Ripping good lunch at #Ripponlea Food and Wine, #melbourne

Ripponlea Food and Wine is one of our favourite Sunday lunch restaurants in Melbourne. With its Art Deco inspired style, beautiful emerald green velvet booths and brushed metal fixtures it oozes a classy style without being too formal or fancy.

The revitalised menu is similarly inviting featuring a range of small and large sharing plates and fabulous desserts. Nothing too fancy, comfort food with a modern twist. Great, friendly service and a good wine list and interesting cocktails.

Lunch today was absolutely perfect, hitting the spot with a delicious combination of flavours and textures, beautifully put together and nothing too heavy or rich. A lovely lunch to end our quick overnight trip to Melbourne.

Pan tossed calamari with chilli, garlic & rosé, fresh chives, and Pan tossed calamari with chilli, garlic & rosé, fresh chives and charred lemon

Smoked cauliflower steak, macadamia hummus, orange, kale crisp.

Barramundi crispy skin, beurre noisette, lemon, mixed leaves;

4 point lamb rack, pistachio & herb crust, cauliflower puree

Zucchini ribbon & heirloom radish salad, chilli, lemon, basil, marinated goats feta & pine nuts

Passionfruit curd tart, ruby chocolate mousse, freeze dried raspberry, bitter chocolate

Nutella flavoured with orange, hazelnut crumb, divine tasting foam and toasted pannetone

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Shanthini

Born in South Africa, of Indian heritage. My family moved to Australia in the early 80's. I have a busy professional career as the CEO of a medium sized philanthropic Foundation based in Sydney. I love cooking, learning to cook, eating and travel. My blog Freespiritfood.net is written in the spirit of sharing my foodie adventures.

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