The Age Good Food Guide 2016
We are pleased to announce that once again, we achieved a 14.5/20 rating in the The Age Good Food Guide 2016. Thankyou to all our hardworking staff who consistently deliver fantastic food and service in the Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant.
According to Oakdene's switched-on waitstaff, one of the owners believes she has the worst taste in the world, 'but when you put it all together, it works'. It's true: the place is a joy to behold. Leggy lampshades, a boxy blue dog, terracotta walls and exposed rafters help create Oakdene's quirky look. The food is similarly joyous. A ribbon of lustrous cured pork jowl connects a liberal quenelle of gorgonzola cream and local Curlewis figs, while a black matte plate is a blank canvas for vivid orange chipotle-roasted swordfish loin with tequila nad lime snow. Mains are sizable and might include barramundi with local pipis in an enticing ginger and wakame emulsion, or fatty lamb brisket with pickled cauliflower for balance. From the assortment of soils, sorbets and jellies in the artistic desserts to the table settings of plaid napkins and vases filled with wooden spoons and paintbrushes, the pleasure of Oakdene is to digest the details.