In a chic space designed by Hecker Guthrie, Piermont Retreat's restaurant makes a luxury out of seasonality - using a small pool of ingredients in rigorously inventive ways. While those who need a menu may struggle, true bliss comes from letting go and seeing what lands. It might be a pork terrine animated by apple slaw or ocean trout enhanced with a pine cure and creamy goat's curd. Combined with a compact, hyper-local wine list, the food distils Piermont's essence and the restaurant's generosity extends from baked bread and cultured butter on arrival through to complimentary accompaniments for main courses: perfectly textured chips, perhaps, or an unexpected mix of swede angel-hair "pasta" with parmesan, capers and asparagus, dressed with vinegar. There are lovely touches on every plate: salmon roe here, crackling dusted with blackcurrant there. It's easy to believe that the restaurant exists just for you - a rare treat indeed.
(03) 6257 8131
- Outdoor dining
Accepted card types:
- American Express
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.