Tiger Lane Announced As The Canberra Centre’s Brand New 2000sqm Pan-Asian-Inspired Dining Precinct

Eat / 15 August 2022

Inspired by the hawker centres of Asia, Tiger Lane will feature 12 dining outlets spanning cuisines from Japan, South Korea, Southern China, Northern China and South East Asia with one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs at the helm.

Making a long-anticipated return to Australian shores, ex-culinary director for Sake and collector of 18 chef hats, Shaun Presland is leading the food direction across Tiger Lane – Canberra’s wild new dining precinct slated to open later this year. 

Tiger Lane will feature 12 dining outlets spread across an experiential and unique space, split into sections that reflect the vastly diverse countries of Asia, and the cuisines they’re known for. 

Take a culinary tour through neon-lit Tokyo, sail a flavour-filled boat down the Mekong discovering the regional dishes of Southeast Asia along the way, or traverse China from north to south on an expedition of gastronomic proportions. 

Tiger Lane Canberra

Whatever your dining style, there is an offering to match. The fit-out has been designed to cater elevated dining experiences for serious foodies all the way through to hawker-like stalls with communal seating for a quick grab-and-go lunch. Visitors will be invited to soak up the lively atmosphere into the night with a well-dispersed mix of restaurants, bars and karaoke for a roarsome evening of entertainment.

Joining Presland in the opening streak are two of Australia’s leading hospitality professionals. Bela Kover, ex-general manager for the Trippas White Group and Craig Macindoe – ex-general manager of Kensington Street and Spice Alley and one part of the restaurant consultancy company Darling Crackles. All have been heavily involved in the conception and operational execution of Tiger Lane that is being brought to life by architecture and interior design agency, Interior Life.

Of the precinct design Tomas Scerbo, director of Interior Life said: “It is our vision that the space should feel the way the food tastes, which translates into a vibrant, bold and varied precinct.”

Tiger Lane Test Kitchen
Tiger Lane Test Kitchen

Before the public get to pounce on the Tiger Lane offering later this year, diners can get a taste of the action at the Tiger Lane Test Kitchen. Now open, Presland will be running cooking classes, serving exclusive set course meals, hosting private events and testing new dishes. 

Head to the Tiger Lane website to secure your booking at the Test Kitchen where you can grab a set menu for $85 per person with a $59 beverage matching from 6-9pm Thursday – Saturday night.  

  • WHAT: Tiger Lane Test Kitchen
  • WHEN: Open from Thursday, 25th Augus (6-9pm Thursday – Saturday)
  • WHERE: Corner of Bunda and Genge Streets, Canberra Centre
  • MORE INFO: Here