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59 Cardigan Place,
Albert Park VIC

Licensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds
Contemporary - Asian and classical influences

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Fabulous Food and exceptional service

Great wine list to match their great food - always spot on, we have never had a dish we didn't love. Extremely friendly yet professional service. Love it

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Amazing every time!

Staff attentive that know exactly what you need and more. The ambience is incredibly soothing and made our night out exactly what we needed. The food is devine and each time we go there is something new to explore. We thoroughly enjoy each and every time

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Fantastic food and wonderful service. Highly recommended!

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Lord Cardigan Overview

Established since 2007, Lord Cardigan restaurant has welcomed in throngs of visitors who dine time and time again for nourishing breakfasts and to share ambient evenings in the heart of Albert Park. Enjoy warm weather dining alfresco, or take to a chic, cosy interior adorned in sleek and earthy décor from upholstered leather lounges in mossy tones to embellished fern wallpaper gleaning under natural light by day, and a romantic hue after nightfall. Providing popular Mod Oz cuisine with suave European and Asian influences, dishes are designed to leave flavours lingering on the tongue. Savour entrees like seasonal mushrooms and ricotta rotolo with seared spinach and lemon, pinenut and chive butter; before mains such as pink roasted duck breast with sweet potato lasagna and verjuice jus.

A few words from Lord Cardigan

Some photography by Kirsty McComish Photography

Albert Park Village boasts a gathering of eclectic restaurants; however, Lord Cardigan stands out above the rest. Lord Cardigan is the first restaurant of husband and wife team, John Singer and Dominique Bolger. John and Dominique met at Harvey's where John was working as Head Chef, and what has happened is the culmination flair and unique talent in the establishment of Lord Cardigan.

If your looking to make an impression for dinner then embark on a meal at Lord Cardigan where every facet is spot on. The setting is stylish and provides a striking backdrop for an intimate meal, with soft candlelit tables and minimalist décor.

The a la carte menu has customers returning week after week for the menu options that offer distinctive and harmonious flavours and textures. John showcases a selection of menu items and must try's especially during truffle season, where you can sample exclusive black Tasmanian Perigord Truffles. Try the mushroom ravioli dish, which is specially created to reap the full benefits of these very special, short-seasoned morsels (approximately 6 weeks), originating from south-west France.

Other menu highlights include the Prime aged angus eye fillet with a savoury bread and butter pudding, green beans, and drizzled in a red wine jus; and the Roasted pumpkin and ricotta rotolo with baby spinach and pinenuts infused in a mouth-watering lemon chive butter; both dishes worthy of a mention.

A noteworthy feature of this venue is also the complimentary housemade bread; a blend of buckwheat, rye and wholemeal flours with 25% sourdough added which is served exclusively with frantoio olive oil, from Burrumbuttock! Additionally Dominique will ensure each and every menu item is cleverly matched with wine, to ensure a premium dining experience.


Best Known For

Hiramasa kingfish flash fried in nori and chickpea batter, served with wasabi dressing, finger lime and lemon gel.

Lord Cardigan Functions

Caters for up to 40 Guests
  Wedding, Corporate Function, Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, Hens & Bucks Night
  Cocktails, Canapes, Buffets, Set Menu, Degustation

Lord Cardigan Chef

John Singer

John Singer

Lord Cardigan
My style is Modern Australian, very Contemporary; Asian flavours dominating the warmer months and becoming more French-Classical in the depths of winter.

Recipes By Lord Cardigan

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Opening Hours

Tues18:00 - 22:00
Wed12:00 - 15:00
Wed18:00 - 22:00
Thur12:00 - 15:00
Thur18:00 - 22:00
Fri12:00 - 15:00
Fri18:00 - 22:00
Sat08:30 - 15:00
Sat18:00 - 22:00
Sun08:30 - 15:00

Features & Facilities

Seats: 50

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • EftPos

Other Awards & Media

  • 2016 Award of Excellence

    Awarded from TripAdvisor 2016 Award of Excellence for Lord Cardigan.