Located in the stunning rural township of Inverleigh, 20 minutes from Geelong on the Hamilton Highway, Gladioli Restaurant seats 50 people in a lovely restored cottage surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. It represents the dream and reality of celebrated chef Matt Dempsey: bringing true meaning to fresh local produce, in a relaxed rural atmosphere. 

Since its opening in 2011, Gladioli has been recognised as one of country Victoria’s finest regional dining experiences and maintains 2 hat standing in the 2015~2016 The Age Good Food Guide awards. In October 2013, Matt and close friend Graham Jefferies opened Tulip Bar & Restaurant in Pakington Street Geelong West nestled amongst boutique shops and restaurants. Tulip has also received the ‘Best New Regional Restaurant’ award in 2015 and ‘1 Hat’ in both the 2015/2016 Age Good Food Guides.