Dessert time

imageMarou black chocolate delice, toasted rice, chai tea sorbet

imageVietnamese espresso affogato with fresh cherries, tapioca cooked in coffee, chocolate wafer

imagePineapple semifreddo and cherry ripple sandwich coconut and lime biscuits.

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.

imageGrilled oyster and king brown mushroom salad with lotus stem beetroot and mulberry vinegar dressing.

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


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


Warm summer beef salad, BBQ Sher wagyu rump heirloom tomatoes, spearmint nuoc cham, shallots, watercress

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

Latest menu

imageWater chestnut dumplings with sugar snap pea and sweet corn cloud mushroom and a honey date, goji berry and liquorice broth

imageBaby snapper and elephant ear stem with rice paddy herb cooked in a pineapple-scented broth with okra and baby corn

imageDuck braised in coconut and mountain spices with sweet potato and holy basil

imageRed mullet grilled on a fig leaf with pomegranate nuoc cham

imageCaramelised pork hock with tamarind and fragrant herbs butter lettuce wrap

Vote Dandelion


If you would like to be in the running for a $10,000 cash prize, as well as supporting your favourite restaurant…

Please vote for Dandelion in the Foxtel I Love Food awards for 2014.

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.

Our kitchen garden

Every chef’s dream is a kitchen garden.

A place to muse, let off steam and gather the fresh new shoots or the most fragrant leaves for the nights service. Dandelion has finally such a place. 


After some long term negotiation, a dormant block of land behind the restaurant has been made available to us and the chefs have planted row after row and box after box of exotic Vietnamese herbs like Fish Mint, Rice Paddy Herb, Saw Tooth Coriander and Perilla as well as the more common mints, basils, dill and corianders.


Plants such as Elephant Ear Stem, Betel Leaves and Lemongrass may or may not take, but it will be fun for all to see.


Our Scarecrow on duty

Update : four months on and it’s a jungle out there !


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:


Honey grilled chicken, with noodles and salad


Minute steak with grilled mushrooms


Crispy skin pork with smoky eggplant

"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 .."