The Lighthouse David Moyle
Our glowing beacon of gastronomy perched at the top of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl’s amphitheatre, the ultimate spot to take in the full expanse of The Wilds—our supernatural forest of ice, art, sound and moonlight.
Set against a backdrop of densely planted living bamboo, The Lighthouse brings the outdoors inside, with its radiant, 130-seat glass atrium immersing diners in warmth, plant life and bespoke lighting.
Helming The Lighthouse’s greenhouse restaurant and kitchen is acclaimed chef and restaurateur David Moyle—you know him from Franklin and Longsong (and as The Saturday Paper food editor). Moyle serves an original three-course menu, dynamically toying with signature techniques developed and refined over his illustrious cooking career, including dishes smoked to order from onsite smokers.
For 11 years, Blackhearts & Sparrows have been shaping Melburnians wine palates, and for The Lighthouse, co-founder Jess Ghaie is shaping the wine list. Her penchant for extracting the best local and underground producers punching above their weight is on show here, and her selections add extra sparkle to the nooks and crannies of Moyle’s menu. The cult wine store also collaborates on a cocktail with Four Pillars Gin.
Bookings at The Lighthouse are limited and essential. Tickets include a three-course set menu (animal protein or vegetarian) and entry to The Wilds; drinks are extra.
THE LIGHTHOUSE MENU
Raw Proviner beef with pepper paste, White beans with pickled celery and green goddess, Grilled Flinders mussels, Flatbread
Smoked Golbourn river trout with curry leaf butter, Potato with sour cream and chives, Green leaves
Miso and lemon leaf ice cream from our friends at Piccolina
Drinks menu and orders available via the Mr Yum QR code at your table