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

Truffle dinners at Matilda

Our Matilda Truffle dinners will showcase the best of local winter produce with the finest of truffles.
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th July.

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Good Food Month –
The Butcher, the Providore and the Chef

The exclusive menu takes you through a journey of provenance from farm to table.
Thursday 22nd July.

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Good Food Month –
Let's Do Lunch

We're celebrate Good Food Month 'Let's Do Lunch' at Matilda, every Friday in June. $45pp for duck and glass of pinot.

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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 11am – 2.45pm
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