Restaurant Reviews

Coda: Restaurant review



141 Flinders La
Melbourne, VIC


Lunch daily noon-3pm;
Dinner daily 6pm-10.30pm


E $7-$26
M $36-$42
D $15-$20


Coda has cemented its place as a CBD stayer. Its basement location has lost none of its industrial-chic edge. And despite the changing of the guard in the kitchen (still overseen by Adam D'Sylva), the dining experience hasn't skipped a beat. Today, Coda's Asian accent is more pronounced than ever, making the old buffalo mozzarella entrée and side of pomme frites seem out of place. Instead, order the punch-packing duck larb to pile onto rice crackers, or sticky fingers of pork belly with a lick of smoky chilli aïoli. Share a luscious yellow duck curry, or Canto-leaning sizzling plate of XO mussels and Moreton Bay bugs. Desserts run from the sublime (white chocolate custard with matcha ice-cream) to the ridiculously rich (peanut butter parfait with toasted marshmallow and chocolate ganache). That riot of flavours would be a challenge for most wine lists, but sommelier Travis Howe is up to the task, assembling an intrepid line-up from near and far.

(03) 9650 3155

Bookings recommended


  • Licensed
  • Bar

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Adam D’Sylva, Emily Watts & Benjamin Hildred

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.