Housed in a beautifully designed former gallery space on the CBD’s hippest small thoroughfare, Cumulus Inc could rest on its good-looking laurels and still attract a crowd. But whether you are sitting at one of the two bars – one black metal, the other white marble – ensconced on a banquette or at the round communal table, appearance becomes less important once the clever, skilfully cooked food begins to arrive. Oyster lovers are treated to a menu of often rare and always freshly shucked bivalves, while the list of shareable dishes might combine obscure and familiar ingredients like guinea fowl terrine, a fabulous salad of cracked wheat served with barberries or a simple golden chicken broth. A place of style and substance.
45 Flinders La; (03) 9650 1445; open Mon–Sat for breakfast, lunch and dinnercomments powered by Disqus