Camus
North African
  • 61 High St,
    Northcote,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9486 3063,
    camusrestaurant.com.au
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm


Camus
-37.780755, 144.996561

Fans of the Algerian chef Pierre Khodja will be thrilled to know he's moved to town from The Flinders Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula, bringing his Turkish delight soufflé with him. It's just one of many highlights at Camus. Diners are welcomed warmly by gracious black-clad staff and the chef beaming from his open kitchen. Khodja has good reason to smile. At this, his first solo venture, the flavours of the Maghreb go full throttle. Settle in with The Outsider (Four Pillars gin, elderflower and pink peppercorn) or something from the alluring wine list, then graze on seared scallops with fried chillies and Jerusalem artichoke purée or the prawn-stuffed calamari and mushroom börek. Main courses easily satisfy two, whether it's paella bursting with seafood, chicken and lamb merguez, or chunks of melting goat with glistening apricots. End with rosewater-rich soufflé and exquisite halva ice-cream - a Turkish delight within this Melbourne slice of Algeria.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $18-$24

    M $26-$36

    D $14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Pierre Khodja

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