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92 Smith Street,
Collingwood VIC

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Melbourne Cuisine

IDES Overview

Elegance and sophistication combine on the plates of IDES in a gastronomic experience well-worth journeying out of the city to Smith Street in Collingwood. Previously Attica’s pop-up, this now permanent venture is as popular as ever, reminiscent of its parent venue in peaceful ambiance and grey carpeting, while adding in elements of velvet walls, leather coated tables and low light illuminating a moody palette of charcoal grey. A single menu of refined dishes is constantly morphing with tweaks and seasonal ingredients, new techniques and textural combinations to make every experience a culinary adventure. Find savoury plates of roasted beetroot with herring, horseradish and a dressing of molasses and lime or beef short rib, with cream cheese and carrot cooked in duck fat with grilled lime.

A few words from IDES

Photography: Rebecca Newman.


Best Known For

Barramundi baked with sweetcorn and black garlic, glazed with a red wine sauce.


Peter Gunn

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IDES Opening Hours


Seasonal variations may occur.

IDES Features & Facilities

Seats: 36

  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • EftPos
IDES | Melbourne

A day falling roughly in the middle of each month. www.idesmelbourne.com.au

Posted by IDES on Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Other Awards & Media

  • Number 4 Fine Dining - Time Out Melbourne

    Ides continues to claim award after award, the 50 Best Restaurants in Melbourne as judged by Time Out has placed Ides in position 4. A big thanks to our clients who support Ides.

    Number 4 Fine Dining - Time Out Melbourne
  • 20 More Top Dishes to Try in Melbourne - David Hagger

    What are the best dishes in Melbourne right now? We've been out and about sourcing the hottest and best dishes in Melbourne. Check out this list of 20 Must Try dishes in Melbourne. IDES : Sheer brilliance! Is there anything like this in Melbourne? Who else chances their arm to virtually create a new menu night after night? You can sense the creativity in the kitchen, with Peter Gunn Head Chef and visionary and his band of talented chefs on song. Read the full story.....

    20 More Top Dishes to Try in Melbourne - David Hagger
  • Food, People, Restaurants - By Richard Cornish

    Chef Peter Gunn plays a risky game. In a dining world where restaurant menus are developed over several months he walks a precarious tightrope, sometimes creating dishes with his team just hours before guests arrive. Peter comes from a fine-dining culture where nightly restaurant service is like the curtain going up on a popular theatre show. Read the full story ...

    Food, People, Restaurants - By Richard Cornish
  • Conversation with a Chef, Peter Gunn - by Jo Rittey

    After 18 months of running a once a month residency at Persillade in East Melbourne, as well as several other pop up dining experiences, expat New Zealand chef, Peter Gunn has a place of his own on Smith Street. Ides is all about flavour; and lots of it. Peter has a no rules, no holds barred approach to his food. When you book at Ides, you’re allowing Peter and his team to take you on a taste journey through the six dishes they have chosen for that week. Read the full story .......

    Conversation with a Chef, Peter Gunn - by Jo Rittey
  • Seat a date at Collingwoods Ides - By Alice Zaslavsky

    Imagine a “bowl of onions”, crescent-shaped slices of the Spanish variety, roast turnip broth, mustard seeds … I know, I couldn’t have either. Read the full story ....

    Seat a date at Collingwoods Ides - By Alice Zaslavsky
  • 50 Things to Do in Melbourne before you Die.

    Want to really, properly know our great city? Splurge on a degustation : Melbourne is home to some seriously boundary-pushing degustation meals. One of them is at Ides by former Attica sous chef Peter Gunn, which offers a six-course meal to only 36 diners per night. You won’t get the menu until the end; it's all about mystery and Discovery. Read the full story ....

    50 Things to Do in Melbourne before you Die.
  • Ides Melbourne - Gourment Traveller

    From sold-out pop-up to permanent digs, Peter Gunn’s Collingwood restaurant has landed fully formed, writes Michael Harden. Read the full story ....

    Ides Melbourne - Gourment Traveller
  • Sugar Mountain Festival's immersive restaurant whets appetite for strange things

    It's not enough just to listen to bands at Melbourne's Sugar Mountain Festival of music and art. Organisers engaged the audience's other senses at the event Southbank event on Saturday with a pop-up restaurant. This year it's chef Peter Gunn and his team at Ides restaurant in Collingwood; Photo : Arsineh Huospain, Article from SMH. Read the full story .........

    Sugar Mountain Festival's immersive restaurant whets appetite for strange things