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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.

300 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.5
300 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.4)
Value for money
(7.6)
Atmosphere
(8.6)
Kelami Ata

dined on Sun, 7 Apr 2019

(9)
Great experience, would love to return. Compliments to the chef, our waiter (didn't get his name but he was from the Netherlands), and the interior designers!

dined on Thu, 28 Mar 2019

(8)
Maddy our waitstaff was incredible .... Highly HIGHLY recommend ordering the Sea Bream tartare. Definitely the standouts on the menu. Great space, great music, great food, the entire offering is sublime
Avinash Mahendran

dined on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

(10)
Delicious food, attentive service.

dined on Thu, 21 Feb 2019

(9)
Just wow! Celebrated my birthday with a quiet mid-week kid-free lunch. Cooking on open grills seems to have become a “thing” in recent times - and I have to say that the kitchen at Matilda have nailed it! The Macedon Ranges duck for two was simply the best duck I have ever eaten, anywhere, hands down. Paired with a great pinot it was a divine meal. The atmosphere was quiet, given the mid-week booking, but I reckon the dining room would be buzzing on a busy evening. Will definitely be back.....

dined on Sun, 10 Feb 2019

(8)
Deftly crafted food, lots of lovely wood fired fish, seafood, meat and vegetables. A great space that seems popular with family groups/larger tables also.

dined on Thu, 7 Feb 2019

(9)
Food and service were great. Good vibe too, only complaint was there were lots of mozzies!
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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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