Scott Pickett has launched a new venue dubbed Matilda 159 Domain, which will open 25 May.

Located in South Yarra on Domain Road, the venue will be fuelled by open fire and hot coals, delivering great food, strong design and a feeling of comfort and warmth.

Pickett’s menu will showcase seasonal fare and Australian ingredients, with signature dishes including John Dory on the bone with native grenobloise; salt and pepper Blackmore Wagyu bavette and wood-fired Macedon duck with leatherwood honey and last season’s figs.

“Matilda is a visual and sensory journey, and a true labour of love for me,” says Pickett. “The restaurant will be more relaxed than my usual style of cooking, somewhere guests can visit often and be guaranteed a local piece of meat, cooked exceptionally well over live flames and open grills, paired with seasonal produce.”

The dining room will feature banquette seating accented by timber flooring and natural linen textures.

Custom pieces including glass lighting elements by Mark Douglas, and timber tables by Melbourne maker Hugh Makin, who sourced two local felled trees to make the tables.

Matilda 159 Domain will open be open seven days for lunch and dinner. Brunch will be available on weekends.



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