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

    Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-9pm

Igni
-38.151041,144.359649

It begins with a flurry of intriguing snacks - chicken skin slathered in taramasalata, crisp saltbush sprinkled with vinegar powder, zucchini flowers stuffed with mussels, and big-flavoured beef jerky - and then ups the ante even further. Chef Aaron Turner's return to the style of food that earned him the 2013 GT Regional Restaurant of the Year award for Loam isn't just the best thing to happen in Geelong for a while, it's manna for all fans of precise, inventive cooking that doesn't neglect the delicious. Or the fun. The multi-course menu delivers a different meal to every table, so you might miss out on raw ribbons of calamari in a chicken and marron broth but be thrilled by char-grilled squab served with wild plums or warm, al dente potato "noodles" tossed with garlic, butter and society garlic flowers. Service is low-key and smart, while the constantly changing wine list proves almost as tempting as the grill-focused fare.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 5-course tasting menu $100

    8 courses $150

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

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