MELBOURNE | Archer’s is the flagship restaurant of the newly opened Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands. It’s open both to guests of the hotel, and to the general public. It’s a classy space, with low lighting, a dark, grey and black colour scheme, and a feature curved ceiling to create an intimate space, inspired by the classy hotel dining rooms of 1960s New York.
Head chef Head Chef Alex Drobysz (Maze London, Lumiere Vancouver, Epocha) has put together a modern European menu that focuses on local produce and artisans. It’s open for a la carte breakfast, and a two or three course menu with several options, as well as a tasting menu, at dinner.
The menu features an assortment of seasonal dishes that make the most of the high quality produce being used. Dishes include things like Yarra Valley goats curd, heirloom vegetables, grapefruit, walnut, and salsa verde, Southern highland lamb rump with potato gratin, soubise, and piperade, and crispy cauliflower with chili emulsion, and agrumes.
Being seasonal, the menu at Archer’s changes regularly. If it’s on when you visit, I highly recommend the wagyu beef tartare served on puffed beef tendon crisps, and the tender duck breast and braised leg, served with seasonal vegetables. For dessert, try the intense yet light creme caramel.
The wine list features local and international drops, and a pairing option is available. There’s also craft beer, spirits, and an assortment of cocktails.
15 Waterfront Way
Telephone: (03) 8638 6052
Thu – Sat: 5:30pm to 9:30pm