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Cutler & Co

Upscale Modern Australian fare and a tasting menu in an old metalworks factory with an open kitchen.

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Cutler & Co - Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia


$$$$ Modern Australian food in cool surrounds

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Address

55/57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Website

http://cutlerandco.com.au

Rating on Google Maps

4.60 (522 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 6 to 10PM
  • Friday: 6 to 10PM
  • Saturday: 6 to 10PM
  • Sunday: 12 to 10PM
  • Monday: Closed

Reviews

  • 5Stove P. 1 year ago
    Went to the front bar for afternoon snacks and drinks. Abalone katsu sando is out of this world. Donuts with caviar also great. By the glass wine list could be better.

  • 5A H. 1 year ago
    Had a great experience here. Excellent food but even better service from the second-in-command sommelier who was doubling up as a waiter. Really knew her stuff and gave some excellent suggestions to us. Would definitely revisit

  • 5Graeme K. 1 year ago
    One of Melbourne's most consistently good restaurants

  • 5Brian G. 1 year ago
    Amazing food with wonderful service

  • 5Kris L. 1 year ago
    We actually picked this place because we wanted to go to The Elysian Whisky Bar, which is around the corner. When you walk on, you could smell the food, because the kitchen is in the front. The seating is actually in the back. It’s a great place for a date. The setting at night is dim and ambience is lively. The service was excellent and so was the food. Great fine dining experience in Melbourne!

  • 5Aysia M. 1 year ago
    The service was incredible, thanks Amy!

  • 5Bowen Alice W. 1 year ago
    Had am amazing experience with their chef selection menu and the wine pairing is a delightful must!

  • 5Frank A. 1 year ago
    Fantastic service and food. We got a voucher from some close friends to go to the Sunday lunch with wine pairing. Every course was fresh and flavorful. The one that stuck with me most was the rosbif which was perfectly cooked and had this indescribable eggplant puree. The servers were super attentive and kept making sure we weren't needing anything. Have been here in the evenings before and it's definitely a lot more formal for dinner. However, the vibe for Sunday lunch was more relaxed and casual without sacrificing the upscale charm.

  • 5Nick H. 1 year ago
    Service was exceptional, food was delectable, decor was respectable. Big fan of this place.

  • 5Russell P. 1 year ago
    Great service delicious food and wines five star all day

  • 5Jasmine H. 1 year ago
    Top class food here. Food look deceptively simple, but had depth of flavor once I bite it. Its amazing foods in melbourne. Everything tasted like it was done on perfection. Love the King George Whiting the most. The Muscovy Duck also very pleasurable to eat. Smashing. Lovely and comforting ambience.

  • 5Shannon H. 1 year ago
    Amazing best ever service and food impeccable. Live in NZ can't wait to get back with my husband.

  • 5Harvey A. 1 year ago
    Its amazing foods in Melbourne. Everything tasted like it was done on perfection. Love the King George Whiting the most. The Muscovy Duck also very pleasurable to eat. Smashing. Lovely and comforting ambiance.felling fantastic to eat foods of there.

  • 5Ki K. 1 year ago
    The experince of being at Cutler & Co is one of those that should be counted towards the ultimate date night or with someone you want to share something special with. We started our night with pallete cleansing mini bruchetta type cracker with tomato and herb mix bites. Then followed our bread accompanied by butter that can only be described as handmade love in the flavours of hinted with cheese and the other piece with salt (little scoops shaped like ice cream) . When our mains arrived it looked very basic and pretty. HOWEVER; Once you tap into a bite a world of flavour opens up . The chefs REALLY know every single flavour profile they own and use it with precision. The head waitress who seated us was amazing, ever so observant and kind checked up on us just enough for it to be caring and leave us enough for it to be private. Our waitresses Amy's wine recommendations ( Valiente - 2014 heathcote shiraz ) was so on point with our meal i don't think i could have picked better options or people to serve us . The deserts we had are a must try within their own league. The passion fruit vanilla bean ice cream that sat om ice in the passionfruit cups might look pretentious however is ANYTHING but. The first bites make the vanilla presence known in symphony with the sorbet. And you keep digging away in disbelief of how yummy ice cream could really be. I do wish the portion was bigger though ?. The second dessert with alpine strawberries is something else. I have never had strawberries melt in my mouth before without effort & being cooked. That is accompanied by the strawberry glaze and sorbet which all sits on a cake. Lastly the crown jewel of Cutler & co is the chocolate cake. This cake is so rich , so engaging , it swirls around your mouth with the slightly bitter choc bits and ever so sweet mousse. The chocolate is pure and refined to exclude anything else taking over. This is what i would call a masterpiece. And because it wasn't enough , we were given complimentary alpine strawberries with chocolate glaze filled with the nicest juicy centre dome type confectionery. Right from the moment we walked in the door and one of the chefs said hello to the last moment where Amy bid us a good night, we were looked after. Actually looked after. We've decided to make this place part of our monthly dining choice because the experince is unlike anything.

