9 March 2017

EATING AT // JIMMY GRANTS



"if you don't remember your past, you won't know your future

// george calombaris


Australia has and always will be a multicultural society, having the majority of its population migrating from various parts of the globe and calling this country home. And in todays world were fear of "change" and unease dominate it is vital that we remember our ancestral roots. Because we were all "illegal" aliens at some point or another and such nomadic tendencies and concerns for welfare run thick through our very own DNA. We are all in fact a weave of numerous cultures, something which can be traced back through centuries upon centuries. I for one firmly believe that we should embrace others and welcome them with open arms; especially those in desperate need. There's truly so much to gain in doing so because such movements and acceptance ultimately bless us with an array of fortunes. From friendships to the arts, skills and community; but none is more prominent than the diversity of food.

Like Jimmy Grants, a casual Greek eatery by celebrity chef George Calombaris. While Greek fanfare is hardly uncommon these days, drawing inspiration from his Greek heritage George has reinvigorated a beloved classic, the humble souvlaki. More than just that iconic wrap with meat and lettuce, Jimmy Grants has elevated this culinary icon by fusing traditional concepts with favoured modern elements like aoili and some wonderfully unexpected amalgamations like the beef short ribs found in the Americano wrap. Though this type of reinvention is not solely limited to the cuisine but can be found through the decor and interior styling and architecture. One that is nostalgic of ones childhood. Of summers spent curiously inspecting galvanised garden sheds; of rummaging through your fathers tool collection. Utilitarian settings and dependable surroundings. A space where garden herbs and produce wafted in through rafters and perfumed that chaotic mess of metals; a space that was strangely ataractic. 

Much like those effortless memories the overall dining experience is one that is uncomplicated and pleasant; more relaxed than the standard restaurant fare. A simplistic menu catering for all needs and service that seemingly feels on par with upscale fast-food chains like Grill'd or Nandos. Flavour wise food does not disappoint, especially the fries coated in herbs and dappled with feta cheese, robust in seasoning and bordering saltiness curtesy of that celebrated Greek cheese. The only downside was we found was the portion sizes were on the paltry side so we did unfortunately depart slightly unsatisfied. Regardless the experience and ambiance itself is worthwhile nonetheless and one that will leave you pinning for European soujorns and inspiriting family reunions.
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JIMMY GRANTS
Eastland Shopping Centre
RINGWOOD, VIC
AUSTRALIA
03 8419 8818

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  1. Great review, thanks for sharing, seems like a nice place and food are yummie!
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  2. Morning Sonia! Oh, the place inspires me a lot, the food looks very tasty, the fries just made me want to have them..even though now Im having my breakfast lol! Kisses! xo

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  3. Drooooooool! I have been told so many times to try Jimmy Grants and have never gotten around to it!
    Looks like I am going to have to take another trip out to Eastland to give it a go!
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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    1. Yes definitely give it a go, plus any excuse for Eastland right?! xx

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  4. That wrap though mmm
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  5. Oh yum that looks delicious! Your pictures and description of the fries had me practically drooling, haha! There used to be a place near us you could get awesome souvlaki from, but it closed. I don't even remember the name to see if it ended up elsewhere nearby. I do think of it when I drive past the old spot! :)

    Hope you are having a great week!

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    1. There's a few spots round here for great souvlaki, I don't know what I'd do if our local closed down but Jimmy Grants was nice to see a more polished version of the old gal xx

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  6. Love multicultural especially in art, fashion and culinary. I like Greek cuisine and these dishes seem to be very tasty.
    I like also the interior of this place.

    Have a nice day:)

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    1. The interiors really are something else. So different to the usual xx

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  7. Oh wow this space looks very nice!


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  8. Queste immagini sono bellissime sia la location che il food :) Kiss!! VLifestyle

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  9. looks very nice and tempting!

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  10. Okay, this has me ready for an early lunch! Love the shots!

    -Ashley
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    1. I'm not terribly proud of the way these photos turned out but thanks for the love Ashley xx

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  11. Hummm... Parece ser delicioso.
    Adoraria conhecer o lugar!

    Dany
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  12. The 'uncomplicated' nature of this place sounds ideal for somewhere to grab a light lunch! Great review, Sonia :)

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  13. Oh man, I want to go there!!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  14. Loved reading this. None of us are truly from here (except Aborigines, as far as we know but maybe none of us really know where anyone really originated. & the part about inspecting garden sheds. I remember this so vividly from my childhood! Thanks for the nostalgia! It really reminds me of how multicultural Australia is. Especially since coming from a mixed-race family myself. It definitely made me want to eat out at Jimmy Grants!

