103 Lonsdale Street
Tel: 03 9077 0451
Chef: Jesse Gerner
The Aylesbury, is the second restaurant from chef Jesse Gerner and wife Vanessa of Gertrude Street’s hip, pocket-sized Anada. Since opening, Anada has been one of a handful of names that trip off the tongue when the subject is Melbourne tapas, but Gerner has confronted difficult second-restaurant syndrome head-on by spreading its purview beyond the Spanish thing.
The Aylesbury, housed in the red-brick Lonsdale Street digs that used to be Barbagallo’s, takes a broader philosophy – obvious influences include his former London employers Moro and the River Cafe – and invokes a pan-European thing steeped in the local and the seasonal.