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Meet the Chef

Head chef Beddoes started his cooking career in London working in several Michelin starred restaurants. He decided to make the move to Australia in 2010 to Melbourne. His first job was alongside Gary Mehigan at Fenix Restaurant and worked on two of the MasterChef series. He found his way to the Grand through his love of Italian food in 2016. His passion with food began when cooking alongside his grandmother on weekends in her kitchen as a young boy.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Andrew Beddoes

Average price $75 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 289 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.8/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. David C.
    David C.
    • 22 reviews

    Warm & attentive service The veal ragu pasta al dente & tasty Orange duck here always delicious. The grill calamari tender and juicy One of our favourite Italian restaurant

  2. Debbie M.
    Debbie M.
    • 4 reviews

    The staff were really friendly and attentive, nice venue. Food was a little disappointing for the price, (most dishes we had were a bit oily) but otherwise a good night

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews

    Consistently good.

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Potentially the best affogatto I have ever had.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Loved our wedding breakfast and our anniversary dinner. Thankyou for your complimentary Prosecco - it made our special night even more special. ??

  6. Tina A.
    Tina A.
    • 6 reviews

    Great service and lovely atmosphere

  7. Sandra  C.
    Sandra C.
    • 38 reviews

    We weren’t drinking so it was a cheap nite out. We’ve always loved the Grand to celebrate birthdays, but it just isn’t the same without Branco and Alex, they’d always welcome us back like old friends. And haven’t seen Kristy around either. The Antipasto plate used to be so much better with more meat selection, where’s the braesola? And if 5 ppl why not add an extra slice of meat and charge a bit more? And where is the marinated eggplant and the grissini sticks? Less product at the same price, nah not what it used to be. The main courses and desserts were still the same, but it’s lost some of its sparkle without old friends.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews

    The six course birthday degustation was well worth it, particularly the three entrees - duck liver parfait, squid, and gnocchi. The experience was enhanced by the fantastic service!

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews

    Excellent and reliable on all counts

  10. Sandra  C.
    Sandra C.
    • 38 reviews

    We love the consistency of the Grand, food is always of an excellent standard, generous portions, great service, and soft furnishings allow for conversations to be had without yelling. We love it!!

  11. Matt M.
    Matt M.
    • 66 reviews

    Still benchmark after all these years. Larger than usual portions at every price point. Wine list still fascinating. A respite from the world.

  12. Gabe H.
    Gabe H.
    • 7 reviews

    The building looks like it's falling apart on the out4but once inside, the Restaurant looks quite nice. The waiting staff were keen to serve but not well trained. The food (a la carte) was quite nice.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 235 reviews

    Wonderful space, excellent service and the food is really good. Its rare to be in a real dining room, beautifully decorated, and not too loud!

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews

    Great evening and atmosphere -highly recommend

  15. Marcelle M.
    Marcelle M.
    • 7 reviews

    Great food, service and wine!

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews

    I always enjoy my visits here and return as often as I can.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews

    An interesting and tasty menu presenting modern versions of classical Italian dishes in a Yum Cha menu . Supported by good service . I have dined here 3 times in the past 12months in groups of 4,12 and 16 and was provided with excellent food and service on each occasion .

  18. Ronald S.
    Ronald S.
    • 2 reviews

    Great Food excellent Ambience superb Service excellent Wine list excellent A real gem

  19. Shin C.
    Shin C.
    • 2 reviews

    Not my first time but very disappointed with the service level this time.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 254 reviews

    The room has a cozy ambience, tables are well spaced and the background noise level is low. The food was excellent and service was friendly, respectful and prompt.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

333 Burnley St, 3121, Richmond, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne South East, Richmond

About the restaurant

This institution in the heart of Richmond in the beautiful Grand Hotel serves fine dining, award winning Italian cuisine. Try their filleto manzo with a bone marrow butter, delicious rabbit pappardelle, or stunning anatra arrosto - roasted duck with semolina gnocchi and orange and juniper berry sauce. Crisp linen adorns the wooden fine furnishings and subtle artworks are a feature in the room. This is a place that has won many awards including restaurant of the year (Trip Advisor) and is a beautiful place to bestow a gift voucher to a loved one for that perfect gift. If you don’t feel like the full dining experience but would rather a cocktail or an elegant glass of wine, catch up with friends in the very chic lounge bar with its amazing beer garden, boasted to be the best in Melbourne, and listen to well-known local DJs on the weekends. Monday night is Italian night, or if you fancy sampling the duck then Wednesday’s is Duck & Pinot night in the public bar. Make sure you book so as to not miss out!

Best dish: The Grand signature house made potato gnocchi with brown butter & sage


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