Anchor Restaurant Launches New Menu Showcasing Fine, Local Produce

Sail-ebrate Modern Australian cuisine this season in Elwood

Anchor Restaurant has always prided itself on creating beautiful dishes based on quality produce sourced by their expert purveyors. It’s a concept that the team feels passionately about, and something they want diners to continue to experience through their exciting new winter Modern Australian menu iterations.

In addition to the refined winter menu, guests will now have the option of climbing aboard ‘The Anchor Experience’; a specially curated 5-course dining experience which includes a ‘taste of Anchor’ offering that boasts the best of Anchor’s seasonal savoury menu. At $75pp the Anchor Experience is available for a minimum of 2 people and is designed to be enjoyed by the whole table. Desserts are available to order a la carte for guests opting to order this set menu.

To start their Mediterranean-inspired journey, diners can dive into Anchor’s house-made Hummus or Taramasalata scooped atop heavenly flatbreads, before sampling a taste of the sea with Garfish Tartare (made with lemon myrtle aioli, served on crisped flatbread) and Port Lincoln Sardines (marinated and served with coriander root salsa verde) the perfect way to kick off the evening.

Exciting new additions to Anchor’s small share plates offering include Cape Grim Beef Dumplings (served with organic yoghurt and house-made chilli oil), Organic Lamb Cutlets (marinated in chermoula and served with yoghurt and crispy salt bush), and a Ceviche-style Dish of Citrus-cured Tasmanian Ocean Trout and Spencer Gulf South Australian Hiramasa Kingfish (featuring locally grown citrus fruit and served with a drizzle of coriander root salsa verde).

Main courses will make Melburnians want to raise the anchor and cruise to Elwood stat, with dishes including incredible Vincotto-glazed Eggplant (stuffed with jewelled burghul), Pan Seared John Dory (served with a sauteed spinach and white wine sauce), and Flinders Island Lamb Shoulder (with house-made baba ganoush).  

And if mains aren’t enough to ‘tide’ over hungry diners’ appetites, then Anchor Restaurant’s new Hasselback baby potatoes are a must-order. This indulgent side is a new take on Anchor’s ever popular Duck Fat Potatoes, served with tasty sumac yoghurt.

Tempted taste buds can finish the night on a high with Anchor’s dessert menu offering, featuring their signature Eggplant and Chocolate Pudding (made with caramelised eggplant, dark chocolate, salted caramel, and served with a drizzle of organic cream).

“At Anchor Restaurant, it is our passion to make seasonal, local produce really sing on every plate. We know that the quality of food starts at the source and we’re so fortunate to have purveyors working to forage nothing but the very best for our diners”, says Chef and Co-Owner Rosalin Virnik.

“We can’t wait for local residents to try the updated menu. It really is a Modern Australian menu with a tribute to the Mediterranean influences that we hold close to our hearts – nourishing food, done well”.

Further information and bookings are on Anchor Restaurant’s website

Anchor Restaurant
133 Ormond
Elwood, 3184
03 9531 4900

Opening Hours
Tues – Sat from 6pm

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