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Ten Minutes by Tractor
Modern Australian
  • 1333 Mornington-Flinders Rd,
    Main Ridge, VIC
  • (03) 5989 6080,
    tenminutesbytractor.com.au
  • Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Thu-Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm

Ten Minutes by Tractor
-38.394716,144.994116

For the already impressive Ten Minutes by Tractor, 2017 was a year of deep investment - and exquisite return. The decade-old dining room, reopened in April in sleek, urbane style: a vision in Japanese marble and heather-grey velvet. The upgrade is everywhere, from service through to Zalto glassware that does justice to the 88-page, Old-World-heavy wine list. Stuart Bell's cooking, equal in ambition and execution, marries European technique to local produce. Pan-fried sweetbreads are wonderfully autumnal paired with chestnuts, grilled baby leeks and a jumble of mushrooms. Roasted venison loin with parsnips evokes a similar feel, sharpened by a purée of quandong and a pepper berry jus. You could argue that desserts, like a chocolate pavé with a beetroot and crème fraîche ice-cream, are more complex than pleasurable but, overall, the new Ten Minutes by Tractor exhibits both those qualities in a beautifully assured fashion.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $74

    3 courses $99

    Dégustations $125-$155

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

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