A marriage between the modern, playful spirit of Australia and the timeless sophistication of the clever Fox, this newest downtown addition is bringing a completely new approach to eating well in Lancaster. Inspired and created by native local Julia Garber and her Australian fiancé Colin Morrell, the café-restaurant—set to open later this spring—will merge two personalities into one unique entity.
With a décor designed for quick changes from a casual look for day to one that is more formal for evening, Aussie and The Fox plans for the same space to serve more than one style of dining. In addition, menu selections will give patrons a bridge experience from classic Lancaster favorites to Australian-inspired dishes such as Chicken Meat Pie and the Aussie Burger.
“You could say that Australians are a laid-back people, and that’s the flavor I bring to our restaurant,” says Colin. “Aussie and The Fox will have an almost tangible feel of warmth, relaxation, and friendliness.” Says fiancée Julia: “For me, this is a dream realized.”
After studying for two years at the Design Centre Enmore in Sydney, Julia is thrilled to return home and put her skills to work, creating an innovative space that combines modern and traditional, local and global. Along with her vision for the restaurant’s décor, Julia also brings the support and guidance of her grandfather, Frank Fox, who says with
a twinkle: “I’ve never had so much fun as I’ve had this year planning the restaurant.”