how, from chef Andrew Gale, and award winning coffee