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Convent Gallery

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Address: Daylesford Victoria Australia 3460 7 Daly St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5348 3211
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A feast for the senses, the gallery is more than a three level haven of...

A feast for the senses, the gallery is more than a three level haven of fine art in an historic 19th century mansion. With its decadent retail areas, Mediterranean restaurant, relaxing Altar bar and lounge, restored chapel, nuns museum, penthouse apartment...

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Beautiful gallery & great food

A must see for all. Beautiful old building with a lot of history. Lots of works of art, jewellery, pottery, glassware, etc. But not your normal gallery. Take a stroll... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
diane r
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for all. Beautiful old building with a lot of history. Lots of works of art, jewellery, pottery, glassware, etc. But not your normal gallery. Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens and all the rooms in the building and the beautiful chapel. Soak in the history. After you have done that have a beautiful meal in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first time visiting this lovely place, beautiful gardens to walk through and also just sit and enjoy the views around, lunch was delicious, generous servings great service

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1 Thank pauline m
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the penthouse suite for 2 nights.Great accommodation, comfortable, great views, well equipped kitchenette but would be excellent if it had a microwave. Only negative some broken floor tiles in kitchen and bathroom. Given the cost and the overall ambiance this stands out. Needs fixing. Extremely good spa bath which got a good workout. Recommended for special occasions and cost... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An initial reaction is that it is a quaint place with great food and really lovely service. However magic and understanding what such a special place this is is only disclosed when the owner Tina tells you in her own voice. Yes there is a book and it does go some way to helping you understand the 'then' and 'now'... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The convent itself is interesting and well worth a visit and the cafe is wonderful (as is the service/food)! The art on display is a bit disjointed. Art is of course a personal thing so I shall not comment on it, rather the fact that it's not what I would call a gallery.

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2 Thank Shane Z
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

With the photos I had seen of the Convent Gallery, I was expecting to be blown away, but was left a little disappointed after visiting. The gardens were lovely as was the Convent but as for the art show with contemporary art, it didn't leave me with the wow factor. The food was pleasant enough with my mother saying that... More 

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1 Thank casmurnieks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely building that has had many and tasteful extensions in its life. The best view is from the Botanical gardens behind the convent. Food looked lovely and there is a lot of interesting art on the walls. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank Irene K
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have been to the Convent Gallery & Café on many occasions. It is a great place to take visitors. The food is exceptional and reliably high quality. The café area is quirky with quaint hydronic heating to keep you warm in winter. The convent is also an art gallery with gift shop, a museum (showing how the nuns lived... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit. The feeling in this grand old building is excellent. The gallery has a lovely selection of gifts and the staff are so friendly. This really beats all those places in the township..

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1 Thank afrika57
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best roast vege salad ever!! Nice to wander the gallery too. Some great sculptures and artwork to ponder over.

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