198 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.6
198 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.5)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Sat, 22 Dec 2018

(9)
Excellent staff and service - attentive without being excessive. Lovely food and went above to ensure we had the best taste experience. Nice wine by the glass selection. Enjoyed commitment to good Australian produce. Different to Estelle (certainly very southern clientelle), but beautiful dining area, if not a bit dark lighting-wise. Would recommend to impress on a special occasion.

dined on Sat, 15 Dec 2018

(10)
Fine dining showcasing amazing food and expertly handled by knowledgeable staff. Gorgeous interior, though not totally sold on predominantly bar seating for groups of two!
Michael Jones

dined on Mon, 10 Dec 2018

(7)
Great Atmosphere, great staff. Nicely balanced menue and wine list. Only issue and it spoilt the whole thing really was the "smoke obsession". Smoking coconut cream in the Ceviche and vanilla bean ice cream ruined both dishes and frankly the experience....too acrid and overpowering...just weird and too trendy/contrived.

dined on Sun, 9 Dec 2018

(10)
was so genuinely welcoming! Extremely refreshing! The service was beyond excellent - I don’t recall when I last received such divine service in Melbourne. It was genuine and effortless without missing a beat. Well done everyone - a skilled team of talent all under one roof. Last but not least, the menu was mouth watering and the selection of dishes we ordered were absolutely delicious. A must on your restaurant to go to list!

dined on Sun, 2 Dec 2018

(9)
Fantastic food and service. I would recommend it to any foodie or anyone who wants a great place for a special occasion. It’ll be on my list to come back to.
Amel Katrib

dined on Wed, 21 Nov 2018

(9)
All good and drinks were spot on! We had a wonderful night - great food, great service. Definitely would recommend this restaurant over most fine dining establishments.

dined on Tue, 6 Nov 2018

(8)
Restaurant was STUNNING and the staff incredible. Food was yum but it honestly wasn’t delicious. Very fancy and we enjoyed ourselves but paying so much means we have high expectations for the taste of each dish. Still yummy! But we probably will go to other restaurants before we come back.

dined on Mon, 15 Oct 2018

(9)
Absolutely stunning food with very interesting twists. Lovely atmosphere and perfect service. Would definitely be back to try what we didn’t get to try this time.

dined on Sat, 1 Sep 2018

(9)
We went to Matilda's with high expectations as we had heard rave reviews from friends. We were not disappointed. We took friends who live in Shepparton and they were equally delighted with wine & food choices, service & atmosphere. We are pleased it is within walking distance of our apartment. Will be returning & recommending to friends.
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About Matilda 159 Domain

Open flames, hot coals, incredible local produce Matilda 159 Domain, located on Domain Road in South Yarra, is the newest venue for the celebrated Pickett and Co restaurant group. Incorporating the elements of earth, fire, nature, and water, Matilda features handcrafted timber tables, natural linen textures and an earthy colour scheme designed to create a feeling of comfort and warmth. Chefs Scott Pickett and Tim Young create a visual and sensory journey in their contemporary Australian menu, fueled by open fire, hot coals, and the best local produce. The use of different woods, smoke, charcoal, and fire takes the oldest form of cooking known to mankind, and explores how each enhances the flavour of the natural product. Awarded two Chef’s Hat by the Age Good Food Guide soon after opening, Matilda is refined yet relaxed enough to visit often. Join us for dinner and stay for a drink in Oscar’s Bar. Or for those special occasions, private dining and events are available in the Harrison Room and the Oscar Room.

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