Sunda is housed across two levels – the lower with a view into the action of the open kitchen, and the upper with soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling glass.

Both the upper and lower levels can be hired out for private dining – served as sit-down tasting menus with optional beverage pairing from a curated wine list.

Progressive and provocative, Sunda draws on the flavours of Southeast Asia – the tectonic plate it is named after – marrying these with native Australian ingredients in a sophisticated, distinctive interpretation of modern Australian cuisine.

The menu, by Khanh Nguyen, is intricate and ever-changing. Together with the location, down a nondescript city laneway in a structure of steel, glass and mesh inspired by the glowing lanterns of Asia, Sunda is a destination that has come to typify Melbourne’s gastronomic scene.