The winning wine list

Dandelion has won two awards at the Gourmet Traveller Australian Wine List of The Year Awards.

Winner of the Best Food and Wine Matching category & finalist of the Top 3 Small Wine Lists.


As the judges wrote:

"Jane and Geoff Lindsay have assembled an excellent, clearly focused wine list that is perfectly pitched to their Vietnamese- inspired food.

Their association with the Farr family is celebrated as are spice friendly varieties such as fiano, grüner veltliner, riesling, gamay and grenache with a swathe of rosés in tow.

A gem of a list to match this Indochine jewel.”

Many thanks to all our wine suppliers.

Download the Dandleion wine list 

Full moon crab dinner

imageOur next Full Moon Chilli Crab dinner will be Tuesday September 9 th.

On the menu will be Antarctic Kings, Sand, Soft Shell, Spanners and of course Muddies delivered from Tully, far north Queensland on the day.

Your selection can be steamed in a chilli broth of fragrant herbs and leaves, and accompanied by a claypot of Hmong spiced eggplant with black vinegar, Mekong vegetables with oyster sauce & coconut rice. A
ll crab is priced per kilo, cooked whole in the shell, and enough for 2 to share as a main course or 4 as an entree.

Book via 03 9531 4900


Latest menu

imageMarianvale Blue Murray Cod, steamed in a banana leaf  with spring onion, ginger and soy (a 600g fish perfect to share)

imageWild Clover lamb short ribs, green papaya salad

imageKhmer squid and prawn soup with tapioca noodle clear sweet broth with roast pork, quail egg and celery

imageKing prawn spring rolls, ginger nuoc cham

imageLakes Entrance Silver Whiting grilled over lemon leaves with light peanut satay

imageSweet chilli, fried chicken ribs

Autumn desserts

imageMarou ‘black’ chocolate brulee, chai tea sorbet

imageVietnamese espresso affogato with sweetened condensed milk  and baileys ice cream

imageMango with sticky rice, green tea ice cream

imageWater chestnut dumpling in ginger syrup, roasted coconut icecream with sesame

Pandan pancake with banana, peanut and coconut jackfruit and mango sorbet

Extended lunch openings

Dandelion is pleased to announce we are now open for lunch six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday.

Our 2014 lunch menu includes all your favourite dishes and is streamlined for fast service, lighter eating and represents great value dining.

Our always popular Lunchboxes are still available in the bar every day for those looking for an express lunch. Still only $20 for banh mi, mini pho, pickles, sweet treats and a glass of wine or beer.

imageBanh mi with honey grilled chicken, salad, coriander & chilli Mini chicken Pho, noodles, chicken & spring onion. Pickled papaya & beansprouts. Candied pomelo

Autumn salads

Warm bun noodle salad with crispy tofu and mushroom skewer vegetable spring rolls, butter lettuce, herbs, chilli and peanut

imageSlow cooked octopus with pomelo, cucumber, hot mint betel leaf wraps, Yarra Valley salmon caviar, kaffir lime

imageMoreton Bay bug, banana blossom salad with young coconut ginger nuoc cham and toasted coconut


Banh Xeo, Saigon turmeric and coconut pancake with pork and prawn, bean sprouts and fragrant herbs, iceberg lettuce wrap

The perfect gift

What do you buy the person who has everything ?

Dandelion gift certificates are a great present idea.

Place your order via our website and we can post the certificate to you or hold for collection.

Kids menu

Our latest Dandelion kids menu is online. Available at lunch and 5.30pm to 7pm nightly.

A few popular dishes from the coconut grill:

imageHoney grilled chicken, with noodles and salad

"But, oh, the pho. With its deep, rich, complex broth, it’s the Rolls-Royce of pho…"
"A playfulness and a sense of fun pervade the cooking .."