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Oh Amaru, it’s all about you
Amaru Melbourne represents a new wave of modern Australian dining. Not wanting to confine themselves to a particular label or cuisine, chef and restaurateur Clinton McIver and his partner Ali Rolim Correa have created a restaurant that blends modern Australian with multiple other international cuisines and regional specialities. And boy is it impressive.
Described as sensory and expressive, the dining experience at Amaru Melbourne is nothing short of impeccable. Small and intimate, with only 34 seats, the focus here is on the degustation menu – the only option available. Designed to challenge your imagination, it begins with a selection of small plates before progressing to larger courses. All dishes have an emphasis on balanced flavours, textures and a unique combinations of ingredients. This is truly exceptional dining.
The cream of the crop
Hailed by many other publications as one of the best restaurants in Melbourne, Amaru Melbourne certainly lives up to its reputation. Following many years at Vue de Monde, McIver and Correa took a trip through South America gaining even more experience, before coming home, poaching the sommelier from Lee Ho Fuk and putting together one of the most elegant yet casual restaurants in the city.
The space itself is Scandinavian-inspired with a distinctive Australian twist. Think earthy and intimate with furniture designed by Ross Didier. You’ll find a minimal concept with stained and polished concrete, dark timber furnishings and muted lighting – which all match the menu perfectly of course.
What’s on the Amaru Melbourne menu, then?
Speaking of the menu, expect to find relatively simple dishes that are innovative, yet made with familiar ingredients. You won’t find any over-the-top, oddly named elements in sight. For example, some of our favourites include the dry-aged kangaroo with raw cacao, sandalwood nut and salted liquorice and the Portarlington mussels with broccoli and rocket oil. Our advice? Opt for the matched wine selection – it’s more than worth it. Bear in mind, the menu is subject to change.
If you’re a fan of taking in all the drama and action of the kitchen, the Chef’s Bar seating is the one for you. Offering an interactive and personal experience, you can dine in groups of three there while enjoying the Sensory Menu.
Amaru Melbourne effortlessly creates a fine dining restaurant experience with an atmosphere reminiscent of dining in your very own living room. Trust us, this is a good thing. A welcome addition to Quandoo, this is one you simply cannot miss.
5 / 1121 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne 3143
Lunch: Fri – Sat: From 12:30pm
Dinner: Tues – Sat: From 6pm