Lunch Tue-Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
Gitan means gypsy but there's nothing itinerant about the moneyed locals who throng the Reymond family's South Yarra mothership. More likely the name refers to a menu that meanders through French and Iberian territories. In a warm dining room anchored by a marble-topped bar and parquetry flooring, meals might commence with a velvety salt cod velouté, or Petuna ocean trout a la plancha that melts on the tongue in a flurry of spiced cucumber, rockmelon and fresh horseradish. The heavily French-accented wine list is an epic to rivalThe Song of Roland, deeply reassuring when seeking the perfect vintage to accompany the honey-glazed beef short-rib or La Pôchouse, the signature dish of rockling, mushrooms and bacon, transported from the family village in Jura. Seasonal offerings like clafoutis with strawberries and plum enhance the traditional dessert line-up of chocolate mousse and Nutella waffles.
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