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Lord Cardigan

#402 of 3,325 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Albert Park
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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59 Cardigan Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3206, Australia
+61 3 9645 5305
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New South Wales, Australia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met family here for brunch and staff were quick to take our order but was surprised how long it took for food to arrive. Have to say the food was very good and I can thoroughly recommend the herb and onion scrambled gags on sourdough. Coffee was good.

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Thank NessnJem
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Hi NessnJem, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Lord Cardigan. We're pleased to hear that there were some elements of your visit that you did enjoy and the coffee and food (when it arrived) was enjoyable. I think the date you dined might have been Mother's Day? It... More 

Melbourne
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160 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We enjoyed lunch here last Sunday. Staff were professional, making us feel welcome and regularly filling our water glasses unobtrusively. The table we had reserved was exactly as described to me on the phone, thanks. Our waiter clearly explained the specials dishes, which we appreciated. The food was well presented and tasty. Fish was paricularly nice. There was a good... More 

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Thank AllanJane_11
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Hi AllanJane_11, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Lord Cardigan. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and that our team took exceptional care of you. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks for your review... More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The title says it, mostly. The other thing to add is the physical ambience - the restaurant has a cool vibe, the chairs are comfortable too, and there's a bit of space. One nice touch (see photo) is that their several varieties of oysters are sold individually, in twos threes or whatever number you choose.

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Thank Neill M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Hi Neill M, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Lord Cardigan. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and dinner and will be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. The oysters are very popular here, and you're right in... More 

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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing fine dining food, presented beautifully and tasting even better than it looks (if possible)... the degustation was a real mix of dishes, giving the taste buds a very enjoyable workout... we went for the matching wines (plus many extras as the selection of wine and ports was spot on) and they were matched perfectly.. staff were very attentive and... More 

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Thank Richard - M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Hi Richard - M, Thanks for your review and recommendation. I'm pleased to read that you attended and enjoyed one of our Degustations. They're such a fun night out, and it's great to see what John and the team create. Did you know on more occasions than not, we don't even know what's going to be on the menu until... More 

Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We shared a table recently for Sunday lunch with 6 family members. The food was imaginative and delicious and the staff very friendly and capable. We started the meal with various small exquisite entrée dishes. Our main meals were 2 Pork Roasts, 1 Duck (Asian style) and 2 Snapper dishes. We all agreed the food was exceptionally good and we... More 

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Thank Jan S
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Dear Jan, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Lord Cardigan. We're pleased to hear that you entrusted us in your birthday celebrations, and it sounds like a lovely day was had by all. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Deciding on lunch without knowing where we will end up resulted in us ending up at the Lord Cardigan. We were soooo happy. Such a nice place, great atmosphere and attentive, friendly staff. A very comfortable welcoming vibe.Really enjoyed the food and will look forward to returning to try something different on the interesting menu. Looking around we weren't the... More 

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Thank Miffy112015
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Dear Miffy112015, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and sometimes the unknown is a bit of fun and where the best experiences turn up. We're pleased to hear this was in fact the case and appreciate you mentioning it to others. I'll be sure to pass on your... More 

Canberra, Australia
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498 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us...me, hubby and adult son went on a Friday night in the middle of December, having booked at very late notice. It was not overly busy, but not empty either. Main thing is that we could hear each other talk. We had a lovely meal, all having two courses. The fellas had the duck, and the turkey special,... More 

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Thank Sue T
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Hi Sue T, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed what sounds like a lovely family dinner out. I'm pleased to hear that there are elements of your visit you enjoyed, and I'll be certain to pass them onto our team. Also your constructive... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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200 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous little restaurant on leafy Albert Park and the interesting menu was varied. We six chose a wide selection of entrees and mains from the specials menu. We all agreed that the food was exemplary. The service was average at best, requests were made for menus and coffee and the food took forever to be served. And that was a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was my second time, and it was my wife's birthday treat (her third visit), and we had the most remarkable meal. The staff were brilliant - they knew it was a birthday dinner, and we are given an appetiser (salmon in a light crust) - sensational - it really set the tone. Our entree's were generous and delicious (I... More 

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Thank Lorikeet57
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Dear Lorikeet57, First and foremost a happy belated birthday to you. It sounds like your wife is a woman of impeccable taste bringing you here to dine with us. We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely evening and experience. I'll be certain to pass on your comments and compliments onto John and the team here. I'm certain there... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for a Sunday roast, this place is located across the road from the Albert park primary school. We ordered the roast beef and chicken, both were very tasty and the service was fantastic. The restaurant has great decor and i would say it's a small to medium size restaurant. Overall a great place and food and we'll... More 

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1 Thank Justin R
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Lord Cardigan, responded to this review

Dear Justin R, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit. We're pleased to hear that you visited and enjoyed your experience. I'll be sure to pass your compliments onto our staff and chef. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope definitely to see you again soon. Thanks for visiting Chrissy S... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$93
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Cardigan Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3206, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Albert Park
  • Neighbourhood: Albert Park
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9645 5305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?