Paringa Estate
Modern Australian
  • 44 Paringa Rd,
    Red Hill South, VIC
  • (03) 5989 2669,
  • Lunch Wed-Sun noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Fri-Sat 6.30pm-8.30pm

Paringa Estate

With a graphic-design degree tucked up the sleeve of his chef's whites, Julian Hills brings an artist's sensibility to the kitchen, balancing flavours, texture and pops of colour. And thanks to a smart revamp, Paringa's interiors now match that contemporary aesthetic. Rich timbers, a black leather banquette and charcoal carpet bring a fresh level of refinement to a light-filled dining room, overlooking Paringa's vineyard and winery. Browse rare back vintages from the estate's cellar on the exceptional wine list. Then take your pick of Hills' assured dishes, perhaps spanner crab, crisp chicken skin and sautéed grains, loosely bound with jus and a confit duck yolk, or duck breast with pickled quince and a kataifi-wrapped cigar of braised leg meat. Pretty desserts draw from the region's bountiful orchards in dishes such as smoked apple mousse with wattleseed ice-cream and jube-like nubs of roasted quince.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $65

    3 courses $80

    Dégustations $80-$110

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Julian Hills


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