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Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 3 9730 0774
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for dinner tonight and the very narrow car parks set the scene for the night - quantity not quality, be careful not to hit the cars parked next to you when getting out your car. Had a booking at 6.30, ordered the three course menu and were rushed through the first two courses within 35 minutes of arriving. Requested... More 

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Thank Carly C
Sydney
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Give it a miss! We were very disappointed Food 6/10 Wine 5/10 Service 4/10 Overall 3.5/10 $425 a night for a very strangely designed room and they could not produce a reasonable dinner experience. Visiting the Yarra for wine tasting but and all reds come from Bendigo! We could not recommend it, try Levantine Hill instead.

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1 Thank Waterlyn
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear Waterlyn, Thank you for your taking the time to provide your feedback. It is disappointing to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience at Rae's. If you would like to discuss further please don't hesitate to contact us directly. Kinds Regards, Balgownie Estate Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the 3 course dinner which was $74.00 each, pork belly entree of pork belly was lovely , john dory for main, delicous and a sharing platter for dessert, and l lovely bottle of their sav blanc,wait staff excellent and knowledgeable,

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Thank Fran C
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear Fran, Thank you kindly for your wonderful review. It is a delight to see you thoroughly enjoyed your 3 course dinner. We look forward to your next visit. Kinds regards, Balgownie Estate Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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148 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were staying t the resort so we booked the restaurant as well the service was excellent especially Jamieson who was very attentive and helpful. this was a set price menu $60 f0r 2 courses and $74 for 3 drinks are reasonable good selection of wine. I had pork belly very good lamb rump average needed som more vegetables with... More 

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Thank missingscrew
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear MissingCrew, Thank you for lovely review. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your dinner here at Rae's Restaurant. We have passed on your kind words to Jamieson. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Balgownie Estate Team More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was cold and really was a disappointment after having to order two courses. The event manager who greeted us at the door was very rude to us. We were also shocked that the restaurant/kitchen are unwilling to provide room-service after 830pm

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Thank Emilie C
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear Emilie, Thank you for your review. We apologise for the lack of hospitality you received from the manager who greeted you when you visited our restaurant. It is always disappointing to hear when our guests are not greeted with the warmth and enthusiasm or team strive to offer. Your feedback has been passed onto the team. Kinds Regards, Balgownie... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last night and although quite busy and limited options on the menu, the food was quite good. Entrees of Pork Bell and Scallops were very good and main of Lamp Rump (huge serving) and Kangaroo (need more if really hungry) were extremely tasty and hit the spot nicely. The side of Chat potatoes were sensational, tossed in... More 

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Thank Bull134
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear Bull134, Thank you kindly for your wonderful review. It is a delight to see you thoroughly enjoyed your 3 course dinner. Your feedback was passed onto the team in the restaurant and kitchen and they were all very pleased to hear. We look forward to your next visit. Kinds regards, Balgownie Estate Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently celebrated my 30th Birthday here. I booked a private room for approximately 30 people. From the moment we arrived the restaurant staff were lovely, attentive and professional, the food was faultless and the wines were amazing, I will defiantly return to the restaurant.

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Thank danny0201
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear Danny, Happy Birthday again! It's is so nice you we were able to celebrate your birthday with us. We are absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed your day. We cant wait to welcome you back. Kind regard, Balgownie Estate Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here as part of a Spa package and have to say the food was delicious. Had a fine sampling of there Red wines and my weifes fish was very tasy as well. Great steaks too.

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Thank Paul L
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for your lovely review. It is a delight to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Rae's. We hope to see you back here soon! Kind Regards, Balgownie Estate Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here on 2 occasions. Perfectly cooked and amazing service. Staff clearly knew about daily specials and were very helpful. Desserts are amazing

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Thank HelenDawson27
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear Helen, Thank you kindly for your wonderful review. It is a delight to see you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience here at Rae's Restaurant. We look forward to your next visit. Kinds regards, Balgownie Estate Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing hot air ballooning experience followed by a wonderful breakfast, so much food and perfect drop of champagne to go with it

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Thank sharonlK1842YM
Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the balloon flight and champagne breakfast after. We hope to see you back here for an extended stay. Kind Regards, Balgownie Estate Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$45
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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