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Estelle by Scott Pickett
Modern Australian
  • 245 High St,
    Northcote,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9489 4609,
    estellebysp.com
  • Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

Estelle by Scott Pickett
-37.773184, 144.998042

You could say ESP goes its own way. A swirling Christopher Boots chandelier, darkly glamorous room and showcase open kitchen all swim against the tide of casualisation; so does Scott Pickett's dégustation menu, which grows more theatrical and experimental without ever stooping to twee, or losing sight of flavour. Even the salvo of snacks that kicks off the meal, a four-act extravaganza including nasturtium-wrapped truffled quail eggs in a nest of straw, and parmesan sablé biscuits with a crested flourish of king prawn and shaved macadamia, is a witty Australian take on European culinary classicism. The playful modernity and carefully handled flavours continue with chervil-oiled veal sweetbreads in smoky onion broth through to impressive petits fours. The service and décor (diners sit on Philippe Starck chairs at broadly spaced tables or ringside at the bar) conspire to create a true sense of occasion dining.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 7 course dégustation $160

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Scott Pickett & Steve Nairn

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