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Leaning Church Vineyard

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76 Brooks Rd, Lilydale, Launceston, Tasmania 7267, Australia
+61 3 6395 4447
10:00 - 17:00
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Tasmania, Australia
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The leaning church is in such a beautiful area just outside of Lilydale. I'd been for wine tasting a few years ago, at the time they no longer offered lunch but today they do. I will say is there is only a small selection to eat, too small in my opinion, but what we had was pretty amazing. The grazing... More 

Thank Sherroy A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

After not wanting to spend any money for lunch at the Larder in Lilydale because of poor business practices decided to go to the leaning church. Very pleasant and calming surroundings and very nice lunch. Support local Tassie wineries.

Thank Bustingpaws
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We picked this winery at random to drop into while touring the Tamar Valley. What a find. Wines were lovely, service for tasting was friendly and knowledgable but the highlight was the cafe and food. Being gluten free we asked for a special platter to accompany a glass of wine over lunch. The flavours were amazing, lovely selection of meats,... More 

Thank Chris B
Launceston, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My hard working farmer husband treated me to lunch on Valentine's Day and we were delighted with the grazing plate served by Sarah with enthusiastic descriptions of all the local produce on the giant platter. Highly recommended.

Thank Lyndy P
Perth, Australia
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Beautiful grounds with a leaning church, would appear to cater for weddings or similar functions. Wines for tasting were excellent, we didn't stay for lunch

1 Thank Becks1953
Greater Perth, Australia
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151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

On advice from another winery we called in here for a shared lunch platter. Food was beautifully presented and there was a huge amount for the two of us. Definitely recommended as a stop on the wine route or as a lunch spot when in Launceston.

1 Thank Annette C
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This little vineyard really packs some punch - they make the best of everything: their wines, location and staff. We had coffee and wine tasting and bought some pinot. The very unique descriptions on their wine tasting menu are worth the trip alone. The cafe/coffee shop has a lovely setting and their are some tables dotted under trees. The grounds... More 

2 Thank SusanJaneClark
Brisbane, Australia
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533 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to drop into this vineyard after reading a little write up in one of the guidebooks. We tried some wines and decided to stay and share the lunch platter. The lunch platter was huge! Really tasty and enjoyed a glass of wine with that. Friendly staff, nice wine and food in a nice setting.

2 Thank Yorkie_Traveller
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We popped in for some wine tasting and lunch. We chose the platter which had a great variety of Tasmanian local foods. Exactly what we wanted. Wines were nice and great friendly service

2 Thank rubez
Southern England
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205 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Having seen this restaurant listed as number 3 in Trip Adviser's list of seafood restaurants, I was a little disappointed to find there was no fish on the menu. That said, the menu had a good range of platters and salads. We shared a cheese platter and a warm loaf of bread which were both very nice and were plenty... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Brooks Rd, Lilydale, Launceston, Tasmania 7267, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston  >  Lilydale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6395 4447
Leaning Church Vineyard guarantees a fresh, funky and fun experience every single time! Owners Sarah and Mark Hirst invite you to visit their patch of paradise in Tasmania's internationally-renowned Pipers River wine region - only 20 minutes from Launceston. Taste their award-winning cool-climate wines, sample single malt Tasmanian whisky, dine in their "Knives and Forks are Optional" Cafe, tour the historic "leaning" church, browse local art, and relax in the landscaped gardens overlooking the spectacular lily-covered lakes and endless rows of vines to towering Mt Arthur. We love our food. We love to immerse ourselves in home-grown fresh produce. And we love to feel our food. That's why our new menu at Leaning Church Vineyard is all about stimulating your senses. We want you to touch, see, smell, hear and taste - with or without knives and forks! We deliver simple but real, fresh and tasty food direct to your table - some straight from the rich soils of our vineyard where our vegie garden is ripening produce for your plates. And, of course, all matched to our award-winning Leaning Church Vineyard wines... Leaning Church Vineyard is open from 10am - 5pm seven days a week from September to mid May.

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