Restaurant Reviews

Ten Minutes by Tractor: Restaurant review


1333 Mornington-Flinders Rd
Main Ridge, VIC


Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Thu-Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm


2 courses $74
3 courses $99
Dégustations $125-$155


For the already impressive Ten Minutes by Tractor, 2017 was a year of deep investment - and exquisite return. The decade-old dining room, reopened in April in sleek, urbane style: a vision in Japanese marble and heather-grey velvet. The upgrade is everywhere, from service through to Zalto glassware that does justice to the 88-page, Old-World-heavy wine list. Stuart Bell's cooking, equal in ambition and execution, marries European technique to local produce. Pan-fried sweetbreads are wonderfully autumnal paired with chestnuts, grilled baby leeks and a jumble of mushrooms. Roasted venison loin with parsnips evokes a similar feel, sharpened by a purée of quandong and a pepper berry jus. You could argue that desserts, like a chocolate pavé with a beetroot and crème fraîche ice-cream, are more complex than pleasurable but, overall, the new Ten Minutes by Tractor exhibits both those qualities in a beautifully assured fashion.
(03) 5989 6080
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Stuart Bell
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.