As if Cumulus Inc. wasn’t enough, we’ve got another winner from chef and restaurateur Andrew McConnell (Marion, Supernormal, Ricky & Pinky, Meatsmith). Cutler & Co is McConnell's fine dining restaurant – well, at least his version of fine dining.
People don’t just come here for the food. The clever design elements – by architect Pascal Gomes-McNabb – are a drawcard in themselves. Cement columns and exposed brickwork draw on the building’s industrial past; and there are puffy clouds of electrified floating mesh and elongated bulbs reminiscent of a science lab.
The European-inspired dishes arrive presented like art and showcasing inspired combinations. Don’t be fooled by the simple names – that’s just McConnell running against the trend of overly complex menu items.
The everyday menu can be experienced a la carte or as a degustation. On Sundays there’s a $75 set menu incorporating a selection of entrees to share, main course and dessert.
This is fine-dining, yet cool and accessible. From casual drinks at the bar to a full degustation; you’ll find a mix of diners ranging from young couples to business meetings and family-get-togethers.
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