Restaurant Reviews

Gladioli: Restaurant review



14 High St
Inverleigh, VIC


Lunch Thu-Sun noon-2pm
Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-10pm


3 courses (weekdays) $70
Dégustations $90-$120


Gladioli's tasting menu peaks with slow-cooked beef from the barbecue, glazed in Granny Smith apple juice and teamed with a rich mix of Japanese mustard, turnips and native succulents, all expertly seasoned. It's a dish that suits the comfortable, elegant dining room while also reflecting regional produce that chef Matt Dempsey has sourced, hand-picked or grown and worked into a finely crafted dégustation. Other highlights might include sliced shiitake mushrooms over a caramelised cauliflower purée (sorrel adding a citrus note) or new potato resting on crunchy quinoa (served with smoky chunks of eel in an onion broth). Each dish gives a nod to native ingredients, while the drinks list has a local bent complemented by smart picks from Europe. Surrended to the care of well-versed staff as they present summer fruits, both familiar and unusual, presented with candied rose petals in organic cream. Gladioli is a wholly pleasurable experience.

(03) 5265 1111

Bookings recommended


  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Matt Dempsey & Tobin Kent

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