Matilda 159 Domain

Average price $135
289 reviews

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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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Scores & Reviews

based on 289 reviews
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Food :8.7/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Sandra H.
    • one review

    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.

  2. Check T.
    • 5 reviews

    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.

  3. Michelle X.
    • 9 reviews

    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

  4. Vidusha G.
    • 3 reviews

    Beautiful flavours! The crab was my favourite

  5. Janet D.
    • 3 reviews

    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.

  6. A A.
    • 257 reviews

    great fit out, attentive staff and great service

  7. Kieran M.
    • 2 reviews

    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

  8. A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Wonderful degustation menu and wine list Wonderful staff

  9. A A.
    • 254 reviews

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

  10. A A.
    • 258 reviews

    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

  11. Rachel T.
    • one review

    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.

  12. Tim R.
    • 3 reviews

    Spanner crab and scotch fillet were magnificent!

  13. A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Beautifully presented & delicious dishes. Attentive staff, extensive wine list.

  14. A A.
    • 276 reviews

    Great ambience. Cosy and romantic. Beautifully presented dishes.

  15. James H.
    • one review

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

  16. A A.
    • 286 reviews

    Lovely dinner ;delicious

  17. A A.
    • 253 reviews

    Never been treated so poorly at a restaurant before..!

  18. Elgy Boon Hwey K.
    • 3 reviews

    Delicious food and impeccable service!

  19. A A.
    • 265 reviews

    Very enjoyable

  20. Fiona D.
    • 3 reviews

    Delicious dinner in great surroundings. WE will look forward to returning in the future. This would be a great choice for International visitors to Melbourne.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

159 Domain Road, 3141, South Yarra, Australia

Directions to get there

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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