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Meet the Chef

Picture of John Singer.

John Singer

John Singer grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and started his apprenticeship 1985. John then travelled to Heron Island working for P&O Resorts and then to Delgany’s in Portsea, before moving to the city and working as Sous Chef at the Stokehouse. His first Head Chef role was opening Santo Blue on Fitzroy Street. After opening a multi restaurant outlet at the Mornington Yacht Club, John took the leap in opening his own restaurant with wife Dominique, Lord Cardigan.

573 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9.1
573 reviews
Recommended
(9.3)
Food
(9.0)
Service
(9.1)
Value for money
(8.6)
Atmosphere
(9.1)

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

(8)
Nice warm cosy restaurant, great food, a bit pricey but works out ok with entertainment book, bit stingy on the wine portions - buy a bottle and share if you can! Great place for sunday lunch
David Lucy

dined on Sat, 9 Mar 2019

(9)
as always you know that dominique & the team will look after you at the Lord Cardigan - always great service, an interesting menu & attentive wait staff all set in a perfect setting of albert park! i'll be back

dined on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

(10)
Awesome! Just fantastic, food is amazing and staff are always friendly.
Timothy Tan

dined on Wed, 23 Jan 2019

(9)
Great service and food as usual

dined on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

(6)
The service was quite slow. The portions were small and drinks overpriced. The venison pie was served on a pea purée which did not work. A large group made the restaurant very noisy.

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

(7)
Great entree and good Duck main but Steak very tough

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

(10)
Dining on a Friday evening with guests who do not know the restaurant can be difficult for a number of reasons. But Lord Cardigan came up trumps - again. Attentive and informed service, and well-conceived and -prepared food. The two wines recommended - a Billecart- Salmon and a St Joseph - were perfect. To dine there is a continuing pleasure.

dined on Sun, 9 Jun 2019

(9)
Delicious food and great service. Sunday roast is good value, and the donut dessert is divine
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Specials

Degustation $65pp

Matched wines available on request
When
07 Oct 2018
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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04 Nov 2018
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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06 Jan 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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03 Feb 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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03 Mar 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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07 Apr 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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05 May 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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02 Jun 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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07 Jul 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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04 Aug 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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01 Sep 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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06 Oct 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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03 Nov 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
When
01 Dec 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Christmas in July - 3 Courses $70pp

3 Course Christmas inspired set menu including an arrival glass of Mulled Wine $70 per person.
When
28 Jul 2019
Sun 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Bastille Day Dinner

4 course dinner $80 per person. For an additional cost matching wines can be added.
When
13 Jul 2019
Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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About Lord Cardigan Restaurant

A Diamond in the Not-So-Rough You’ll feel like guests at a good friend’s house for dinner when you dine at charming Lord Cardigan in the refined neighbourhood of Albert Park. Established by chef John Singer (who trained under Herman Schneider before running Harvey’s and Hotel Spencer) and his wife Dominique Bolger, Lord Cardigan provides a sublime mix of flavours in creative dishes. The ingredients are quintessentially Australian while the preparation showcases the best of European and Asian influences. Stroll through Albert Park village to Lord Cardigan to enjoy breakfast or brunch, lunch or dinner. Or stop in for a pick-me-up coffee or relaxing glass of wine. The atmosphere is refreshingly welcoming, managing to be refined without too much fuss. You’ll feel right at home as you enjoy an entrée of Tasmanian Pacific oysters or grilled green prawns and calamari. For a main, take your pick from the fish of the day or a variety of seasonal chicken, duck, lamb, beef and other dishes. And dessert? Worth saving some room for. Treat yourself to this Albert Park diamond in the not-so-rough. Best Dish: Flinders Island lamb rump

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