  • 5Billy L. 1 year ago
    Prior to your book you are going to receive an email confirmation from them. It's very important to get acknowledge to ensure I'm booked in. Once you enter you will be greeted with friendly staff. I received smile as I was walking pass the kitchen and bar towards my table. It was a table for 2 with candle light, how romantic! They have a very comprehensive wine list and sommelier to assist you if you want. We weren't approached by a sommelier, maybe because we have already order drink before the sommelier had a chance to attend to us. They have a very simple a la cart menu. You can either choose to let the restaurant pick the food for you with a sample of 3 entree, couple of main, dessert and matching wine option. Or you can pick from the a la cart menu. Overall, I had a great experience with my companion in Cutler & Co. Would recommended for any couple wanting to spend quality time in a fine dinning environment. The session I book in had a 2.5hr limit, so plan well to suit your requirement. Lastly, there is a 1.1kg ribeye on the menu, but it takes 1hr to prepare, so when you make a booking, ask them whether there is any food which require such a waiting time. Enjoy!

  • 5Shanice C. 1 year ago
    Yum

  • 5Alison W. 1 year ago
    Great value, lovely ambiance and tasty food

  • 5Lucas K. 1 year ago
    Exceptional dining experience. A true stalwart of the Melbourne restaurant scene.

  • 5Victor L. 1 year ago
    Amazing food...as always.

  • 5Georgia W. 1 year ago
    Top class food here. Food look deceptively simple, but had depth of flavor once I bite it. Everything tasted like it was done on perfection. Love the King George Whiting the most. The Muscovy Duck also very pleasurable to eat. Smashing. Lovely and comforting ambience.

  • 5Carthur W. 1 year ago
    Favourite restaurant in Melbourne

  • 5V M. 1 year ago
    Every dish I’ve tried here is delicious. Stark and stunning decor, nice service.

  • 5James K. 11 months ago
    Always a pleasure

  • 5Deswaqr K. 8 months ago
    Visited on the 27th Dec and sat in the area at the back of the restaurant. Ordered a la carte. Food was delicious and the service excellent. Particularly enjoyed a 'taste off' between Tas and Vic oysters and our sommelier whose knowledge and recommendations of local wines was superb.

  • 5Caitlin T. 10 months ago
    As a big fan of McConnell venues, I can definitely understand why Cutler & Co. is the flagship. Beautiful venue, perfect food and amazing service provided by the staff. We loved a long Sunday lunch and hope to be back again quicker than it’s taken us to getting around to our first time.

  • 5Jasmine P. 1 year ago
    I really enjoyed our experience at Cutler and Co. Great ambience and our server and sommelier were down to earth friendly people. With the exception of the starters, I thought the food was creative and well thought out. Would definitely recommend opting in for the chefs selection menu and the non alcoholic pairings. Something that I always look forward to with a degustation is the bread and butter that is served. Cutler and Co did not disappoint with freshly baked bread with a crispy shell and fluffy interior served with two kinds of butter. Delicious!

