Scott here…

I’d love to share my journey with you. My passion for great produce began early and it’s formed the foundation of what I’m about as a chef and restaurateur today. From my childhood in Kangarilla to my life-changing experiences in London, and now as a chef and restaurant owner in Melbourne, it’s been a wild ride.

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Take a peek into our award-winning Melbourne restaurants and find out what makes each one unique. I’m proud of their individuality but they all have one thing in common – the food is hero… and tastes bloody good. From the pioneering Estelle to Smith Street’s Lupo, the birth of Matilda in South Yarra, to our exciting new venture, Pastore at Hotel Chadstone & the move of Pickett’s Deli to Melbourne Airport. Check out our current menus and make bookings here.

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We’ve got some great private dining, event and function spaces – perfect for corporate functions, celebrations and intimate dining experiences. Each of our venues has its own personality and style, meaning we can help provide the backdrop, service and tastes for your perfect event.

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Gifts and Experiences

Give the gift of incredible food with vouchers for Scott Pickett’s restaurants. It’s basically a ticket to any of a wide range of unique experiences, with one thing in common: no matter what the recipient chooses, they’ll get an incredible food experience.

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Careers at Pastore

On Friday, 1 November, Chef Restaurateur Scott Pickett opened the doors to Pastore: an Italian-inspired all-day dining venue welcoming guests for all occasions.
Located at Hotel Chadstone, Pastore – the Italian word for ‘shepherd’ – honours the area’s heritage as a pasture and orchard.

If you are interested in joining the team at Pastore – Hotel Chadstone, please email your CV and cover letter to