Lunch daily noon-3pm
Dinner daily 5pm-11pm
It's a pub. It's a wine bar. It's an art installation. It's Italian. It's Australian. It's Keith Haring via Beni and Christo via George Livissianis. Restaurant impresario Maurice Terzini worked his magic in a pub in St Kilda, and here he comes full circle. The Dolphin is a pub for all seasons. The Wallabies, a pie and a beer? That'll be the public bar and its surprisingly sharp menu. Dinner for six? The dining room does smart-casual Italian with an emphasis on smart, using Sicilian olives in its cacciatore-style wood-fired chook, dressing up Sao biscuits with anchovy, pickled onion and Pepe Saya butter, and topping puffy pizze with spicy sausage, artichoke and sorrel. Best of all is The Wine Room, offering edgy juice and salumi sourced from far (superb jamón with broad beans and parmesan) and near (mortadella from LP's Quality Meats) alongside smoked mussels with 'nduja and other gutsy, good-time snacks. A rollicking roller-coaster ride.