Lamaro's Bodega
  • 273-279 Cecil St,
    South Melbourne,
  • (03) 9690 3737,
  • Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

Lamaro's Bodega

Lamaro's, a good gastropub in a neighbourhood renowned for them, has received an Iberian facelift, and the new look suits it well. If the old Lamaro's was Gerard Butler, the new Lamaro's Bodega is more Javier Bardem: still mature and masculine, but now with a low-key glint and swagger. Figs on a bed of honey-drizzled buffalo ricotta, topped with walnuts, make a beautifully summery, if sweet, entrée. The char-grilled octopus is meatier, tumbled with piquillo peppers, boiled potatoes and a squid-ink sauce. Pork plays a big part on the menu, as the spoiler red neon pig at the entrance to the dining room suggests. Sustainably sourced from Greenvale Farm, the roasted pork shoulder with coils of crisp ear is rich and flavoursome. Rockling is grilled over coals, the char nicely complemented by a Spanish take on XO sauce. Desserts are excellent, from the mandarin curd tart set in a chocolate soil to caramel panna cotta dressed with caramelised popcorn.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $9-$23

    M $28-48

    D $16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Louis Naepels



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