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Meet the Chef

Born in South Africa, Graham has travelled extensively learning about food. His list of achievements include Lynchs, Sous Chef at Pettavel, Sous Chef at Michelin starred Crown at Whitebrook, stages at the Fat Duck and New York's three star restaurant, Daniel, Head Chef at Baveras and Head Chef at Wildflower before opening Tulip as Head Chef and owner. Tulip has been awarded a hat for the past five years. Passionate about the ethics of food production, Graham instils this in the restaurant.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Graham Jefferies

Average price $85 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.2/10
based on 171 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.4/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Annie k.
    Annie k.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    My tastebuds were treated to exciting new experiences. What a delight for the senses; visually attractive, smelled so yummy & a wonderful range of textures. Presented with imagination and flare.

  2. Annie k.
    Annie k.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Tulip catered seamlessly for food allergy with food which did not feel like a compromise from general diner's menu. All savoury courses were exquisite but the desert let the evening down. Food server failed to identify meals upon delivery & in one instance failed to identify the need for flatware, however the waiter was subtly attentive and responsive.

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    9/10

    Brilliant food... can't say enough about the food. Though we had to ask for bread which usually comes out straight away to every table. (The bread is amazing too by the way).

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    10/10

    Extremely lovely atmosphere food and wine

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews
    7.5/10

    Only problem I had was it was too dark I couldn’t even read the menu

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    6.75/10

    Wonderful service. Generous portions for shared plates.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9.5/10

    Chance find while we're in town for short trip away from home. Picked this for dinner for its name sake as I love Tulips... My daughter and I were most impressed.

  8. Doug F.
    Doug F.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    ANOTHER FANTASTIC DINNER @ TUTIP! THIS IS OUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN GEELONG. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS HOWEVER, LAST NIGHT THE CURED FISH AND THE CHICKEN WERE HEAVENLY! CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK.

  9. Stewart V.
    Stewart V.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    High Quality dining experience. Expensive but worth it for the experience. All accolades are well deserved with tasty, unique and meals of the highest quality. Definitely one to try for a great dining experience.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great atmosphere, food and service

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 284 reviews
    10/10

    Awesome food and service

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic special evening

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and service.

  14. Justine S.
    Justine S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Tulip is more than a restaurant. It is an experience. We love the food experience but also the knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. We left feeling that we had eaten beautiful, carefully selected food, drank great wine and had the benefit of wonderful experienced and attentive staff.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    9/10

    Food was delicious, service was wonderful, had an amazing night.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 286 reviews
    9/10

    Well recommended dinner with friends Food and service was great

  17. Daniel W.
    Daniel W.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Go just for the house-churned butter with crunchy crust local bread!!

  18. Julie K.
    Julie K.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great food and service but the place was quite noisy. Needs some sort of sound deadning .

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    8.75/10

    Lovely inspired menu, done well....

  20. Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food was awesome, staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. Will absolutely be going back and bringing friends.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

111 Pakington Street, 3218, Geelong West, Australia

About the restaurant

A hidden gem in Geelong’s metropol

It's pretty easy to miss the latest restaurant from chefs Matt Dempsey and Graham Jefferies. Their restaurant Tulip is camouflaged as a hole-in-the-wall café in Geelong’s metropol - narrow and quaint with a sweet table for two out the front masks its interior. But wait - just before you start worrying on their behalf about economies of scale, it opens up into a respectable-sized place with all the polished concrete, pale timber and decorative terracotta pots a diner could wish for (well let’s face it, this decor almost a prerequisite these days). Tulip is a mix of well executed contemporary-ness, with trendy crockery and pleasing prices. The menu offers a wonderful mix of flavours and exciting dishes, inviting diners to share and sample everything. Spoilt for choice? You can simply ask for the ‘chef’s selection’ at $65 per person. Flexibility, simplicity and quality combine making Tulip a unique dining experience.

Best Dish: grilled octopus with chorizo, capsicum and fennel.

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