Lord Cardigan lies in a charming crescent adjacent to Albert Park Village. It is a 40 seater "neighbourhood gem" - the sort of place you really want to bring your friends from out of town!
Lord Cardigan was established in 2007, by chef John Singer (who trained under Herman Schneider before running Harvey’s and Hotel Spencer) and his wife Dominique Bolger.
Chef Singer has created a range of memorable dishes, the menu influenced by Europe and Asia. The grilled green prawn and calamari entrée, with chilli, lime, sesame and palm sugar, on an Asian herb salad has become a signature dish while his Cape Otway pork cutlet, roasted in juniper berry and orange, with roesti potato, crispy kaisser fleisch, apple, radish and cabbage salad, boasts beautifully cooked pork that is crisp on the outside and moist on the inside.
The wine list is small, interesting and carefully chosen, comprising Australian and imported wines to complement the menu and the season.
Singer’s innovative breakfast is a ‘must do, must have, must eat’ – seriously delicious breakfast goodies that warm both the heart and soul. Be sure to treat yourself to a brioche donut (after 10am), rolled in cinnamon sugar and filled with custard!!!
Lord Cardigan is open for dinner from 6pm Tuesday to Saturday; lunch from 12 til 3pm Wednesday to Sunday and breakfast is available on the weekends from 8.30am. Chef Singer serves up a 5 course Degustation Dinner for just $65 on the first Sunday of the month. Wine matching is an optional extra.