Andrew McConnell is one of Australia’s best chefs, and his nine Melbourne venues are all extraordinary. Cutler & Co has also just added a new bar which is well worth a visit.
You have to hand it to the Aussies. A venture that melds fine dining with an old metalworks factory and throws in an open kitchen for good, hipster measure without stomping over a sense of exclusivity is to be lauded. The flagship venue of Melbourne’s big-gun restaurateur Mr Andrew McConnell combines contemporary décor (sage-green paintwork, slick surfaces and raw architectural elements) with a fine wine list and the kind of food you really, really want to eat – the beef rib a firm favourite.