Online reservations now open!

In line with further easing of restrictions, Matilda is currently accepting online reservations of up to 6 guests.

Guests will be able to dine from the two course ($75), three course ($95) or four course menu ($120) with reservations available both indoors & out.

For parties of 7 or more, please reach out via email to info@matilda159.com

Booking practices when dining at Matilda

In line with new legislation & our COVID safe business practices, the below must be adhered to by all guests:

1. Face masks must be worn at all times unless seated at your table
2. You must sign in via QR code or provide your details to a staff member⁠
3. Maximum dining time is two hours
4. We ask that all all guests arrive promptly to their booking time, and respect the leave time supplied
5. Guests must remain seated at their table at all times, unless using the facilities or entering & exiting the venue

Click here to view Matilda’s COVID safe plan


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


Christmas Day and New Year's Eve

Celebrate the Festive Season at Matilda

We welcome you to celebrate at Matilda with our special Christmas and New Year's Eve set-menus. With bookings of up to 50 people, end 2020 with friends, family and great food!

Learn more

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 5.45pm

Lunch from 12pm – 3pm
Dinner from 5.45pm

Saturday– Sunday
All Day Brunch Menu 11am – 2.45pm
Dinner from 5.45pm

T 03 9089 6668   E info@matilda159.com


Work with us


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