Ethos is a hatted restaurant (Aussie version of a Michelin star) with prices to match. It's in a historic building with its own kitchen gardens. There's no menu, you just tell them your dietary requirements and whether you want matched wines with each course or not. We went as a group of 3 vegetarians (one gluten free), and 1 vegan (me), with no problems. The degustation is made from whatever is in season, and the vegetables are all from the restaurants gardens, which is great. This can make the vego options a little bit repetitive, as the garden is only so large.
For the vegan detestation I was served bread baked on the premises, nuts, artichokes with variegated rocket and pickled fennel, an eggplant & miso hotpot with sesame (like a blitzed nasu dengaku), a salad of barely and pink lady apples, a fermented pumpkin and radish salad, stir fried buk choi, a raw root vegetable and radish salad (some obscure root I had not previous eaten). Dessert was chocolate with a stewed fruit salad of white strawberries and other interesting fruits.
We got the matched wines and enjoyed some great Tassie and French wines, plus a fine port with dessert. Our waitress had some sommelier powers and explained them all well.
The price was somewhere around $120 per person, which is pretty good for a hatted restaurant with matched wine. The vegan food was excellent but a bit repetitive, but my lacto-ovo pals found enough variety with handmade cheeses, cream etc in their dishes. A great dining experience.Pros: All diets enthusiastically catered for, Service, Food fresh from the kitchen garden
Cons: Gourmet prices, Vegan food a bit repetitive