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Modern Australian
  • 4285 Cape Otway Rd,
    Birregurra, VIC
  • (03) 5236 2226,
  • Lunch Fri-Mon noon-2pm

    Dinner Thu-Sun 6.30pm-9.30pm


Brandade of smoked eel topped with grilled sea urchin. Rock lobster warmed in sea butter. Asparagus sprinkled with prawn salt. Dehydrated parsnip filled, pastry-like, with apple-flavoured meringue mousse. Dan Hunter has lost none of his creativity in the move from the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld to his new digs at the former Sunnybrae restaurant just 90 minutes from Melbourne. The elegantly renovated farmhouse, a sophisticated blend of old and new, sage green and charcoal, courtesy of architects Six Degrees, seems to have energised him, becoming the ideal backdrop for his often brilliant, regionally inspired dégustation menus. Brae's established vegetable gardens, local meat producers and the nearby ocean all star, accompanied by a succinct, trend-conscious wine list and some of the best service in the business. It's not a cheap night out, sure, but it emphatically proves the maxim: you get what you pay for.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Three Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • Dégustation $180

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Dan Hunter



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