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FOOD & DRINK

Caddie Is Richmond's New Locally-Focused Restaurant Headed Up by a Noma Alum

After working in some of the world's best restaurants, Dylan Evans has taken over the former Meatmother space, serving up seasonal fare and Aussie wines.
By Libby Curran
April 29, 2018
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By Libby Curran
April 29, 2018
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Richmond's Meatmother has officially left the building, barbecue eats and all — but if its replacement Caddie is anything to go by, locals won't be noticing the loss for too long.

A smart bar and eatery with a strong local focus, this one's headed up by chef-owner Dylan Evans, whose resume includes international hits like Chicago's Alinea, Manresa in LA and the iconic Noma, in addition to local haunts like Fargo & Co and State of Grace.

Here, he's stripping things right back to deliver a dining experience simply centred on great food and drink. The menu is seasonal, share-friendly and small in an approachable way, and is set to change up constantly. Right now, you'll discover dishes like kingfish with burnt butter and capers; an assembly of chicken, tarragon, verjuice and grape; and even a dessert riff on the classic Welsh rarebit.

The drinks offering also leans heavily local, featuring a considered curation of craft beers and wines from across Australia. Pop in after work for a glass of Mornington Peninsula chardonnay or a Chenin Blanc from WA, or settle in with a bottle of Lucy Margaux Pinot Noir over a long, lazy dinner.

Find Caddie at 167 Swan Street, Richmond. It's open for lunch Thursday through Saturday, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Images: Simon Shiff

Published on April 29, 2018 by Libby Curran

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