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Oter French Restaurant

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by Meiri S (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer. My passions are Art, Dining out, and quirky things. I enjoy uncovering hidden in plain sight gems.
Published December 3rd 2017
French cuisine at its best
Oter Flinders Lane Melbourne
Oter Flinders Lane Melbourne


Oter states that it is contemporary French food. To me, it was more Australian fusion, which isn't a bad thing. It's one of the few places that I've seen nettle used and Fremantle octopus. (If you love tender calamari, you'll love Fremantle octopus. Think pickled, tender, slightly tart tasting octopus tentacles). Nettle is a distinct flavour in itself. If you enjoy sour flavours, you will enjoy nettle.

I went and had the lunch deal because I wanted to try it out. Oter is where a Japanese place had been previously that was always busy.

The decor is fresh, contemporary and clean. The service is attentive. The bathroom uses only Australian made products (a refreshing change from so many restaurant bathrooms). The bathroom even had the added touch of a small bunch of native flowers.

Oter Lunch Flinders Lane Melbourne
Oter Lunch Flinders Lane Melbourne


Although the servings looked small, they were actually ample. The lunch and wine deal is a very good deal. The quality of the food was of a high standard. The added advantage is that you could actually see the chef's cooking, which added a dimension of theatre to it.

Make sure you take an appetite and a friend.

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Why? French Australian Fusion fine dining
When: Mon Fri | 12pm to 3pm Dinner: Mon Sat | 5:30pm to late
Phone: 61 3 9639 7073
Where: Basement 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
Cost: $4-$95
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