Anchovy Bandit Expands For Summer
Prospect cult favourite, Anchovy Bandit has tripled in size, just in time for summer..
Alex Bennett, Josh Talbot, and Oliver Brown co-founded Anchovy Bandit, following the opening of Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas three years ago. In 2020 they acquired the space next door, expanding the restaurant’s dining room, and plans to open a new, deli-style eatery on the corner of Rose Street and Prospect Road.
During COVID-19 Anchovy Bandit, like many restaurants, heavily relied on their takeaway offering. This was supported by City of Prospect's 'Prospect Delivers' program. Ongoing restrictions sparked an epiphany: the way to get more people into the venue was to physically expand. During this time, they took over their neighbours' (New Nordic) space.
Anchovy Bandit’s dining room now extends into half of the new area, with the other half to be transformed into daytime offering, Bottega Bandito.
Anchovy Bandit expansion secured a new Executive Chef, Shane Wilson, and Head Chef, Michael Henderson. The Anchovy Bandit menu now features house made pasta and additional mains, in addition to the classic Anchovy Bandit spread.
The Anchovy Bandit expansion is complete and Bottega Bandito will be opening next door soon.