An earnestly and effortlessly Parisian-style restaurant.
June 01, 2023
Located at 105 Swan Street Richmond, Tartine is an elegant addition to the burgeoning Melbourne French culinary scene. It sits within a striking three-storey Edwardian corner block, painted a dazzling winter white, with street side dining and a private salon for special events. The interior is rustic with a gorgeous wooden bar that curves around the room and a few low marble tables to dine at. It's the perfect venue for a date or a catch up with old friends. Alternatively, pull up a stool at the bar and enjoy some alone time with a pastis.
Open for lunch and dinner, the menu includes small bites such as oysters (mixed up daily), hash browns with foie gras and cognac, Cantabrian anchovy toast with shallots and butter and Basque style octopus with charred cos and lettuce.
The venue takes its name for a style of French open sandwich, and the options here are absolutely mouth-watering. Vegetarians can enjoy a tartine of roasted mushroom, chèvre, walnut and thyme on brioche, or the brie de meaux with caramelised onions and walnuts on an open baguette. For carnivores, there's the wagyu bresaola with fennel remoulade or the house salmon gravlax with avocado, cucumber and dill on sourdough.
For mains, the French classics are all here with steak frites and Montpellier butter the highlight, while the gnocchi Parisienne with eggplant, zucchini, tomato and goat curd caters to all diners. There is a full bar and stunning wine list at Tartine as well — be sure to give yourself plenty of time to sit back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere which is earnestly and effortlessly Parisian.
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