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

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Matilda

Join us to celebrate with your love on February 14th. We've prepared a special Valentine's Day four-course menu.

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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 11am – 2.45pm
Dinner from 6pm

T 03 9089 6668   E info@matilda159.com


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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