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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.

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Total Score

9.1
593 reviews
Recommended
(9.4)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.7)
Atmosphere
(9.1)

dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

(10)
We both had the fish of the day and they were generous and perfectly cooked. Thoughtful wine list and plenty of well crafted favourites on the menu stay consistent. If time is no object the soufflé is always a good choice to finish a great meal.

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
Michele Hughes

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

(10)
Always enjoy the quality of the food and service Great value
Anne Faiman

dined on Sat, 31 Aug 2019

(8)
good food, reasonable choices, got a bit noisy after a while

dined on Thu, 29 Aug 2019

(10)
We really loved the food, flavours were delicious! The service was very attentive and friendly. We would have liked a more extensive wine list but still found a wine we enjoyed.

dined on Sat, 24 Aug 2019

(9)
Great food with lovely flavours - hits the spot. Some very good wines to choose from.

dined on Fri, 23 Aug 2019

(10)
The team at Lord Cardigan do a great job. Degustation is only once each month but it has been fabulous and well patronised.

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

(9)
Quality food and atmosphere. Highly recommended
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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
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01 Dec 2019
Sun 6:00 PM - 7:00 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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