A smart long -running neighbourhood bistro remains fresh. Start by choosing one of the small dishes – or two, or three – it’s a bit of a Choose Your Own Adventure situation at this point… Check out the degustation menu on the first Sunday of the month.
Although he has classic French-based training, Chef Singer’s menu steers towards the contemporary. This is a relaxed restaurant in the heart of Albert Park with indoor and street-front dining tables. Lord Cardigan offers you a sanctuary for your senses and tastebuds alike.
John Singer opened Lord Cardigan in 2007 with his wife, Dominique Bolger. A light, open space that is discerningly decorated, the restaurant is both inviting and relaxing. Chef Singer’s unpretentious dishes feature Asian and European flair.
After nearly a decade serving the good people of Albert Park, this restaurant has undergone a wardrobe change. John Singer’s menu remains bistro-smart….reason enough to praise the good Lord.
“relaxed and comfortable, a great place for a quiet dinner or to celebrate a special occassion”
“tastefully presented dishes – honest food made with top quality ingredients”
“bistro elegance with a new favourite local feel”
“waitstaff are spot-on with suggestions”
“lead the charge with a three-cheese ravioli, on carrot puree with a chive butter sauce, an almond and cress salad . . “ “whilst a Flinders Island lamb rump, roasted with cumin and garlic, yoghurt-tahini with tomato,
As it’s name might suggest, Lord Cardigan is both a little formal in style but relaxed and comfortable in demeanour. Strong local patronage is no small part due to Dominique Bolger’s unfussy attentiveness front of house, while chef John Singer keeps the format fresh with competitive fixed price lunches and
It’s fitting that this lovely little restaurant is set to the side of Albert Park’s more casual eateries. Lord Cardigan is, after all, of a very different character: somewhat formal, with a focus on artful plating and elegant flavours.
A dessert of caramelised apricots topped with cinnamon icecream and gingerbread
This Lord Cardigan. . .warm, comfortable and year-round smart.” Dominique, “chatting to diners and ferrying seasonal dishes cooked by husband, John Singer from the kitchen. They make wonderful hosts.”