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An Albert Park fixture for over five years now, Lord Cardigan is a bright, light-filled and sophisticated spot to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Within the restaurant-filled leafy suburb, Lord Cardigan stands out as being a particularly stylish and delicious place to fill one’s belly. 

Of course, apart from being an elegant establishment, it’s obvious Lord Cardigan has a sense of fun about itself. How could you not, being named after a “vain” and “notorious rake” who led his brigade to a stunning defeat, whose preferred woollen attire now covers the torsos of hipsters everywhere.

Hilarious namesake aside, Lord Cardigan really is an Albert Park favourite for a reason. Namely, that’s thanks to the husband and wife team’s commitment to high quality Australian/Euro cuisine, and affable, warm service. Chef (and husband) John Singer is dedicated to delivering dishes that “remain in the memory and linger on the tastebuds”, while on the floor Dominique Bolger greets and laughs with customers.

As a function venue, Lord Cardigan is a versatile and lovely space. Corporate events, weddings, event dinners, birthdays and business lunches are all easily housed within Lord Cardigan’s walls. Besides that, the restaurant regularly holds degustation nights, for an evening out that’s a little unique.

Lord Cardigan sits on Cardigan Place in Albert Park, near where Bridport Street becomes Victoria Avenue. So it’s right in the cafe/shopping action of that particular picturesque neighbourhood. To get there from the city, just catch the 1 tram along Swanston Street and it’ll take you just about to the door. 

 

Restaurant Half

Capacity
  • Standing: Not Available
  • Sitting: Up to 20
Privacy Options
  • Public
Highlights
  • Light and airy restaurant venue 
  • Smart and classically stylish decor
  • Friendly atmosphere
For smaller functions, half of the Lord Cardigan venue can be offered for dining groups of up to 20 people.

Stylishly chic, this restaurant venue is smart without being stuffy. Classic bistro-style darkwood tables fill the space, dressed with white linen napkins and fine glassware. With its light colour scheme and glass front, Lord Cardigan has a decidedly calm and airy feel.

An ideal choice for any event seeking a touch of simple, unpretentious sophistication.

Please note: this venue is, unfortunately, not suitable for 18th birthday celebrations.
Events Not Accepted
  • 18th Birthdays
  • Hens Night
  • Bucks Night
Bar Tab External Music Projector/TV
Microphone Dance Floor Smoking Area
Disability Access Wifi Stage
Parking External Catering BYO
Minimum Spend Requirements

You can reserve this space if your group spends the following on food/drinks:

Friday NightsPlease Enquire
Saturday NightsPlease Enquire
Other Days/TimesPlease Enquire

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Cancellation

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Entire Venue

Capacity
  • Standing: Up to 60
  • Sitting: Up to 42
Privacy Options
  • Private
Highlights
  • Stylishly chic Albert Park venue
  • Tasteful, contemporary decor
  • Friendly, sophisticated yet casual ambience

A very smart and stylish Albert Park stalwart, Lord Cardigan is both sophisticated and sufficiently casual.

Glass fronted and overall light and airy, this one-roomed venue sports a neutral colour scheme brought to life by a fleur-de-lis patterned feature wall and a host of darkwood furniture. Rather homely, yet altogether chic.

An attractive terraced area can be found out front, comfortably appointed and completed with plenty of hanging baskets and potted plants.

In its entirety, Lord Cardigan can be exclusively hired to host events for up to 42 seated diners, or cocktail parties for up to 60 guests.

The venue is well-versed in function handling, with experience in hosting small weddings and corporate events, as well as birthday and anniversary celebrations.

A number of function menus are available for selection and, for cocktail events, grazing dishes, canapes and even celebration cakes can be arranged with ease.

Please note: this venue is, unfortunately, not suitable for 18th birthday celebrations.

Events Not Accepted
  • 18th Birthdays
  • Hens Night
  • Bucks Night
Bar Tab External Music Projector/TV
Microphone Dance Floor Smoking Area
Disability Access Wifi Stage
Parking External Catering BYO
Minimum Spend Requirements

You can reserve this space if your group spends the following on food/drinks:

Friday NightsFrom $3500
Saturday NightsFrom $4000
Other Days/TimesFrom $3500

Free Quote Request

Deposit

N/A

Cancellation

N/A

Notes

N/A

 

Function Packages

Bar Tab Available

Flexible Amount

Options available to setup a bar tab for your group. Restrictions such as amount and drink types can also be nominated.

No function packages for canapes are available online.

Function Menu 1

3 Courses - Menu

$65 per person

Function Menu 2

3 Courses - Menu

$75 per person

Please only take this function package information as a guideline. Function packages are updated regularly. To get the most up-to-date function package information, please send a request below and we'll email it to you.

No other function packages are available online.

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Available Hours

Lord Cardigan is available to hold functions during the following hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 06:00pm - 11:30pm
Wednesday 06:00pm - 11:30pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 03:00pm; 06:00pm - 11:30pm
Friday 12:00pm - 03:00pm; 06:00pm - 11:30pm
Saturday 08:30am - 03:00pm; 06:00pm - 11:30pm
Sunday 08:30am - 03:00pm


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