  • 5Modern M. 10 months ago
    Great place love the atmos

  • 5Denis K. 9 months ago
    (Translated by Google) The ratings do not cheat and this is another gem on the city map. Service and food are top notch. Prices are much higher than average, but you won't be here every day. Mandatory reservation. As a result: a gastronomic miracle! (Original) Рейтинги не обманывают и это ещё одна жемчужина на карте города. Обслуживание и еда на высшем уровне. Цены значительно выше среднего, но каждый день здесь есть и не будешь. Обязательна бронь. Как итог: гастрономическое чудо!

  • 5Tim P. 8 months ago
    Have just enjoyed (complete understatement!) one of your At Home Menus. Roast and marinated globe artichoke to start, Game bird pie, salt baked beetroot and Collard Greens as a main, And Crème Caramel desert. Wow! Just fantastic! Superb flavours, perfectly seasoned... I really couldn’t recommend these guys highly enough. So impressed! Thanks for bringing a ray of culinary sunshine to another wise glum Melbourne lockdown!! Will definitely be trying another menu soon...

  • 5Gary W. 8 months ago
    Had one of the 'at home dinners' last night for my wife and me as a date night. Was awesome, easy to put together with the instructions and was delicious and well priced.

  • 5Kristina W. 1 year ago
    Just finished a really great meal here. The food was delicious from start to finish. The wine was excellent. What really made the meal great though were our servers Antoine and Anthony. They went out of their way to advise us about food and drinks at the restaurant but even more spent time advising us on where to go here and in Tasmania. They made the meal truly spectacular and made us feel special. Can't recommend Cutler and Co. high enough.

  • 5Olympia P. 1 year ago
    We treated our newly wedded friends to dinner here. Memorable dining experience for the 5 of us! My fish dish was delicious- as were the other dishes our table ordered- the kipfler potatoes still mouth watering from memory ? child friendly at Cutler & Co- our 3 year old was warmly welcomed. Highly recommend.

  • 5Judith S. 1 year ago
    Beautiful food

  • 5Mr T. 1 year ago
    Was fortunate enough to dine here last week and everything was impeccable from the food to the service, it was all first class. Each course was well presented, we had the King George whiting, winter salad, duck and suckling pig with matched wines, all were well balanced and cooked to perfection, even the bread was amazing. The dining room had a nice cosy and intimate feel and the wet winter night we went added to the ambience. Service was very attentive and warm, would definitely be back.

  • 5Delmer V. 1 year ago
    Great restaurant with outstanding service. We went for supper and appreciated it greatly. I think the good value place for good dining. An astonishing experience we have there.

  • 4Blanca M. 1 year ago
    The dining experience was great, the food was delicious. I loved the glassed prawn and the duck. The staff was very attentive, they folded your napkin every time you left the table. In comparison, the restroom cleanliness wasn’t up to standard.

  • 4N. 1 year ago
    Opened for 10 years, a year after Cumulus Inc now. A mission to offer top end dining, yet you feel relaxed without feeling out of place if you’ve dressed up or down. As you approach Gertrude St of Fitzroy, you see casual dining table and chairs outside, that day was filled with many people unwinding for a drink after work. High ceilings and large windows made us feel very welcomed, and right at the door was someone ready to help me with my reservation. Complimentary dish as a appetiser, lightly fried tomato based crackers with delicious salsa. Bread also came as complimentary, they came out warm, and as we tore the bread apart in quarters, we saw the steam come out. The bread was delicious with the umami butter, the other salted butter was a little too salty for me. I enjoyed the umami butter, it had a sweet aftertaste. Cutler & Co was so generous with bread and butter, when they offered us seconds they gave us new quenelle butter. We ordered the Yellowfin tuna crudo, Tasmanian wasabi, finger lime & celery, $34, it was very fresh with very little flavouring. The dish looks small below, but that’s because they plated in two for our convenience. Love it when restaurants do this for us. Not only is it prettier than us grabbing off each other’s plates, but it’s not as messy. J could taste the wasabi flavour from his dish, but I couldn’t. I could taste the celery more in the dish. J preferred this entree, whereas I enjoyed the Asparagus and Pistachio Entree. Jonella farm asparagus, pistachio, egg yolk, black garlic & rye $32 A vegetarian dish, but I enjoyed the black garlic addition bringing a stronger tastes than just veggies. The finely sliced asparagus were crunchy, never had asparagus like this before. Crispy pistachio in fine bits and pistachio puree were really good to dip the asparagus with. The egg yolk was thick and I just mixed it with the puree. For mains we ordered the O’Conner Rib Eye of 1.1 kg, with house made mustard, shaved cabbage and fennel salad, $180. We were advised upon ordering that it would take 1 hour to prepare and checked if that was OK with us. We thought we were fine, we were very hungry at 6.30pm and could take our time… but I think we had a lot of bread and two entrees got us half full… My first bite of the rib eye was quite chewy. But after my next piece it was fine. I think it depends on which part I pick. Lightly grilled on the outer and blue to medium rare inside. It’s not very common we eat blue. We weren’t asked how we want our meat cooked, so if you can’t take blue meat, i’d suggest to speak with the waiter first. My favourite sauce to dip was the yellow mustard. Sour enough to keep me going with the enormous amount of meat we ordered. Shaved cabbage and fennel salad were great, I couldn’t have any more of the meat, but I could continue bit by bit with the salad. Finely shaved and easy to eat. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it to dessert. There were two other desserts we wanted to try but just didn’t have any more room for it. The waiter mentioned we can have dessert next time at the front of restaurant if we don’t want to have the full dining experience. Service was brilliant, ambience was very warming, both of us had a great time. I’m still longing for the desserts I couldn’t get to try. So I’ll definitely revisit just to be completely content.

