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Igni
Modern Australian
  • Ryan Pl,
    Geelong, VIC
  • (03) 5222 2266,
    restaurantigni.com
  • Lunch Fri-Sun noon-2pm

    Dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-9pm

Igni
-38.150746,144.359704

Finding one of Victoria's best restaurants in Geelong CBD's backblocks would've once been in the realm of fantasy, but Aaron Turner has made it fact. An understated room, engaging service and a light-on-its-feet wine list highlighting home-grown and offshore artisan makers play impeccable support act to the chef's exciting dégustation menus. It starts with a series of cult-worthy snacks. Crisp chicken skin topped with taramasalata and scampi roe, cured magpie goose wrapped around grissini, and fried saltbush dusted with vinegar powder all make for a great overture. They also outline Turner's approach - clever, nuanced combinations with fun and flavour at heart. The wood grill is a key player. Grilled cod with charred cabbage served with a marron and yabby sauce is sensational, while a wallaby tartare with shavings of egg yolk is completed by smoked celeriac. Sophisticated, relaxed, innovative, Igni is the epitome of the modern Australian restaurant.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Dégustations $100-$150

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Aaron Turner

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