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Modern Australian
  • 243 High St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9489 4609,
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sun 6pm-10pm


A dégustation-only menu demands a certain confidence and skill in the kitchen, but The Estelle team has it down to a fine art. Scott Pickett's menu is not entirely prescriptive, either: he offers diversity in the variety of dishes and the number of courses, a choice of four to 10. Among them might be a colourful mix of heirloom tomatoes, their sweetness tempered by a creamy basil emulsion and the crunch of a parmesan biscuit. From the fish list, a king prawn is partnered with black sticky rice, sweetcorn purée and a subtly flavoured consommé. The kitchen enlivens a thick slice of pork jowl, meanwhile, with the juxtaposition of char-grilled pineapple and toasted cauliflower crumbs, just one example of flavours and textures playing out in unexpected but entirely delicious ways. Round it out with spot-on service, an enticing wine list and a comfortable dining room, tiled in pastel hues, and you've got a great night out.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Dégustations $60-$120

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Scott Pickett



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