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Coonara Springs Restaurant

129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the place to ourselves, perfect, service lovely and friendly with beautiful views. The food was just beautiful. We both had the duck, my partner having the mousse myself the raspberry souffle' Stunning building, lots of history. Definitely going again!

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are warm and welcoming and loved that the fire was going on a cold foggy day. Food and service excellent. Good for a special occassion.

1  Thank Rodney S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Dropped in and they'd had a cancellation. Very friendly, courteous, attentive staff. The special was excellent and I savoured every mouthful - lamb roll centred with chicken with a light sauce - so moreish. The chocolate moose with salted caramel icecream - exceptional, accompanied by...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for our anniversary. Would normally head into the city but decided to try somewhere local. Its an old converted building and we had a small annex to ourselves in front of a lovely open fire. Service was attentive and helpful, especially when there...More

Thank Chookybirdy
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We recently had lunch here to celebrate my birthday, and had a lovely experience. Seated near to the fire and overlooking the garden, we were treated to very warm and friendly service and great food. We all enjoyed every course, and if it wasn't for...More

3  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Heading out for a beautiful dinner we were pleasantly surprised by the gardens and house itself but thats where stopped. The staff while pleasant seemed to disappear when you needed them and the food was of average quality from such an upmarket reputation and price.More

Thank Carlo M
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

HI Carlo, Thank you for your comment - your review says you visited two months ago? We take our visitor reviews very seriously, so we would like to ascertain when exactly it was that you visited? It would be helpful if you are able to...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

After a recommendation from a collegue and amazing reviews on Tripadvisor I booked Sunday lunch as a treat for the missus. First of all, the food is pretty good. I was, however, let down by the fantastic service that seems to be a a hallmark...More

Thank kojamoz
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi There, We are so terribly sorry that there was confusion around your table on Sunday. This is very unfortunate, because, as you say, we definitely pride ourselves on good service as well as good food. We have spoken in-depth to the waiter on the...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

A lovely romantic destination for a gorgeous dining experience. Set in gorgeous gardens, the restaurant has been recently renovated and feels like arriving in someone's home. The staff are very professional and attentive and we were made to feel special. The food was amazing. I...More

Thank Bill M
csr129, Manager at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Bill, Many thanks for your comments... so glad you had a lovely evening.. we will think about how we can make the windows less drafty! Thanks Sally

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

For people for appreciate quality food, exceptional service and the unforgettable ambience of the hills.

1  Thank smone5
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Many thanks for your comments and so glad you had a good evening.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

We arrived at Coonarra Springs ready to enjoy a romantic dinner for our anniversary. The cottage looked beautiful and the entrance was warm and inviting with an open fire and welcoming waitress. But that is where the atmosphere stayed, as we were shown into a...More

1  Thank Maree M
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hello Maree, thanks you for taking the time to send your comments in on trip advisor. It is just unfortunate that a tree feel across the road taking out all the power cables, plunging the restaurant into semi-darkness. Perhaps if it was properly lit, the...More

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6 July 2017|
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Response from Prudigirl | Reviewed this property |
No, you will have to get a taxi.
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Response from csr129 | Property representative |
Yes, thank you all, we are licensed but accept BYO..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: 0397511686
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A destination restaurant set in seven acres of landscaped gardens with views over the Yarra Valley. Modern Australian food with a hint of nostalgia from the past. The 90 year old weatherboard property has recently been restored, celebrating its glorious history of entertaining since the 1920's. Enjoy the light filled restaurant floor overlooking the gardens, the lounge rooms next to open fires in winter or the private dining room for special events and weddings. Adrian the chef prides himself on both growing and making, follow a produce to plate philosophy, tending his veggies in our extensive growing areas which guests can walk around. Don't forget a visit to the spring if you feel like a longer walk, and book our outdoor dining tables during the summer months. Enjoy locally sourced wines, home made breads, butters and ice-cream! Amanda or one of our team look forward to welcoming you to Coonara Springs.
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