Heide Kitchen

The eatery at Heide Museum of Modern Art has been reborn as a produce-driven diner celebrating organic ingredients grown onsite.
Libby Curran
Published on February 22, 2023


Celebrated hospitality crew The Mulberry Group (Hazel, Dessous, Liminal, Common Ground Project, La Cantina) has reimagined the eatery at Heide Museum of Modern Art as a produce-driven daytime diner with a strong sustainability focus.

Not only does the glass-walled restaurant leave guests feeling fully immersed in the verdant landscape, but those natural surrounds also play a huge role in what's being showcased on the plate. An oft-rotating menu centres on organic ingredients plucked from Heide's onsite kitchen gardens, as well as produce from the regenerative agriculture farm at Common Ground Project.

That might mean breakfasting on hot-smoked salmon and saltbush crumpets ($24), a BLT-inspired tartine ($18), or the smoked barramundi scramble with crispy kale ($22) before a visit to the gallery. Or perhaps diving into the wagyu burger ($28) or niçoise salad ($22) after a trip around the grounds.

A risotto comes singing with garden-fresh ingredients ($28), the scotch egg is paired with romesco sauce for a primo snack ($14), and Mulberry Group's signature hotcake ($22) also gets a well-deserved run.

Outside, a coffee cart is slinging takeaway sips and sangas. And eventually you'll be able to grab a curated picnic basket to enjoy outdoors while wandering the famed sculpture park.

Lots more local goodies star throughout the restaurant's drinks offering, with quality coffee pouring alongside beer, local vino — perhaps a Heathcote vermentino ($62) or the Underground Pinot Noir from the Mornington Peninsula ($13/56) — and a curation of booze-free sips.

Images: Samantha Schultz.


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