255 Grubb Road
(03) 5255 1255
It was a work dinner and I wasn’t going to worry about taking snaps, but after the amazing food, wine and service we had at Oakdene I had to share. From Wednesday to Saturday, Oakdene offers a choice of entrée and main course for $58 per person.
Diamantina Wagyu Eye Fillet Carpaccio, Crispy Potato, Truffle Pecorino, Soft Egg Gribiche, Watercress Salad, Horseradish Snow
This was incredible, the highlight of the night for me in terms of food. The flavour of the cheese and truffle was so strong, balanced out by the delicate wagyu. Served cold, this was a dish that really focused on textures and made for an interesting and surprising meal.
14hr Kurobuta Sticky Pork Belly, Roasted Sea Scallop, Shredded Raw Potato & Garlic Slaw, Crispy Pigs Ear
Queenscliff King Fish, Portarlington Mussels, Finger lime Salad, Pickled Wombok
Broccolini with slivered almonds
We polished everything off very easily; it’s the kind of food that leaves you wishing you could pick up your plate and lick it clean. The sauces on my kingfish were so moreish and left me scraping up every last bit.
Oakdene Dessert Tasting Plate
The menu reads:
Selection of our desserts served on a platter to share
(Minimum 2 person’s $5 pp supplement)
Lemon Meringue & Strawberry Gateaux, Crème Fraiche Sherbet
Textures of Chocolate, Honeycomb Ice-Cream
Banana, Toffee & Espresso Cream Pie, Salted Caramel Ice-Cream
“Knickerbokerglory” Peach Nectar, Peach Yoghurt, Peach Compote,
Strawberry Granita, Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream
This is how I love doing dessert – tasting just a little bit of everything. The salted caramel ice-cream was fantastic, the highlight of the plate for me.
Oakdene is a fabulous special occasion restaurant. The venue consistently receives rave reviews from both in-the-know locals, and visitors travelling long distances just to experience the incredible food, and now I understand why – it’s well worth the drive.