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Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate

1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 3 9730 0774
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (55 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
“pork belly” (21 reviews)
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1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious, atmosphere awesome service was 10/10 overall great night had. Calamari was delicious, and the lamb cooked to perfection

Thank Tye Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed a 3 course dinner here. Started with Beef carpaccio, my partner had the pork belly as entree which I also tasted and quite enjoyed. We then shared veggies consisting of snow peas, green beans and steamed broccolini with our main course dishes which...More

Thank Dañïéllè A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice room. Our waiter was a tad over-caring but that's hardly negative. I think his shift must have been over before dessert time, or when we wanted the bill. My wife's Cured Salmon Salad was theatrical. I enjoyed the mushroom and truffle risotto but...More

Thank plingaus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have a booking, yet were given a lovely table by the window. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was good and very well presented, without going over the top. We horoughly enjoyed our lunch and would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

while there was vegetarian options for me and SO, it's not a la cart and you're locked in to a two/three course dinner. We opted for two course and while the food was okay, it was average and ultimately not worth the $60pp cost. Would...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was quite nice but nothing was fantastic (except the coconut sago!). To start, the Maitre de told us to “take a seat I’ll be with you in a moment” when we arrived at 6:00pm for our 6pm booking. Then he proceeded to seat the...More

Thank AppleEva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the restaurant attached to Balgownie Estate. The buffet breakfast has good variety and the staff are helpful and friendly. They don't offer an ala-carte option for breakfast though.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Food was excellent, I had the Steak and cauliflower and my wife the lamb. Both were cooked really well and the portions were maybe a little too much. Starters were great and we finished with a desert and whiskey coffee. I've read others say the...More

Thank robbo131313
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Food was top quality with a good range, wine selection was first class. Highly recommend the fish of the day which was the barramundi. Breakfast on offer is a well stocked hot and cold buffet. Fantastic staff.

Thank Dennik
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We were staying at Balgownie and after an excellent afternoon tasting many of their wines which I can highly recommend, we were inclined to try their restaurant. The menu was limited but varied and you were able to pick a 2 or 3 course set...More

Thank JimUtd
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Julie B
27 December 2014|
Response from Nigel M | Property representative |
Good Afternoon We just expect smart casual mostly at dinner we are quite relaxed during lunch and breakfast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 47
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Yarra Glen
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9730 0774
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Situated at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley and within an hour of Melbourne, Rae's is an ideal venue for any occasion - a romantic getaway, that long awaited girlie weekend or just an excuse to escape. From casual coffee’s, to hearty breakfasts, chic lunches or intimate dinners, Rae's Restaurant will see you eat and drink in style. The views are breathtaking and the facilities invite you to extend your day. Enjoy a massage at our day spa, trek our walking tracks or simply indulge with a glass of bubbles by the fire. The warmer months make it impossible to resist the outdoor dining area overlooking our vines. For a bit of retail therapy, don’t forget to visit our Cellar Door.
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