The summer issue

Our summer-packed January issue is out now - featuring our guide to summer rieslings, strawberries and seafood recipes, as well as a look at the best of Bali.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller for just $6 an issue - offer ends 29th January, 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

The Grand
Italian
  • 333 Burnley St,
    Richmond,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9429 2530,
    grandrichmond.com.au/
  • Lunch daily 10am-3pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-9.30pm

The Grand
-37.824675,145.007574

In an age where line-ups and street cred can too often rule Melbourne's food scene, The Grand can seem almost retro. All the nostalgic hallmarks of proper dining are there: comfortable chairs, linen-clad tables, carpeted floors and the rare treat of floor staff who really know how to treat a guest. Though the cosy, chocolate-hued dining room might be showing its age, the kitchen still nails the authentic Italian fare that has made the place so popular and consistent. Pasta, made in-house, is a must-order. Spaghetti alla chitarra arrives perfectly al dente and tossed with a rich wild rabbit, olive and pine nut braise. Crisp-skinned, twice-cooked duck with fragrant, Roman-style orange and juniper sauce is textbook, while whole baked snapper with capers and samphire stretches the trad Italian approach with positive results. Dessert is fluffy vanilla mousse with dark chocolate, salted caramel and popcorn, but prepare to loosen a belt hole - the main courses are generous.


You might also like:

Italian renaissance

Carlton, the Melbourne suburb that brought Italian cuisine a...

The dishes that define Melbourne dining in 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia...

At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $19-$23

    M $30-$44

    D $9-$16

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

MOST VIEWED IN OUR RESTAURANT GUIDE

Smolt

Hobart, TAS
Smolt manages to be most things to many people. With its welcoming, mid-century-modern in...

Aubergine

Griffith, ACT
The grey-whiskered Ben Willis could pass for a maturing, but certainly not jaded, rock st...

Porteno

Sydney, NSW
Get the skirt steak. Sure, the fire-licked pork and lamb offerings from the asado pit are...

Dainty Sichuan

Melbourne, VIC
The Dainty Sichuan fleet continues to expand, but the South Yarra mothership still lures ...

Lebrina

Hobart, TAS
A mainstay of the Hobart culinary experience, Lebrina offers a unique kind of quiet comfo...

Attica

Melbourne, VIC
One of Ben Shewry's great strengths is his ability to transform the potentially hokey int...

Stokehouse Q

Brisbane, QLD
Stokehouse is the best of both worlds. Its river frontage and glam seafood and meats make...

Stillwater

Launceston, TAS
Bearings count at Stillwater, nearly two decades old and with a venerability that matches...
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×