It's a decade since Cutler & Co first bounded onto Gertrude Street, yet Andrew McConnell's flagship fine-diner feels as fresh and exuberant as ever. A facelift has reinvigorated the industrial-chic setting, and there's renewed vitality on the menu, too, which artfully blends Japanese and European accents into a palette that feels wholly Melbourne. In the restaurant, the natural sweetness of pan-fried bug meat is amplified by honeydew, cucumber and delicate, salty-sweet koji sauce. Japanese turnips and mustard leaf temper the richness of fall-apart tender suckling pig. In the bar, seafood platters and the celebrated abalone katsu sandwich provide plenty of reasons to linger longer than planned. In either setting, sharp service and an exceptional spread of wines ensure Cutler & Co remains a consummate Melbourne experience.
(03) 9419 4888
- Wheelchair Access
- Private room
- Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
- American Express
Andrew McConnell & Chris Watson
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.