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The Carlton Wine Room
Modern European
The Carlton Wine Room
-37.798584,144.968586

They're serious about wine, but not themselves, at this beguiling neighbourhood restaurant, where the atmosphere is akin to a great dinner at the home of a bohemian friend. Inviting wood-floored rooms make it easy to pop in for a marsanne and a handsome charcuterie plate at a window-side perch. Well-drilled waitstaff have sass and a smile, while the wine list is an adventure playground. Start with a piquant ceviche scattered with black sesame seeds, or grilled scallops paired with chorizo. There are vintage bone-handled knives for slathering tarragon butter on house-baked bread, which you can use to mop up roast garlic purée darkened with squid ink from beneath rabbit (rack, loin and leg). Presentation is polished in pretty pan-fried John Dory with smoked avocado atop sweetcorn kernels. Chocolate sponge with honeycomb suggests grown-up Violet Crumble. Wine-matched feed-me menus lift the feel-good factor further.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $16-$18

    M $26-$40

    D $15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Vartan Jerijian

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