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The Source
Modern Australian
  • 655 Main Rd,
    Berriedale, TAS
  • (03) 6277 9904,
  • Lunch Wed-Mon noon-2.30pm

    Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-9.30pm

The Source

In the beautiful flagship restaurant of the MONA complex, chef Philippe Leban channels the museum experience, serving dishes seemingly intended to challenge and surprise. As if to set the scene, there's no menu for dinner or Sunday lunch; diners simply choose the number of courses they wish, then leave it to the kitchen. Sometimes the inventiveness comes off, such as with a soft-cooked egg coated in smooth, dark truffle gel on a parmesan custard. But not always - in response to strawberries served in tomato jelly with wasabi ice-cream and coriander leaves, you may ponder "why"? When Leban opts for relatively simple elegance, though, as with his globe artichoke gazpacho with mustard ice-cream and mustard oil, the food is a joy. Sommelier Joseph Burton's wine list is deep and impressive: considering the mystery menu ahead, his matches by the glass are a wise choice.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 3, 5, 7 or 9 courses at $75, $115, $145 or $175

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Philippe Leban



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