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Tim Ho Wan heads to Australia

First Bangkok, now Melbourne: the world’s cheapest Michelin Star rated eatery is now heading to Australia.
Tim Ho Wan Melbourne will open soon in a heritage listed building in a prime CBD location, its first outlet in Australia. It follows last month’s debut in Bangkok, located in the Terminal 21 shopping centre in Asoke.
The Bourke St location of the restaurant is now up for sale, expected to attract a strong price given its high profile tenant.  
Chef Mak opened the first Tim Ho Wan in Mongkok in 2009, a small eatery with just 30 seats located in a virtual back alley. It was later awarded a one star Michelin rating.
He launched the venture after turning his back on a career with a three star fine dining restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong called Lung King Heen.
The Bourke St building’s owner Singaporean real estate group Hiap Hoe has appointed CBRE to steer the sale of the mixed use retail and office asset via an International Public Expressions of Interest campaign.
The new Tim Ho Wan Melbourne will open in a major part of the building’s Bourke St street frontage.

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