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Pork loin in a herb crumb, on mashed potato with salsa verde, apple, fennel and mint salad.

About Lord Cardigan

Established since 2007, Lord Cardigan restaurant on Cardigan Place has welcomed in throngs of visitors who dine time and time again for nourishing breakfasts and 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 kingfish carpaccio, wasabi soy dressing and native finger lime; before mains such as smoked duck breast, with a warm salad of confit duck leg, cauliflower and kipfler potatoes.

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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.

Location & Map

59 Cardigan Place, Albert Park 3206 VIC - See Map

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Media & Awards

  • 2016 Award of Excellence

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:30:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:30:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:30:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:30:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:30:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 40 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Wedding
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (5)


An all time favourite
We have been dining at Lord Cardigan for years and they never fail to deliver. Creating beautiful meals that are always thoughtful, creative and delicious. I love that they do specials regularly and the service is incredible. They were so amazing pre-COVID but haven't dropped the ball at all, now producing freshly in house baked goods on the weekend and can still get a Sunday roast. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.


Amazing always in Covid and pre Covid times


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


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


Fantastic food and wonderful service. Highly recommended!