In light of the State Government announcements, Matilda will be closed for dine-in for the snap lockdown as of 5pm on the 5th August, however the Scott Pickett Group has some great options to keep you fed for the week:

Although we won’t be launching our full Matilda brunch as planned this weekend, we are still open for take-away brunch, coffee by ST. ALi and pastries by Laurent. Swing by Matilda on Domain Road and say hello from 8:00am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday!

We will once again be offering take-away hot meals from Estelle each night, pick up from 5-8pm. Click herefor the menu, posted at 10am daily and to order.

MatildaLongrain and Estelle will continue to provide a selection of our favourite dishes and banquets menus for you to finish at home through Providoor.

All bookings for the lockdown period have been cancelled. For those that had events scheduled, our reservations team will be in touch with you to re-book at a suitable time. Please bear with us as we work through our bookings.

We thank you for your patience and for continuing to support the hospitality industry, we are so appreciative!

– The Scott Pickett Group team.


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

Introducing brunch at Matilda.
Following the snap lockdown our brunch offering will be available for take-away Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 8am - 4pm.

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Truffle dinners at Matilda

Unfortunately our Matilda Truffle dinners have been postponed until further notice.
New date to be confirmed.

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The Forager, the Distiller and the Chef

The three come together for a night that's all about gin.
Unfortunately with the postponement of MFWF our event has been postponed. New date to be announced soon.

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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

Monday – Thursday
Dinner from 6pm

Lunch from 12pm-2.45pm
Dinner from 6pm

Saturday – Sunday
All Day Brunch Menu 8:30am – 2.30pm
Dinner from 6pm

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