Restaurant Reviews

Lûmé: Restaurant review

Lûmé

Address

226 Coventry St
South Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Hours

Lunch Sat 11.30am-2.30pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-11pm

Prices

Dégustations $140-$210

REVIEW

Lûmé has put its provocative adolescent past behind it, maturing into one of Melbourne's most interesting dining experiences. Innovation remains integral to its DNA, starting with cocktails at the superbly tended bar where distilling, dehydration and carbonation come into play. It's there in the flatteringly lit dining room that silky olive oil and mandarin peel ice-cream might be teamed with fennel and absinthe or Jerusalem artichoke bread may arrive with eel butter and fermented corn honey. Melaleuca-smoked duck with apple juice-poached egg yolk and pumpkin affirms the kitchen team's solid skills. Lûmé's relaxed, effective service is a highlight, as are wine pairings that might include an aged Madeira or a minimalintervention Austrian grüner veltliner. Those averse to Radiohead may find the playlist challenging but otherwise it's a joyful ride.

Phone:
(03) 9690 0185

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

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

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Shaun Quade

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