Tucked away on a quiet stretch is The Epicurean Red Hill, a historic building that’s deeply rooted in its traditions of providing fresh, local produce to the region. (In fact, the exterior facade actually dates back to the 1920s where it served as a cool store for local produce) From the moment you step into The Epicurean it’s clear that it takes pride in this ethos.
At the entrance of the building, you are greeted by a lovely cafe with a wide selection of gourmet delicacies for your larder, from jams and marinades to home-made ice cream. Towards the back of the building is where you will find the restaurant, endearingly named ‘The Shed’, and is the place where all the action happens.
As soon as I walked into The Shed last weekend, I was captivated by the sheer size and beauty of the interiors and with the timber beams, exposed brick walls and abundance of natural lighting, it was a perfect setting to enjoy some of Epicurean’s Italian-influenced menu. This includes their signature wood-fired pizza, antipasto and the incredibly comforting and moorish Braised pork risotto.
Like many restaurants in Red Hill, The Epicurean is a destination to enjoy delicious, homely food and with its long tables and private dining areas out the back – an ideal place for large gatherings and those long, lazy weekend lunches.
Epicurean Antipasto Misto ($28)
Margherita with proscuitto ($24.50)
Napul’e: Tomato sauce, oregano, buffalo mozzarella, anchovies ($26.80)
Braised pork risotto with radicchio and risotto ($29.80)
The Shed at The Epicurean Red Hill
165 Shoreham Rd
Red Hill South VIC 3937