I felt compelled to write my own review after stumbling across reviews of the Estate on Google and was amazed to see some negative ones.
I live near Morning Star and have been twice for lunch; once for mother's day with my wife and daughter and, once with two friends and their daughter.
Both times I have found the food and the service to be absolutely outstanding. The first time we went, the food was so good I Facebooked the attached photo of my main meal.
The second time was just as good with excellent service from everyone there. The Maitre D was particularly fantastic and great with our kids - as all the staff were. No one minded my daughter checking the restaurant out and all were careful when around her.
I love the venue itself - overlooking the sea and the vineyard. I can't think of a venue with a better view or grounds in Victoria.
But the food is to die for.
My mum comes next week and we'll be taking her then too!
Just to be clear - my review is of the restaurant. I can't comment on the hotel but based on my experience of the restaurant, I would stay at the hotel at the drop-of-a-hat. I love the venue and the restaurant and would expect the hotel to be of the same quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In early 2002 the original dormitory rooms of the historical "Morning Star Boys' Home" were modified to create a 20 room Guest House. Originally there were 30 dormitory rooms with communal facilities; these were altered by converting every second room into two en suites. Formerly the dormitory rooms housed 4 or 6 boys, and were kept small due to structural requirements. However you don't live in your rooms when visiting Morning Star Estate, there are beautiful garden areas and vineyards around the estate waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Our rooms are modest yet priced fairly. The Guest House consists of 15 Double Rooms (with double bed), 4 Queen Rooms and 1 Queen Spa Suite (with queen bed or twin beds), all have their own en suites. For socialising and relaxation we provide Guest Lounges and various outside areas for enjoying the scenery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Morning Star Estate Mt Eliza, Australia