At IDES, we serve innovative and delicious multi course set menus. Created and prepared from scratch each day, our food and dishes are inspired by the seasons, ingredients and the beautiful people of our eclectic, diverse, multicultural city of Melbourne.

Different seasons bring different dishes, making each visit unique. We look forward to welcoming you at IDES.


Our focus has always been minimal intervention style wines, wines with purity of fruit that tell a story of either the winemaker, vintage or historically reflect changes within a region over time. Smaller Victorian and South Australian producers will always be highlighted throughout our relatively concise, but ever-changing by the glass list.

The remainder of our wine list is made up of wines that we are excited about that will suit the menu any day you choose to dine, amoung some hard to find bottles that we ourselves don't get a large allocation of or have been hiding away. We also offer beverage pairings for all our menus, an Australian focused spirit list, classic cocktails, sake, sherry, vermouths, amaros and more.

We are excited about the opportunity to share these drinks with you, whether it's introducing new producers or styles to people, there will always be something new to enjoy. says

Ides is the first permanent restaurant by former Attica sous chef Peter Gunn. He ran IDES for three years as a monthly pop-up before putting down roots on Smith Street in March 2016.

It's a small, 36-seater; dimly lit, with widely spaced, grey-leather-topped tables. The walls are adorned with paintings by mid-century Australian artists. A central "super pass", or plating station for the chefs, is where the bar used to be.

Gunn wanted to make sure what he was offering at Ides was different to an experience at Attica, but there are echoes of it in the quiet, grey-carpeted room; the tiny kitchen; and the set-menu structure. But these are superficial similarities. If there is a comparison to be made, it's closer in concept to Attica's chef's-table nights, where the menu is loose, and it's more about testing boundaries than providing a faultless experience.

The menu at Ides is four courses, or a six course menu interspersed with small bites. The dishes change constantly, and often at the last minute. Gunn likes to be spontaneous; he says it keeps the energy in the kitchen high. This means you never know what you're going to get on any given night, but it keeps things interesting.

Gunn is known for punchy, technique-driven dishes that are full of flavour. Expect dishes such as burnt avocado with golden trout roe, marron tail with green cabbage and grilled nori.

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