MELBOURNE | Technically in Cremorne, Untitled Richmond is a local’s restaurant, aimed at giving visitors a selection of refined, European bistro-inspired dishes to enjoy as snacks over a glass or two of wine, or a feast to share with friends.
The name originates from the practice of artists to refer to some of the pieces as ‘untitled’, giving the user the opportunity to attribute their own meaning to the piece. Owners Andrew Ryan and David Abela are both avid art collectors, and you’ll find items from their personal collections hanging on the walls of the warm, two storey, Flack Studio designed space.
Chef Timothy Martin’s (ex-The European) menu features dishes that appeal to a wide audience. For snacks, it’s things like cacio e pepe croquettes topped with truffle pecorino; gnocco fritto with LP’s salumi and Guindilla peppers; and charred Western Australian octopus risotto with vongole and confit tomato.
Larger dishes, which can easily be enjoyed solo or to share, are options like spicy pork ragu with cresti de gallo and walnut pangrattato; chilli crab linguine with confit garlic and salmon roe; and pork cotoletta with celeraic remoulade, and caper and sage butter.
It’s comforting, tasty stuff that showcases the quality ingredients used. Dishes are keenly priced and generously portioned, another sign of intent that Untitled is a restaurant that’s about giving locals a venue that they can return to multiple times.
The wine list focuses on local producers, with a few international drops dotted throughout. Ryan has a stake in Michelton Wines, and you’ll find several of their bottles on the menu at reasonable prices. The beer and spirits selection also leans local.
236 Swan Street
Tue: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Wed – Sat: 12:00pm to 10:00pm