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Meet the Chef

Growing up in a household with “a mélange of North African, Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine” Adrian Richardson’s heritage definitely helps explain his enthusiasm for quality food that’s packed with flavour. Adrian Richardson's focus is on good produce, handled with care. When Adrian is not at La Luna or Bouvier he can be seen on Good Chef Bad Chef, Secret Meat Business & Richo's bar snacks.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Adrian Richardson

Average price $95 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.2/10
based on 474 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.2/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Nada P.
    Nada P.
    • one review
    10/10

    The restaurant was very cosy and quaint . Our waiter was very entertaining and steered us to some great specials. The food was outstanding. I look forward to going again.

  2. Andre W.
    Andre W.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a beautiful dining experience. The meal and drinks were delicious. Lovely atmosphere. Wait staff were attentive and prompt. Definitely recommend.

  3. sharon m.
    sharon m.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved the food and service. The only fault was the individual side dishes to the main meals were $10 each and were large serves. It would have been nice to be able to order a mixed vegie side dish (at a reasonable price) of 3 different vegies to have with a steak. The outside front of the building facung the main road needs some TLC, not very appealing.

  4. Marian D.
    Marian D.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    This is a cute restaurant, understated yet quite expensive. On a Sunday evening, the restaurant was v busy and quite noisy. We were somewhat disappointed that they ran out of Scotch fillet by the time we ordered at about 7.30 pm ( early!), the pasta was quite average, despite the fast that it was meant to have truffle flavours (did it?), but the prawns with garlic (not on the menu, why?) were vv tasty. The service was very good so overall, a nice experience despite the defficiiencies mentioned above.

  5. Belinda F.
    Belinda F.
    • one review
    10/10

    We are never disappointed when we dine here. The creme brûlée is to die for! It’s our one special night out whenever we come over from Perth. We love the house-cured meats, which we always start our meal off with.

  6. Briony D.
    Briony D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thank you La Luna for making our wedding anniversary so special. We arrived for dinner mid week and were treated with impeccable service and attention. The food was absolutely delicious, generous and fresh. Wine recommendation was spot on too. It was a special night thanks to La Luna five star service and food.

  7. Dillon T.
    Dillon T.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Enjoy going every year

  8. Ian C.
    Ian C.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Seemed to be a refreshed menu with the old favourites still on the menu. We enjoyed it. Really nice noisy Bistro vibe

  9. Melissa N.
    Melissa N.
    • 14 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious steaks and the best service! Make sure you get the garlic prawns!

  10. Ali M.
    Ali M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Very recommended!

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent and we will be back

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    10/10

    My favourite restaurant has been for years. I don’t know how they just keep getting better each vist

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    8/10

    La Luna has been a great restaurant for a long time, however we have noticed some small slippage recently, small things like plates not being warmed meaning meals get cold, steak being served that isn’t warm enough to melt the cafe de Paris butter.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    8.25/10

    The food is wonderful and very consistent each time we go. For us this restaurant is great for special personal events every so often. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and staff are helpful and friendly.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 285 reviews
    9.75/10

    Great, as always!

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    7.5/10

    Had dinner with wife food was good. Just service a little disappointing. Table cloth was full of dirt and some sort of crumbs which no staff noticed. Also noticed after we ordered our meals all the other guests were explained the nights specials ,we were not advised of any specials which we found a little disappointing

  17. Carmel E.
    Carmel E.
    • 12 reviews
    9.5/10

    The service is impeccable and the steaks just perfect.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    9.5/10

    Best steak l have had in a very long time. Definitely will be back

  19. Brendan M.
    Brendan M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Food was terrific. Steak tartare is a must have. Only complaint is that the beer selection is a bit thin could do with more local craft beer. Service was exceptional and will definitely visit again. Highly recommend

  20. Francesca V.
    Francesca V.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    Beautiful as always

More information

How to get to the restaurant

320 Rathdowne Street, 3054, Carlton North, Australia

Directions to get there

Carlton North, Melbourne North

About the restaurant

A Meat Master

At this rustic-chic corner shop front restaurant, it’s all about meat. Chef and hands-on meat man Adrian Richardson's easygoing ways and nose-to-tail food philosophy are always on show at this much loved, long standing restaurant in Rathdown Village. Highly regarded for the quality of the house-aged beef, Richardson also offers a number of other tasty meats, many of which are hand made. From crackling wrapped pork, to generous lamb shoulders and house-made cotechino sausage, it’s clear Richardson has a real meaty skill. This lofty-ceilinged space with bentwood chairs and fence-wire chandeliers is a charming neighbourhood gem that’s perfect for a meat feast. Just don’t bring your vegetarian friends along. We’re not so sure they’ll approve.

Best dish: dry-aged, on-the-bone rib-eye

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