Marty Chichester - Owner/Director
Welshman Marty Chichester is the award winning Executive Chef & owner of the Chichester Restaurants Group. Marty is an innovative chef and restaurateur with over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry in both Australia and overseas.
Marty has been the face and head chef at Oakdene Vineyards since 2004, and in 2014 took over both the restaurant Marty @ Oakdene and bistro Mr Grubb @ Oakdene at Oakdene Vineyards, determined to carry on the continued success and loyal following he has accumulated over the years.
In 2018, Marty opened the cafe Fork N Flower at the Geelong Flower Farm in Moolap (off the Bellarine Highway). A casual dining venue overlooking the beautiful flower & gift shop of the Geelong Flower Farm.
In 2021, Marty renovated the former restaurant (Marty @ Oakdene) into a sophisticated Wine Bar. The Manor Suite Wine Bar - named after a local bar Marty frequented while living in Wales - offers sit down dining options and bar meals focusing on modern, delicious, simple meals with an emphasis on shared plates. The wine bar has a decadent old style ambience with funky lounge chairs and couches and cozy gas fireplaces. Keep an eye out for an opening date!!!
All menus are designed using local and regional produce, giving patrons a wide variety of carefully prepared dishes representing seasonal ingredients with unique flavours and textures that will suit all tastes. Various dining options are available, including a la carte and group dining menus.