Double Take Delicious: Matt Moran Brings Compa And &Sando To Canberra

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 8 April 2024
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Double Take Delicious: Matt Moran Brings Compa And &Sando To Canberra

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 8 April 2024

Double the deliciousness, double the Matt Moran! Canberra welcomes Compa and &Sando, a duo destined to become dining staples.

Canberra’s reputation as a burgeoning food and drink destination is getting a welcome boost with the arrival of Matt Moran’s highly anticipated venues, Compa and &Sando. The sister venues, located in the heart of the CBD, offer a compelling combination of fine dining and casual fare, each showcasing the acclaimed chef’s dedication to quality produce and uncomplicated deliciousness.

Matt Moran - Compa Team

Compa takes centre stage as the hero concept, a celebration of the Italian steakhouse experience. Stepping inside, guests are greeted by a sleek and sophisticated ambience. Think dark, weathered wood accents, rich Rosso Levanto marble, and plush leather seating, all bathed in a warm, inviting glow. This sophisticated backdrop sets the stage for the main attraction: prime cuts of beef.

Compa isn’t just about the steak, though. Chef Nick Mathieson, a rising star in the culinary world, has crafted a menu that showcases the best of both worlds – premium Australian produce and Moran Family Farm favourites. Choose between succulent lamb from Victoria alongside Black Angus beef from the family farm, all cooked to perfection on a custom-built Montague grill. Diners can also decide from a variety of cuts, from a decadent 1.2kg Fiorentina to a lighter sirloin, each accompanied by a selection of classic sauces and a tableside mustard offering.

Matt Moran - Compa Bistecca Fiorentina

But Compa isn’t all about indulgence. The menu also features an array of enticing starters and side dishes, perfect for sharing or complementing your main course. Highlights include nduja from the Moran Family Farm served with cannellini beans, whole trout with preserved lemon, and a comforting ‘cacio e pepe’ mac n cheese.

Leading the beverage program is Canberra local and sommelier Tasso Rovolis. The wine list boasts a comprehensive selection of Italian wines alongside local gems and a unique treasure trove – Matt Moran’s private cellar. Here, guests can discover a curated selection of the chef’s personal favourites, meticulously aged to perfection.

Next door, &Sando offers a more casual, fast-paced experience. This intimate space, with seating for 18, is all about the perfect sandwich. The menu is a celebration of fresh, seasonal produce, with a focus on Italian-inspired fillings. The selection boasts mouthwatering combinations like mortadella with spicy sopressa, grilled field mushrooms with pesto and ricotta, or a classic chicken schnitzel with slaw and provolone. For those in a real hurry, there’s even the option to create a bespoke steak sandwich featuring cuts straight from Compa’s grill.

Matt Moran - &Sando spicy deli, coffee.

And it’s not just about the savoury options. &Sando also offers a selection of pastries from a renowned local bakery, alongside Single O coffee, perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.

Whether you’re seeking a sophisticated steakhouse experience at Compa or a delicious grab-and-go lunch at &Sando, Matt Moran’s latest ventures offer a welcome addition to Canberra’s vibrant dining scene. With a focus on quality ingredients, unpretentious charm, and a celebration of both local and international flavours, Compa and &Sando are sure to become favourites among Canberrans and visitors alike.