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Chauncy only opens four lunch services each week but rest assured that any planning involved is well worth it.
Chauncy in Heathcote, Victoria dining room with hardwood polished floors, white tablecloths and vintage chandelier
178 High St, Heathcote


Chauncy only opens four lunch services each week but rest assured that any planning involved in making one of those work is well worth it. For starters, chef Louis Naepels’s locally minded four-course menu du jour – which might feature preserved artichokes teamed with excellent jamón or chou farci in a pool of resonant pork-stock sauce – is almost unbelievably well priced. All the more reason to include some add-ons, like a shave of truffle, some respectfully treated cheese, perhaps a classic crème brûlée or a tarte Tatin good enough to bring you to tears. However you play it, the cooking is subtle and skilful in the same breath. Naepels’s partner Tess Murray manages the floor of the light-washed room (once a gold-rush-era surveyor’s office) with a similarly light touch. She’s also behind the wine list, an immaculate collection focusing on New and Old World expressions of French varieties from small makers. Magnifique in all respects.




178 High St, Heathcote

(03) 4432 7951

Chef Louis Naepels

Price guide $$

Bookings Essential

Wheelchair access Yes

Open Lunch Fri-Mon

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178 High St, Heathcote
Louis Naepels
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Fri-Mon

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