Dandelion
Vietnamese
  • 133 Ormond Rd,
    Elwood,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9531 4900,
    dandelion.ws/
  • Lunch Thu-Fri noon-3.30pm, Sat-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 5.30pm-9.30pm

Dandelion
-37.88584,144.988654

Once upon a time Elwood locals would have to hike across town if they wanted interesting food after dark. That was until Geoff Lindsay introduced this polished diner to the 'hood. Having a classically trained chef with a soft spot for Vietnamese cuisine means sophisticated riffs on the theme plus seamless service, good-looking surrounds and price tags to match. Get in the zone with rolled-to-order soft-shell crab in rice paper, before moving on to bigger dishes such as goat or duck curries, or offerings from the coconut grill - local silver whiting wrapped in banana leaves, say, flavoured with lemongrass, turmeric and chilli. Staff and fellow diners will hard-sell you on the tamarind-laced caramelised pork hock (you should take their word for it), but know that the generous portions are designed to be shared. Desserts can be patchy but the overall package, from a spice-friendly wine list to clever set menu options, is slick.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $9-$26

    M $20-$48

    D $12-$14

    Dégustations $58-$78

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Geoff Lindsay & Ennis Le

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