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Davidson Food - Davidson Restaurant, Geelong (VIC)
Davidson Restaurant, Geelong (VIC)
Davidson Restaurant, Geelong (VIC)

Contemporary cuisine

Davidson Restaurant

9.4/10
227
Cnr Fenwick & Little Malop Streets, 3220 Geelong (VIC)See map

Average price A$38

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Restaurant menu

Chef Daniel Brehaut
Average price A$38
Damper with Murray River Salted Golden Syrup Butter
A$5
Mount Zero Olives in Bush Tomato Oil
A$8
Native Spiced Roasted Macadamias
A$6

Dietary options

Gluten free, , , Vegetarian dishes

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Davidson Restaurant, Geelong (VIC)
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Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent227 reviews
9.7/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

8.9/10

Ambience

9-10

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Who can leave a review and how do we calculate ratings?
  • Tracey L.
    Tracey L.

    February 4, 20231 review

    10/10

    This was our second dining experience here. We plan to return when the menu changes in a few weeks to try out the new menu. The last one was sensational.

  • Amy D.
    Amy D.

    January 25, 20231 review

    10/10

    Steph our service person was so knowledgeable with food and makes a delicious margarita cocktail! The food was incredible. The great thing with the food was it was easily shared if you want to. The lamb was cooked buttery soft. Try the flan, it does not disappoint!!!

  • Margie S.
    Margie S.

    January 21, 20231 review

    10/10

    Amazing food and service

  • Peter A.
    Peter A.

    January 20, 20231 review

    10/10

    This restaurant was terrific. We went there on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. The booking process was easy, the parking was great ( maybe we were lucky) and the service was flawless. We all had the chef’s special menu with dessert - fabulous presentation, interesting selection. We’ll be back to try the next menu.

  • Dai Le
    Dai Le

    January 18, 20231 review

    10/10

    Fantastic experience - a nice blend of fine dining in a relaxed environment. Staff were very welcoming, friendly. Food was exceptional, and great to be supporting chefs in training.

  • Rachel D.
    Rachel D.

    December 21, 20221 review

    10/10

    Well done to the team at the revamped Davidson. Service was impeccable and food impressive. Can’t wait to come back and try more items from the menu! Do yourself a favor and have a cocktail & the damper … you won’t be disappointed!

  • Matt H.
    Matt H.

    December 20, 20221 review

    10/10

    Food was absolutely delicious. The Saltbush Lamb Rump was a highlight, as were the Kipfler spuds. I never knew damper could taste so good! We will be back again.

  • Charlotte W.
    Charlotte W.

    December 16, 20221 review

    10/10

    The food was absolutely gorgeous and for a very reasonable price too. However, the staff were the highlight of the night, extremely professional, welcoming and full of useful advise. We will go back for sure.

  • Maddison A.
    Maddison A.

    December 16, 20221 review

    10/10

    Staff were so accommodating and friendly. Haven't had service like this ANYWHERE in Geelong. Will definitely come back. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  • Erika N.
    Erika N.

    December 15, 20221 review

    10/10

    The meal was exceptionally interesting in texture, flavour, and presentation. The chef's selection was a lovely way to explore the menu and offered a variety of dishes that did not disappoint. A beautiful venue to sit and chat with a wonderful friend, with great staff and a quiet ambiance.

  • jasmine O.
    jasmine O.

    December 14, 20221 review

    10/10

    Amazing Food , and very friendly welcoming environment . Damper was amazing and eggplant dip went amazing will all meals . Bringing family back to experience the beautiful meals

  • Deb S.
    Deb S.

    December 14, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Trained here myself when it first opened in 1978 brought the lovely widow of Chris Suhr who was an incredible teacher in the department of the time. Food was just brilliant. staff were fantastic and will look forward to coming again! thank you

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  • Carly G.
    Carly G.

    December 14, 20221 review

    10/10

    Food was AMAZING - you eat out these days and food is uninspiring - our dinner at The Davidson was sooo good, tasty and the service was wonderful. Thank you for a good meal.

  • Patricia M.
    Patricia M.

    December 10, 20221 review

    10/10

    We had an early dinner on Saturday night and it was fantastic. The new menu is varied and unique. Such a wonderful idea to have dishes that can be shared so we could both try the amazing tastes. We had two entrees and three mains between us. All dishes were sensational, with amazing flavours. And the service was excellent. Professional and friendly, with some great recommendations. Very much looking forward to returning and trying more of the wonderful food.

  • Peter D.
    Peter D.

    November 26, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    The staff were so welcoming friendly and efficient. Food was supurb and different. Best lamb and so nicely presented. You need to try the Davidson.

  • Craig D.
    Craig D.

    November 24, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Had dinner last night, let me say that it was the best l can remember, we were a group of 3 very long term employed teachers and found the variety and quality of food exceptional along with the wonderful table service and drinks waiter that were both charming and attentive. The new revamped venue has been tastefully renovated and made for a relaxed evening. The food was just plainly said.... delicious , well done for a great evening

  • David K.
    David K.

    November 23, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    The Davidson never fails to impress, the concept of training tomorrow's industry experts while enjoying today's produce and service is unique to the Davidson. If you have not experienced this dining experience, do yourself a favour. I am confident you will enjoy the experience while supporting tomorrow's heroes.

  • QARM Office S.
    QARM Office S.

    November 23, 20221 review

    10/10

    Great food and great service will definitely be going back, loving the new look and feel...............................................................

  • zoe w.
    zoe w.

    November 19, 20221 review

    9/10

    Great food we shared all 3 courses between 5 people, very nice atmosphere, music was at the perfect level to hear it and still have a conversation. Will go again.

  • Anna T.
    Anna T.

    November 17, 20221 review

    10/10

    Went to the Davidson last night with my little toddler and husband. Had a great night. - I'm GF so was very impressed with some GF crackers they gave me. They were homemade and tasted so good. - The pumpkin souffle was delicious. - Potatoes were yum. Left very full! Great work!

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Opening time

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Saturday
05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

Cnr Fenwick & Little Malop Streets, 3220, Geelong (VIC), Australia

Public transport

2 min walk to Geelong Train Station

Directions to get there

Fenwick St

About the restaurant

A taste of history and a look into the future.

Built in 1887 as the very first building of the Gordon Institute, the Davidson now operates as the training restaurant of the Gordon Culinary School where its hospitality and cookery students gain the real life experiences necessary for them to become the industry professionals of the future.

The modern degustation style menus of 3 and 4 courses change regularly and offer modern dishes focused on local and seasonal ingredients with a formal yet relaxed service style.

By dining at the Davidson Restaurant will be helping the students of the Gordon Culinary School refine the skills needed to reach their career goals.

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