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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (55 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
“pork belly” (22 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Room a little cold not sure if heaters on, but nice ambiance. Meal was magnificent presented. Good size didn’t need side meals. Wine perfectly matched. Waitress attentive and helpful Lovely evening

Thank moopmoops
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food, great service. The menu offers the option of 2 or 3 courses with set prices. The food was excellent we had the 350g Charred Rib with the best Cauliflower potato gratin ever and the Grilled Lamb Rump but I would go back just...More

Thank Janey1O1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here whilst staying at the resort. Obviously there's great value on the wine list. Food was very good, especially the Steak which was cooked perfectly as requested and the Potato Gratin was a delight. We were full but had ordered the cheese plate...More

Thank GastroGnome85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the night at the resort and booked dinner before we arrived. We got to the resort early and had a wine tasting at the cellar door. We were booked at 7:30 but pushed our booking forward to 6pm because we were starving! The...More

Thank MelbFoodLover82
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I had invited our friends to join us for an afternoon tea in the beautiful Balgownie Estate where our daughter was married some years before. It was a beautiful Autumn afternoon. The restaurant ables looked inviting with white tablecloths and silver cutlery,and comfortable chairs. The...More

1  Thank bonnie37
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Excellent fine dining venue. Staff are very welcoming and have good knowledge in wine and food pairing. We were suggested excellent wines to go with our food. Food was excellent.

Thank roxwelldale
Reviewed April 14, 2018 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 April 12, 2018

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 April 11, 2018

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 April 11, 2018

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
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Julie B
December 26, 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$44
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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