Open flames, hot coals, incredible local produce

Matilda is a visual and sensory journey, and a true labour of love for me – it’s named after my daughter, after all. The kitchen is fuelled by open fire and hot coals, delivering great food, strong design and a feeling of comfort and warmth.

The restaurant is a bit more relaxed than my usual style of cooking. It’s somewhere guests can visit often and be guaranteed a local piece of meat cooked exceptionally well over live flames and open grills and paired with seasonal produce.

Being across the road from the Botanic Gardens, designers Projects of Imagination have brought the space to life by incorporating elements of earth, fire, nature and water into the interior of the space.


– Scott Pickett

Brunch at Matilda

We are excited to share with you our latest brunch offering. Enjoy our new brunch dishes with a Matilda twist, 8:30–2:30pm Thu–Sun.

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Celebrate Christmas Day at Matilda

Celebrate Christmas Day at Matilda with our four-course lunch menu.

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New Year's Eve at Matilda

This New Year's Eve join us for a spectacular evening with our special set menu.

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Private dining and events at Matilda

With two private dining spaces complete with a bar and courtyard, Matilda could be the perfect venue for your next function.

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United Places Botanic Gardens

Extend your Matilda dining experience with a stay at United Places Botanic Gardens. Located directly above Matilda, United Places is a luxurious place of understated exclusivity.


159 Domain Rd,
South Yarra VIC 3141

Opening hours:

Brunch 8:30am–3pm, Thursday–Sunday
Lunch 12pm–2:30pm, Thursday–Sunday
Dinner 6pm–late, Tuesday – Sunday

T 03 9089 6668   E info@matilda159.com



Group bookings

Our online booking system accepts reservations for up to 10 guests. For all bookings of 11 or more guests or for private dining enquiries, please email us at info@matilda159.com



We’re always interested in hearing from like-minded people – if you are interested in joining the team, please email your CV to info@matilda159.com