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Meet the Chef

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Scott Pickett

Having grown up in South Australia, Scott Pickett excelled in Michelin star restaurants, before starting his own venture in Melbourne. 2011 saw Scott open his first restaurant, Estelle Bar Kitchen in Melbourne’s North, now newly renovated and named Estelle. In 2013 Pickett opened his first Collingwood venue, Saint Crispin. Pickett’s Deli and Rotisserie in Melbourne’s city came next in 2016, then 2018 saw the creation of Pickett’s first South side venue, Matilda 159 Domain.

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dined on Sat, 5 Oct 2019

We enjoyed the tasting menu very much and service was excellent. Our waiter was polite, helpful and made the night pleasurable. The only complain is that the tables are too close together .

dined on Sat, 28 Sep 2019

Exquistite. Loved every delicious home grown morsel. Live in Sydney, but i'll be back next time down in Old Melb Town. Maybe a Sydney branch of Matilda in Manly? We need a great fine dining restaurant. If not Manly, Surry Hills will suffice. Thankyou. My partner and i loved. xxxxx
James Hutchison

dined on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

Underrated. Great food and service after asking to move from our originally allocated table to the kitchen bench. Outstanding considering the price tag.

dined on Sat, 24 Aug 2019

Booked a table for two and ended up being a spot at the bar, was still nice but wasn’t what I expected, the food was amazing and great drink options
Mark Walterfang

dined on Sun, 4 Aug 2019

Such a beautiful warm space and divine food. The perfect date night experience
Alison Brooks

dined on Sat, 20 Jul 2019

Excellent evening

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Incredible atmosphere! It was an experience to sit & watch the kitchen work over all the roaring fires in the middle of winter! Delightful evening & food.

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

Went here for date night and was blown away ! Desert was a hit as were the chocolates at the end

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

The food at Matildas is fresh and clean tasting. I’ve been many times and tried lots of dishes and have not been disappointed. The flavours are not overwhelmed by richness so you don’t leave feeling uncomfortable. I love the duck (which is always on the menu ) and the mackerel but the menu does change. The bread and butter is wonderful also. Always order a vegetable side as they are delicious.
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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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