Restaurant Reviews

Lûmé: Restaurant review


226 Coventry St
South Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC


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


Dégustations $140-$210


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.
(03) 9690 0185
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Shaun Quade
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.