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  • 133 Ormond Rd,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9531 4900,
  • Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 5.30pm-10pm


Elwood is perhaps an unlikely destination for some serious modern Vietnamese feasting, but it doesn't stop the hordes from cramming into this breezy, light-filled space to get a mouthful of Geoff Lindsay's cooking. Inside, there's a palpable sense of folks having a good time as they slurp Sher wagyu pho and polish off generous bowls of duck braised in coconut, mountain spices, sweet potato and holy basil. Kick off proceedings with soft-shell crab and avocado rice paper rolls dipped into "Mrs T's magical sauce" before ripping into barbecue pork ribs and bo bo (aka Vietnamese quinoa), a creamy, saffron-infused risotto with shredded zucchini flowers and melting pieces of burrata. Little touches such as the dedicated kids' menu, excellent cocktails and complimentary accompaniments (baguettes, rice and a cucumber, mint, pineapple and chilli salad) make Dandelion a fun, savvy operation. Pace yourself.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $12-$26

    M $20-$40

    D $13-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Geoff Lindsay



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