TOP NOSH: John Moore, Katie Pitts and Amy Lamberton inside the CaneCutters Kitchen on Bourbong St.
TOP NOSH: John Moore, Katie Pitts and Amy Lamberton inside the CaneCutters Kitchen on Bourbong St. Mike Knott BUN191216CANECUTTERS1

New restaurant offers an international spin on local produce

LOOKING for international cuisine with a local touch?

CaneCutters Kitchen is now officially open.

While ahead of schedule, the local demand encouraged the owners to fast-track their open day.

"We had people stopping all of the time, the workers passing outside were always asking when it was going to be open," Owner of the restaurant Katie Pitts said.

The initial idea for the kitchen was to support the Sugar Country Motor Inn motel, but the owners are urging the locals to come and try their new chef's menu.

"There will be breakfast in the morning, along with morning and afternoon tea, followed by lunch and tapas in the afternoon," she said.

"In the evening, there will be the full restaurant experience.


"There will also be nice wine tastings on Thursdays."

"The mood will change from day to night but we have the El Fresco area with the shade sails up, during summer it should looking really nice out there."

Despite the renovations, this plot of land was once a local hot spot.

"It had been one of the places to go in the past, at the Rendezvous Restaurant and over time things change and people change and it eventually just became associated with the motel," she said.

"It's also an ideal location and Bundaberg is developing so quickly, there are so many great places out there and we wanted to offer something else- something special.

The new restaurant hopes to take customers around the world with their global palate, with a touch of home, as all of the dishes are made from local produce.

"We are doing an international fusion type menu,"

"Jamaican styled prawns, Asian inspired scallops dish with wonton pastry, Tomahawk steak cooked on the bone so that you get all of the flavour cooked through- you can pick it up like Henry VIII.

"It's not the usual pub type food found around the town, we are hoping to do something unique.

"We are trying to give everyone a taste of the local cuisine, so we are using mostly local suppliers and putting a spin on it.

CaneCutters are furthering their community connections by getting local artists and musicians in to perform live music.

CaneCutters Kitchen is located on the corner of Burrum and Bourbong St.

Opening hours

  • Breakfast: 6.30-9am
  • Lunch: 12-2.30pm
  • Dinner: 6-9pm
  • Coffee is available all day
  • Closed on Sunday.