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Matilda 159 Domain

9.3/10
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159 Domain Rd, 3141 South Yarra (VIC)See map

Average price $160

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Meet the Chef

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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Chef Stuart McVeigh
  • Average price $160
  • American express Welcome
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Main - duck
Mango dessert

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 302 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Jillene H.
    Jillene H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Given a voucher before COVID hit that was 5 months out of date. Food was superb and staff great. Interesting flavours that worked. No problem at all when we presented the voucher! Lovely evening to celebrate my birthday

  2. Frieda K.
    Frieda K.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    On arrival, there was no one at the front desk. Waited for about 5 minutes. Food was really nice (the duck was our favourite), and waiters were super friendly. We had to remind the waiter about our bottle of wine which we had ordered at the start. He was very apologetic and they were great with making sure our glasses were never empty after that. I did make a note (when booking) if one of the chefs could write a small 'happy birthday' message for my partner when dessert arrived, but it didn't happen. A bit disappointing but at the same no big deal. Overall, a really lovely food experience, and we would come back in the future. Thank you.

  3. Sandra H.
    Sandra H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food, service, atmosphere, and everything else was just amazing. Just walking into the restaurant you knew you were about to have one of the best fine dining experience and what Australian produce has to offer. Highly recommended and would definitely go back.

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews
    9.25/10

    Lovely experience, food exceptional, fantastic wine selection with very knowledgeable staff

  5. Check T.
    Check T.
    • 10 reviews
    9.5/10

    We had the tasting plate and it was certainly worthwhile. It pushed a few boundaries yet used both traditional as well as exotic ingredients. While the wood fire is the main coming method, other methods of cooking were also in play.

  6. Check T.
    Check T.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    It's definitely fine dining. You also get what you pay for. The tasting plate is worth the experience.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    8/10

    Beautiful food to look at and good to eat.

  8. Jessamine J.
    Jessamine J.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Food was excellent & at its finest. The food service was prompt & very quick. Table service was deplorable & need to train staff to be more attentive

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great evening, good food good atmosphere good service

  10. Michelle X.
    Michelle X.
    • 9 reviews
    6.5/10

    Great atmosphere at Matilda but wish the service could be a bit better. During busy dinner time, it is really hard to get help from waiter staff

  11. Jasmine h.
    Jasmine h.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Wow. Every dish is immaculately presented, so flavoursome and exactly what you expect from a top restaurant in Melbourne. Crab and duck were exquisite and I will not hesitate to go back here in a heartbeat!

  12. Jasmine h.
    Jasmine h.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    This restaurant is... WOW! The food, the presentation, the wait staff, the drinks. It was a truly amazing restaurant and one of the best I’ve ever been to. The crab entree and duck mains were out of this world - succulent, flavor some and immaculately presented. Loved this place

  13. Vidusha G.
    Vidusha G.
    • 3 reviews
    8.75/10

    Beautiful flavours! The crab was my favourite

  14. Janet D.
    Janet D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We loved this restaurant, our first visit but certainly not our last, great space and especially nice to hear yourself talk! Service was superb and friendly, our waiter was very explanatory with our food choices and recommended a delicious wine to accompany. Thanks Sam.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews
    10/10

    great fit out, attentive staff and great service

  16. Kieran M.
    Kieran M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    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

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    9/10

    Wonderful degustation menu and wine list Wonderful staff

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful food and service. Would definitely go again. Highly highly recommended.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    9/10

    The food and atmosphere is fantastic, definately a special occasion place as the price is higher , service this time wasn't the best I've had

  20. Rachel T.
    Rachel T.
    • one review
    8/10

    A great restaurant with delicious food. Seafood & steak incredible. The desserts however were a letdown, the banana dessert and chocolate dessert were basically just some mousse smeared on a plate with the smallest (ie the size I give my toddler!) scoop of ice cream. Disappointed end to a lovely but expensive evening. Also bizarrely my husband ordered an entree & was given 4 pieces of flat bread to go with it. I ordered the exact same dish for my main and was given only 2 pieces of bread. Not sure why? Good night & great service. Would love to go back one day but obviously not order dessert.

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More information

Opening time

Dinner 7 nights a week, 6pm - Late

Lunch Friday, 12pm onwards

All day brunch Saturday & Sunday, 11am - onwards

How to get to the restaurant

159 Domain Rd, 3141, South Yarra (VIC), Australia

Public transport

The 58 Tram and alight at 123 Fawkner Park

Directions to get there

Ample on-street parking in surrounding neighbourhood

Melbourne South East, South Yarra

About the restaurant

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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