New era dawns at Flinders Lane stalwart Ezard

Spencer Gulf kingfish, fermented chilli, avocado, cultured goat's milk from Ezard's updated menu.
Spencer Gulf kingfish, fermented chilli, avocado, cultured goat's milk from Ezard's updated menu. Photo: Rachael Michelle Ogle

Changes are in the works for Teage Ezard's 19-year-old fine diner at the Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne's Flinders Lane. A reinvigoration has been under way since late last year with everything from the uniforms to the bathroom soaps getting a tune-up.

New perks include a dedicated vegan degustation, bespoke crockery, two tiers of wine matching and a broader menu overhaul that has seen old faithful dishes retired after 19 years. It's curtains for both the honey crunch dessert and the parmesan oil with the bread course.

Hopefully the upgrades will affect front and back of house. Ezard was rocked by an underpayment scandal last month but in a subsequent statement to staff, Teage Ezard committed to rectifying all wage discrepancies.

It's farewell to the honey crunch stalwart of 19 years
It's farewell to the honey crunch stalwart of 19 years Photo: supplied

All restaurant updates should be completed by April.