Amaru (an amalgamation of words loosely translating to 'beautiful place') delivers on its name with a soothing palette of tan and grey, as well as hand-crafted ceramics. Detail is everything here. Clinton McIver – formerly of Vue de Monde – creates complex, contemporary tasting menus bound together by interesting textures rather than geography or genre. Sweet and savoury blend effortlessly. Two-month aged venison licked by the grill is served alongside velvety hazelnut praline, while salted goat curd with blood plum provides an interesting segue into the deserts.
5/1121 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne, VIC 3143