New Samaras restaurant to open on Wednesday

On the move: Alyca, Mohamed and Samara Nemer putting the finishing touches on the new restaurant this week. Picture: Greg Ellis.
On the move: Alyca, Mohamed and Samara Nemer putting the finishing touches on the new restaurant this week. Picture: Greg Ellis.

Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Restaurant in Corrimal Street moves to the Latitude building on the corner of Corrimal and Market Streets on Wednesday.

Everything is new at new Samaras’ site previously occupied by Inferno and Gigi’s.

The Nemer family decided they needed a bigger space because their existing restaurant is nearly always full.

The largely indoor 150 seat restaurant also means diners have more options when the weather is not suitable for dining alfresco style.

10th Anniversary: Majida Hassein and Mohamad Nemer at the original site that opened 10 years ago a short distance down Corrimal Street, Wollongong. Picture: Greg Ellis.

10th Anniversary: Majida Hassein and Mohamad Nemer at the original site that opened 10 years ago a short distance down Corrimal Street, Wollongong. Picture: Greg Ellis.

The move coincides with the 10th birthday of the eatery named after owner Mohamad Nemer’s daughter Samara.

“What we are opening is like a brand new restaurant. All the equipment is brand new. But the food will stay the same. The prices will stay the same and everything else will stay the same”. 

“It is a bigger premises, more comfortable, more professional and more secure especially when it is raining. It has a bigger kitchen. We will have faster service,” Mr Nemer said.