  • 4Jon S. 2 years ago
    Usually cannot complain about the food or service here. Have been 3 times but this is the first time since the reno. Everything is usually always on point. The duck on the tasting menu did have stringy and chewy bits this time and did seem a tad under cooked... Service was impeccable as usual and everything else was brilliant (pork belly outstanding!). All in all still a great experience.

  • 4Katie F. 10 months ago
    Nice but very limited menu... mostly white meat... good wine list and great service.

  • 4Joe M. 1 year ago
    The most tender and juicy slow-cooked roast lamb I've ever had. Wonderful staff and service as well.

  • 3Ankit S. 1 year ago
    God ambience and vibes. Service staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient. The food is a mixture of great and unimpressive through. We ordered the chicken dish for the main course (although I am still confused as to what we were supposed to get as part of this fixed menu) which was extremely salty. There were also a couple of other things mentioned on the menu which we never received and were in fact told by the waiter that there are no more dishes coming in. They really should look into how they can clarify what is included in the menu and perhaps educate the customers a bit on how to navigate their menu. Oh and the chicken dish is really bad but the entree was quite good so.........

  • 3Shawn M. 1 year ago
    Slow service

  • 3Grace J. 1 year ago
    Portions are insanley small. Not worth it unless you want to be hungry--Rodrigo Leyva

  • 3Toby B. 1 year ago
    The arrogant French waiter rudely banged my menu down on the table and walked off. Not sure if on purpose or not.

  • 3Kym A. 1 year ago
    A bit of a disappointing visit. We were visiting from Sydney and I’d long wanted to eat at this well regarded restaurant. The food was certainly very good but my overall experience was far from great. There was a constant stream of people passing through the restaurant from the adjoining room hosting a private (loud) function (I assume to go outside to smoke), along with a crying baby in the restaurant and being seated next to a table of 3 under 6 year old children happily playing. Our booking was at 8:45 and for a restaurant where you can easily spend in excess of $250 per person this was not the atmosphere I was expecting. No doubt others might not find this an issue but I would not return.

  • 2Karfield C. 1 year ago
    A friend of mine came here on Sunday and had a wonderful time and highly recommended me here but unfortunately I have been left quite disappointed. The waiters paid no attention to my table and provided no sort of care to my needs and the ambience was ice cold. I found it incomprehensible that two appetizers were served before I had even picked my wine, was my waiter in a hurry to go home? The waiters had the time to go to all other tables so why didn’t they come and check with me was the pace alright? Or are they just assuming I am alright? If you are Asian, avoid at all costs. They never responded to my ‘thanks you’ whenever they served the food. However, the foods are brilliant and amazing even no any deluxe ingredients but the service and ambience let the price down a bit.



Last updated: 2020-08-25