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  15. You got me at fries with herbs and feta cheese! What a cute little Greek joint! Definitely got me hungry here a bit :) xo~ Lena
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  16. What a cute spot. OMG, I miss having traditional Greek souvlaki since visiting Athens and Santorini. I am pretty much drooling over your photos!

    Xo,
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  17. Thanks a lot :D Life is too short and I really want to live more <3 You're amazing!

    Wooow, this restaurant have an amazing concept :o And the food look so delicious :D

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  18. Looks like a great place!! Need to visit <3

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  19. Fantastic pics!!! LOVVVE LOVVVE LOVVE! AMAZING! And those fries look so delicious!
    kisses
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  20. The ambiance of the place is so nice and the food looks utterly delicious! Nice photos!

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  21. Love your take on the the food joint. And I do agree about accepting each other as we're all of human roots. Funny how national lines that we put up can become a source of deep divisive mindsets. Of course, culturally we humans come in all kinds, but to have a space of understanding and to learn from our differences can be help to bridge the gap. Love the photos and your write-up as always. :D x

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  22. Australia has way too many cool brunching spots and this one is the perfect example! Would love having a coffee and a bite over there. Have a lovely weekend! x

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  23. I am from the Balkans and I love Greek cuisine! I would love this place too! xoxo

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  24. Oooh this sounds so good! I'm finding that I am getting some of the best Greek food of my life in Australia...I really hadn't expected that!

    ~Lindsey
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  25. This looks so good! I love Greek cuisine and I'm certain I would enjoy this restaurant xx

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  26. wow i love this blog post!!

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  27. Loved the place, the decor is very beautiful!

    Kisses!

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  28. I love how some of the foods have silly names, it's always more fun to look at the menu!

    Have a gret weekend! xx

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  29. I am a huge fan of Greek food so you can't even imagine how much I'm drooling while reading and seeing the pictures. Love the little rustic touches in the interior too, seriously looks and sounds like a lovely place to dine in.

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  30. Oh my! Everything about this place looks so delicious ♥

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  31. Fantastic post, I very like it :)

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  32. Looks amazing!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  33. It's a shame the portion sizes weren't as big as they could have been but the food itself looks absolutely delicious. I do love Greek food so I'm sure this would make for a lovely place to dine out :) x

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  34. The place looks really nice and the food... let's just say you made me hungry :) Hope to visit one day and give it a try!

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  35. Super lifestyle inspirations and beautiful place! A dream! Yummy! ;D
    Kiss
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  36. I love Greek food! That sandwich looks delicious Sonia and I love the aesthetics of Jimmy Grants.
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  37. I really love the place and a multicultural food too... Thanks
    Kisses

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  38. Oooh, this place sounds delicious, and I love the interior decor!

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  39. Ohhh these french fries! So good... that's one tasty meal.

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  40. The quote is so true.
    That fries looks so yummy.

    Nice shots as always.

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  41. lovely post!

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  42. Seems like a good place to try. The industrial-inspired interior looks lovely.

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  43. So nice!

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  44. i love the interior of that place, so stylish! And sounds yummy too, love greek food! Have a lovely week babe! Xx

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  45. That's such a nice place!

    Xx,

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  46. This made me hungry!!

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  47. A weave of cultures is a great way to describe 'US"! Why some choose to reject others beats me. Acceptance isn't that hard afterall. Doesn't make a dent on who we are or what we have. And so what if it did? ...we'll get there, to that place where acceptance is extended to one and all. Someday. We will, I believe.
    The fries! Holy guacamole, it looks so good. Now I'm craving fries coated with herbs and drenched in cheese for dinner. No thanks to you darling!
    Hope you had a great weekend, and the new week is off to a great start.


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  48. oh wow that looks amazing..

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  49. Love the photos! The food looks and sounds delish! Probably shouldn't have come here so late at night. Now I'm hungry! :)

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  50. Wow, cool place!
    xoxo
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  51. Yummy pics I must say !!!!

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  52. It looks so good!! Great pics!!

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  53. What a cool place, I love Greek food :)))


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  54. Looks super delicious and great!!!

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  55. Hi!
    Wow, great post, nice pics!!
    Bye :)

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  56. Wow, Jimmy Grants has a very pleasant ambience, love the vibe so much! The food makes me drooling but it's such a pity that the portion sizes were on paltry side :(

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  57. What a gorgeous place! Amazing review, and the fries look soooo good ♥

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  58. This place looks amazing!! The food looks awesome, I'd love love love to try it out.

    Amy;
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  59. Jimmy Grants looks so utterly divine! Head over heels for those fabulous fries too <3

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  60. Oh my GOD this place looks like the DREAM! I've never been to Australia but it's on my bucket list - I'm going to bookmark this post in case I visit!

    Hayley xo
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