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Welcome to SIFT Restaurant and Bar, where the heart of Redcliffe’s culinary scene beats with a new rhythm. Our story is one of family, community, and a passion for excellence that began in 2018 with the beloved Sift Cafe. As we open our doors in 2024, we invite you to be part of our journey’s next chapter.

Nestled in the vibrant Redcliffe Peninsula, Sift Cafe quickly became a cornerstone of local culture, renowned for its exceptional service and delectable offerings. Six years of unwavering support from our community have allowed us to dream bigger, leading to the birth of SIFT Restaurant and Bar.

With more space and an inspired vision, SIFT Restaurant and Bar is not just a place to dine; it’s an experience waiting to unfold. We’re proud to continue our tradition of culinary innovation, now paired with an elevated atmosphere and the introduction of unique experiences that celebrate our local flair.

Join us at SIFT, where every meal is a moment to savor, and every visit is a memory in the making.

Head Chef Steven Sjaardema

Chef Steven Sjaardema’s culinary odyssey began in the heart of France, where he meticulously trained in prestigious Michelin-starred establishments. His journey has taken him across Europe, immersing him in the rich tapestry of European gastronomy. Notably, he has collaborated with luxury catering companies, including the renowned Potel et Chabot in Paris.

For Chef Steven, cooking transcends mere sustenance – it’s an art form. Each dish becomes a canvas, and his palette consists of flavors, textures, and emotions. His creations aim to evoke joy, nostalgia, and wonder.

Fresh seasonal produce chosen with care, elevating ordinary ingredients with a beautiful sauce, and infusing his creations with authenticity, Chef Steven Sjaardema crafts a dining experience that linger in the hearts of guests.

At SIFT Restaurant and Bar, Chef Steven is an artist unchained. He blends tradition with innovation, infusing classic recipes with unexpected twists. A pinch of nostalgia and a dash of audacity – his dishes tell stories that resonate.

Chef Steven Sjaardema invites you to embark on a gastronomic adventure at SIFT Restaurant and Bar. Here, every plate whispers tales of passion, flavor, and artistry. Bon appétit!

Pizzaiolo Gianluca

Gianluca, a wood-fired pizza artisan, has crafted his culinary journey across Europe and Australia. His passion for pizza-making began in Naples, where he absorbed the rich traditions of Neapolitan cuisine from his family. As a child, he reveled in the enticing aromas and flavors lovingly prepared by his mother and grandmother.

Gianluca’s professional career took off in London, where he honed his skills, mastering the art of wood-fired pizza. His quest for excellence continued in Europe, exploring the pizza scenes in Belgium, Austria, and Corsica, adding diverse influences to his repertoire. Deepening his understanding of traditional Neapolitan pizza, he became a true ambassador of its culture.

Gianluca is the head pizzaiolo at SIFT Restaurant and Bar, where he continues to create wood-fired masterpieces. His pizzas blend tradition with innovation, capturing the essence of Napoli while embracing the Australian culinary landscape.

Whether it’s the crackling wood, the perfectly charred crust, or the harmonious blend of toppings, Gianluca’s pizzas tell a story – a story of passion, craftsmanship, and the love for authentic pizza. Each slice carries the warmth of the wood-fired oven and the spirit of a true artisan.