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“Wedding Anniversary Dinner”

Mercato @ Daylesford
Ranked #6 of 67 Restaurants in Daylesford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$35
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We chose Mercato based on being gourmet but not as over the top/creative as some of the other restaurants on offer. The food was beautiful and a little pricey but the meal and service were lovely so it was worth it. We had the Kangaroo with black quinoa pilaf, beetroot, wilted spinach and macadamia and Beef with kale, sauteed mushrooms and red wine jus. We ordered the nicola potatoes and pumpkin (with Persian fetta and thyme yum) as sides and they were all really delicious and complimented the mains perfectly. We weren't enticed by the desserts on offer so skipped them in the end, they needed something more widely appealing in this section of the menu. The service was lovely and just as you would expect for this level of restaurant :)

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We visited Mercato for the first time and were delighted at the reception, the food quality and quantity, the choice of wines and the service. We were so mellow after the meal that we decided to walk to our accommodation.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Absolutely delicious food! One of the more pricey places to eat, (over $100 for two starters and two mains, not including drinks) but we felt it was worth every penny. Immaculately presented food, wonderful attentive service, with a focus on local ingredients. Perfect for a special occasion - we will go back!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We met up with friends at Mercato @ Daylesford for a bit of a special lunch. There were 6 of us, but 2 couples in our party had not met before – we were the common denominator. This is always an interesting social occasion – new acquaintances sussing each other out and testing the waters. David, our waiter, ensured that every moment that required input from the restaurant was catered to at the exact moment we needed it – that cardigan and shopping bag and other paraphernalia with our staggered arrivals? Sorted!...a return of the wine menu after our aperitifs? Only had to think this thought and it was there!...More delicious, warm, snug bread rolls? Timed beautifully between courses.

The food was delicious, and it was nice to see some very inventive dishes for the vegetarians in the party, as well as the carnivores. We had an entrée of Meredith goat cheese filled zucchini flowers in crisp tempura, tomato salad, black olive crumb, followed by a main of spiced tofu, chia & pumpkin croquettes, steamed broccolini, eggplant, zucchini, broad beans, white bean puree. The sides provided a lovely accompaniment for those needing that little bit extra, and we chose roasted pumpkin, Persian fetta, pine nuts, thyme, as well as one of steamed beans, toasted almond. The Bellussi Prosecco di Valdobbiadene was a light aperitif before the meal, and with everyone wanting a red to accompany the food, the bubbles were followed by Blackjack Block 6 Shiraz 2006 from Bendigo.

The restaurant itself is a lovely, welcoming old house, with white walls home to numerous works of art…some more attractive than others! The atmosphere created by the décor and staff is one of laid-back elegance. Impeccably timed service with professional style and friendliness, and delicious, satisfying food makes this a delightful place to have a summer lunch with friends.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Do yourself a favour & dine at the magnificent Mercato Resturant when in Daylesford. My husband & I we so pleased we chose this surperb resturant for our anniversary dinner. The food was of such high quality in every way. We loved the ambience of Mercato as well as the friendly & professional staff. The service was excellent & compliments to the fabulous talented chefs. We very highly recommend this outstanding resturant. We will most certainly return.

Thank Tez C
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