With so many Asian restaurants defining Melbourne’s culinary scene, it makes sense that Jamu, the city’s newest modern Australian restaurant would be flecked with a strong dose of eastern influences. 

Boutique outfit One Design Office has conceived a modern space in a darkly ambient palette with a circular motif that symbolises a place of gathering. As such, the dining tables are round, as are the cut outs in the black and copper mesh screens – inspired by the partitions in traditional Chinese architecture – that visually divide the restaurant. 

Following the interior aesthetic, the food that emerges from the open kitchen is just as contemporary with dishes, like tom yum gazpacho and ceviche served with tamarind, pineapple and rice paddy herb.