Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street has fast become a hub for innovative dining that’s setting trends all over the city, and if there is one restaurant that’s a must-try on any self-respecting food lover’s favourite strip, it’s got to be Cutler & Co. Opened by one of Melbourne’s brightest culinary stars, Andrew McConnell, in 2009, the eatery pairs stripped-back, effortless interior design with food that focuses on keeping things interesting, delicious, and just that little bit special.
Reflecting the team’s passion for sourcing unusual ingredients that still pack a punch, the menu showcases some of the best local ingredients around, combined in creative dishes that are constructed in the open kitchen. If you’ve pulled up as seat at the immaculate kitchen bar, you can expect an up-close and personal view of the effort and precision that goes into every dish—a fantastic experience for any budding foodie looking to pinch a few tips!
While a la carte is ideal for a light bite, the six-course degustation simply has to be tried once in your lifetime. And yes, you should break the bank and upgrade to include the sommelier’s pairings to match.
Since opening, Cutler & Co has continued to up its foodie game without falling into the ‘utterly ridiculous’ category of avant garde dining that has wooed Melbourne in recent years. Whether you’re looking to impress with a chic first drink, dining in no-holds-barred style, or simply needing to tick this one off your bucket list, lock in your booking and get ready for a treat. Trust us, it’s worth it.
Image credit: Cutler & Co