ludo. dining comes to life under the guidance of Head Chef Peter Oakley. Pete’s passion and creativity shines through on every plate, delivering a masterful fusion of classic contemporary Australian cuisine with global influences.

Utilising a mix of modern and traditional cooking techniques, Pete draws on 15 years of experience and a love of Italian and Middle Eastern cuisine, to combine familiar ingredients with exotic flair, producing a truly original style. Growing up in the Southern Highlands, Pete has an enduring love for the region and innate understanding of the quality of local produce.

Sourcing only the finest of fresh ingredients in the spirit of local collaboration, he embraces his role at ludo. with enthusiasm and drive. Along with his dedicated kitchen team, Pete looks forward to making your ludo. dining experience a memorable journey.

Immerse yourself in the flavour…. at ludo.



Leading our talented Front of House team is Nicole Scally. A Melbourne/Geelong native, Nic moved to the Southern Highlands five years ago and has developed a deep affection for both the region and its locals. Nic’s exceptional customer service and leadership skills were honed in her 19 years of flying Internationally with Qantas, followed by stints in banking, public relations and restaurant management.

Her genuine love of people, laughter, innovative food and complex wine, along with her innate ability to make the combination of these a memorable customer experience, has cemented her reputation as a warm, gracious and composed host. Nic’s sense of fun and style aligns with the vision and unique character of ludo. With her commitment to excellence and team, she continues to raise the bar for service and customer satisfaction.

Experience the difference…at ludo.

“You are serving a customer not a life sentence…. love your work”. N.



We have several opportunities for passionate, experienced people to share the exciting transformation of our established cafe, into a contemporary new dining concept. 

At ludo. exceptional customer experience and high standards are at the forefront of everything we do.

So, if you're an enthusiastic team player, keen to take your career to the next level and are happy to embrace the personality and style of ludo. ....we would love to hear from you.

As a first step, please call 0499 900 645 to register your interest.