Launching mid-February in Victoria’s Wilton Road, Lorne Restaurant is the first venture from sommelier Katie Exton and chef Peter Hall.
The new venue is born from the desire of its dynamic and experienced co-founders to share their love of restaurants and create a fun, convivial space where food and wine sit as equals.
Coming from The River Café, Katie Exton is a highly respected sommelier, both within and outside the trade. Peter has held senior positions at both The Square and at Brawn in London, as well as three Michelin-starred Benu in San Francisco.
Designed by Justin Gilbert of Coriander Buildings, the restaurant’s interiors will have a light, botanical and soft feel. Using Lorne’s Australian namesake as inspiration, the room will feature the calm, washed-out colours of the Great Ocean Road and an open, natural and comfortable layout.
Marble-topped bar dining will blend with natural wood tables and chairs.