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Coonara Springs Restaurant

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129 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say I'm fussy and the newly renovated restaurant did not fail to disappoint Delightful from the beautiful furnishings including the classic and inspiring ladies facilities yes I'm quite particular and they are outstanding brings confidence in the standard expected re the food etc Service impeccable thank you Robyn for being so attentive and and very personable taking... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow Wow Wow! We have just returned from the most amazing meal at this beautiful restaurant and l can't wait to go back to try the rest of the dishes on the menu! We had the three course menu and it did not disappoint. I had the Goats Cheese Soufflé for entree and it melted in my mouth Chicken for... More 

Thank Donnah1963
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate at this restaurant a week or so ago, - just popped in on my own and the staff could not have been lovelier! And the food... oh goodness, it has been a while since eating food cooked and turned out so superbly.. and I love eating out where the food is good - Adrian the chef .. all the... More 

Thank J331VIsharon
Kallista, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've returned to Coonara Springs, this time with all the staff from work for a games night and Christmas function. We were given a beautiful dining room with an open fine which had been set for us with games tables around the room edges. The chef had prepared a set menu for us while meeting the needs of gluten free... More 

Thank Dion B
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice slow food very well prepared. Perhaps good to have a few more herbs and spices. Set lunch menu tasty and not too much food. Staff knowledgeable and friendly. Not rushed. Fairly expensive but quality. Leave time to walk around garden and see view.

Thank Fra P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The setting of this restaurant alone is worth the visit. Set as it is in the Dandenong hills the drive to the restaurant is through stunningly beautiful Australian countryside of enormous gum trees. The experience then only gets better. The restaurant sits in the middle of beautiful gardens and the food and service meet the same standards. Amanda, the manager... More 

1 Thank nw05250
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your complimentary words.. yes, we are lucky to have access to such great produce and wine right on our doorstep - hope you tried the Journey Pinot - otherwise one to try for next time. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience at Coonara Springs and hope the weather will be more forgiving next time! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It is just fantastic to see the this beautiful, 120 year old property so lovingly restored with no expense spared on both the building and the gardens. Equally, the sensational menu presented by Adrian was of the highest quality. Every option in every course was enticing. The best international style with subtle nods to his kiwi roots and years of... More 

1 Thank Ross M
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ross, many thanks for your review - yes, we feel very lucky to have such a great team both in the kitchen and front of house. Our balcony /deck will be open towards the end of November - do hope you will visit us again soon for some summer dining... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great Location looking out onto manicured gardens.we had the set menu and it was all well above average. we had a great night and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It is going to cost a bit more than most local places but I think it was well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing dinner. The family run restaurant delivers an exceptional food experience. Every dish we had blended flavours fantastically. The scallops were they best we have had and strawberry mess topped off a great evening of fine dinning. Angela provided a warm and welcoming atmosphere and very recommendation made was a winner. Adrian is a... More 

1 Thank glen s
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Glen, Many thanks for dining with us and taking the time to post your feedback..we are glad you and your wife enjoyed your evening and hope you will be back to visit us again soon and perhaps dine in our garden, soon to open end of November...! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We have been dining at Coonara Springs for at least ten years and have always found the food first class and the setting delightful. Most recently we celebrated our wedding anniversary with lunch at the newly renovated Coonara Springs. The setting of course, was as charming as ever. The gardens have been re-landscaped and the old building completely restored to... More 

1 Thank James R
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello James - thank you for your fabulous words and so glad you were able to experience and enjoy our produce - Adrian enjoys growing and making, and we hope to expand on this offering as our veggie patch becomes more established.... thank you for taking the time to review us, we very much appreciate it. Come and visit us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 37
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: 61397511686
A destination restaurant set in seven acres of landscaped gardens with views over the Yarra Valley. Modern Australian food with a hint of nostalgia from the past. The 90 year old weatherboard property has recently been restored, celebrating its glorious history of entertaining since the 1920's. Enjoy the light filled restaurant floor overlooking the gardens, the lounge rooms next to open fires in winter or the private dining room for special events and weddings. Adrian the chef prides himself on both growing and making, follow a produce to plate philosophy, tending his veggies in our extensive growing areas which guests can walk around. Don't forget a visit to the spring if you feel like a longer walk, and book our outdoor dining tables during the summer months. Enjoy locally sourced wines, home made breads, butters and ice-cream! Amanda or one of our team look forward to welcoming you to Coonara Springs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?