What and who is Ordain Bistro?
The owner and operator behind Seaford newest restaurant. Who is Ordain Bistro?
Ordain Bistro & Bar: A Hidden Gem by the Sea
Nestled just 80 meters from the idyllic Seaford foreshore, Ordain Bistro & Bar is a culinary haven that captures the essence of seaside dining. This emerging Peninsula hotspot is destined to become your new local hangout, where the refreshing sea breeze of Port Phillip Bay adds an extra layer of charm to your dining experience.
Local owner and Chef Dylan Murray, a Peninsula veteran with 15 years of experience, embarked on a remarkable journey. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, he worked tirelessly to bring his dream of a restaurant and wine bar to life, and thus, Ordain Bistro was born.
As you step into this quaint nook, you'll immediately notice the warm and inviting ambiance, complete with a cozy dining room that accommodates up to 30 people. Notably, Ordain is a dog-friendly venue, boasting three resident pooches—Pepper, Chip, and Grills—who eagerly await the arrival of your furry companions while you savor cocktails in the outdoor area, accompanied by breathtaking sunset views.
Ordain's wine selection is a testament to Dylan's passion for exceptional flavors. The dining room showcases an impressive array of wine bottles from around the world, complemented by an extensive collection of local and international whiskies, rum, sake, fortifieds and spirits. What makes this experience truly unique is Dylan's personal wine collection, a treasure trove of tastes not found within a 40-kilometer radius of the restaurant.
Despite its small kitchen, Ordain's culinary creations are nothing short of spectacular. The highlight is the hibachi grill, fired up with compressed charcoal daily. This Japanese BBQ delivers mouthwatering dishes like fresh Tasmanian scallops in whipped miso butter and seaweed, salted zucchini skewers, and rendered pork cheek with pine nuts and Szechuan spices. Daily offerings include freshly baked focaccia, a sumptuous chicken and rabbit pie, charcoal-baked oysters, succulent beef strip loin, and an array of fresh seasonal seafood. Cap off your meal with an affogato and a pistachio and coffee tart—pure indulgence!
On sun-soaked days, Ordain invites you to revel in the seaside atmosphere, with wide-open doors and windows that lead to the outdoor dining area. The mesmerizing sunset views across the bay provide the perfect backdrop for your dining experience. When the weather turns chilly, wind-blocking screens and toasty heaters create a cozy haven, allowing you to enjoy soul-warming bistro-style cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere, all while listening to music streaming through the outdoor dining areas.
Ordain Bistro & Bar takes pride in offering carefully curated fine wines and cocktails to impress your friends. Their two and three-course set menu lunches on weekdays and dinner service five days a week provide an excellent opportunity to savor a variety of flavors and dishes.
If you're looking to celebrate a special event in style, whether indoors or outdoors, Ordain Bistro & Bar offers full table service. Their passionate chefs and attentive staff will personalize a menu of seasonal culinary delights to suit your tastes, complemented by a delightful selection of drinks and cocktails.
Ordain Bistro & Bar
8 Station Street, Seaford