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Union Dining
European
  • 270-272 Swan St,
    Richmond,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9428 2988,
    www.uniondining.com.au
  • Lunch Mon-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

     

Union Dining
-37.826008,144.99937

There's a pleasurably unpretentious spirit to Union Dining, a reminder of that oft-forgotten word, hospitality. Nicky Riemer and Adam Cash's restaurant road-trips across France, Italy and Spain, evoking bistro-trattoria memories. Start with a rooftop Negroni, before settling downstairs for Riemer's rustic-leaning offerings, executed with urbane care. Crudo might take the form of kingfish enlivened with shaved fennel, cucumber, mint and a zippy escabeche sauce. Spaghettini with chopped prawns sounds simple, but the USP is the saucing: in place of the usual tomato or wine-based sauce, Riemer offers a seafood bisque of depth and complexity. For fresh comfort food, it's hard to go past the parmesan-crumbed Western Plains pork rib-eye, its robustness hijacked by a Sicilian slaw of red cabbage, almonds and currants. Finish with chocolate fudge dressed with malt ice-cream, dulce de leche, honeycomb and orange caramel. Happy food in a happy house.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $15-$22

    M $31-$38

    D $12-$15

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

    (BYO Mon & Tue)
  • Chef:
  • Nicky Riemer

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