Lamaro's Hotel South Melbourne - Carltonians Silver Partner 2019


The Carltonians have great pleasure announcing South Melbourne gastro pub, Lamaro’s Hotel in South Melbourne, as a new Carltonians Silver partner. Lamaro’s, owned by Paul Dimattina (131 games with Western Bulldogs) and chef Geoff Lindsey, will not only support us as a sponsor, but will also be the official Culinary Partner for Carltonians match-day functions in 2019.

Geoff will be designing our menus for all home games – we can’t wait!Geoff is a pioneer and innovator of modern Australian and Asian cuisine and is best known for his work at popular Melbourne restaurants ‘Pearl’ and ‘Dandelion’. He is one of a handful of chefs in Australia to be consistently awarded two or three ‘Age Good Food Guide Chef’s Hats’ for his restaurants over the past 20 years – coming a long way since his apprenticeship in his hometown of Warrnambool. 

In 1985, Geoff moved to Melbourne where he worked in several fine-dining restaurants before landing a job at ‘Stephanie’s’ in Hawthorn. At the time, it was Australia’s pre-eminent Modern Australian restaurant and he spent seven years working with Stephanie before becoming head chef for his last two years.

In August 2004, The Age Good Food Guide named Geoff ‘Chef of the Year 2005’. He has also twice won awards for Best New Restaurant in The Age Good Food Guide – ‘Pearl’ won in 2002 and ‘Stella’ won the double after it opened in 1994.

I’d like to thank Paul and Geoff for their support and I know they are just as excited as we are to be a part of the Carltonians.