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Modern Australian
  • Basement,
    141 Flinders La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9650 3155,
  • Lunch daily noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-10.30pm


The epicurean in-crowd swooped on this subterranean, laneway restaurant and bar when it was launched five years ago by rising star Adam D'Sylva. The moodily lit, chic-industrial setting and D'Sylva's inventive, flawlessly presented Asian- and French-inspired cuisine assured Coda a place on the city's hip-list. The winning formula hasn't changed. Delicate morsels abound on a menu made for sharing: perhaps lightly battered, prawn-filled betel leaves, or plump, seared scallops on a bed of creamy tapioca, topped by glistening pearls of salmon caviar. Bigger dishes might include a crisp-skinned barramundi fillet, served with puréed cauliflower, flavour-packed confit cherry tomatoes, and olive and basil tapenade. Sometimes the service can feel a bit rehearsed - but the sommeliers live up to their reputations. For dessert, don't overlook the theme-breaking ice-cream sandwich.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $6-$28

    M $32-$40

    D $12-$18

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Adam D’Sylva & Hendri Budiman



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