Top 10 Restaurants of Australia

Cutler and Co.

Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporar
Location: Melbourne, VIC

Previously Number 6 in our 2012-2013 list of the top ten restaurants of Australia is Andrew McConnell's Cutler & Co. A young restaurant with a sexy and trendy vibe, Cutler & Co. was voted the best restaurant in Australia in 2011 by Gourmet Traveller. Housed in an old metal work factory the interior has been designed by McConnell's architect wife, Pascale Gomes-McNabb, and layers some slightly off-beat elements with visible portions of the old building creating a dark but glamarous atmosphere.

Despite the youth of Cutler & Co. Andrew McConnell is no new comer to Melbourne's fine dining scene, he has worked as Exectuve Chef at Circa, the Prince (just missed the cut for this website's list) and Three, One, Two (2007 The Age Good Food Guide's Best New Restaurant). The menu displays creative and simple flavour combinations that is cooked with masterful technique and can feature unique principal ingredients such as Marron (a freshwater crayfish from Western Australia) or Leatherjacket fish. The service is more informal than other fine-dining establishments but is well informed and suits the unpretentious style of the restaurant.

Sample Dégustation Menu*

  • Selection of appetisers
  • Smoked & raw tuna, octupus, avocado & pickled cucumber
  • Spanner crab, abalone, & sweet corn soup
  • Heirloom tomatoes, house made ricotta, brik pastry & white balsamic
  • Poached chicken, foie gras parfait, quinoa & prune
  • Wood grilled Wagyu sirloin, mustard onion & mushrooms
  • Strawberry sorbet, peach & jasmine mousse
  • Violet ice cream, chocolate ganache, sour cherry

*Please note the provided menu and prices are only an example and may change at anytime, please refer to the restaurant's website for up to date information