EZARD in Melbourne’s CBD is one of the most respected dining institutions in the city. Established in 1999 by chef Teage Ezard and now with two hats, EZARD champions fine degustation dining and the Australian freestyle approach to cooking, where chefs are encouraged to take ideas from elsewhere – particularly Southeast Asia – and apply them to Australian produce. The result is a series of menus from tasting to pre-theatre that are unmissable in the Melbourne CBD. Right on Flinders Lane, a truly hot dining destination, EZARD Melbourne is one of those restaurants that you remember for years after you’ve dined. Reserve your table now.
EZARD Melbourne is an extremely stylish restaurant but one that never tries too hard. The dining space is chic and modern, yet simple enough to ensure the magnificent food is allowed to do all of the talking. This is one of the many, many reasons why EZARD Melbourne has earnt two hats in the 20 years since it has been established, as well as the time, dedication and flair that chef Teage Ezard ensures goes into the food. He loves to make use of the finest Australian produce but is also known in the industry for his ability to balance the Thai flavour profiles of salty, sour, hot and sweet.
So what can you eat at EZARD Melbourne? Head to Flinders Lance to enjoy eight- or five-course tasting menus that can be vegetarian or vegan if you wish, with beverage and non-alcoholic beverage pairing available as well. Then there’s the a la carte menu featuring mains like Chinese-style duck with black rice, roasted chilli, Japanese turnip and spring onion, and desserts like glazed lemon tart with mandarin, almond crumble and sheeps yoghurt. Monday to Thursday EZARD offers a choice between one of the signature tasting menus, either five or eight courses, or the standard a la carte. Then on Friday and Saturday there’s a choice between the signature eight-course tasting menu or a fixed price three course option. If all this sounds up your alley, reserve a table now.