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Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate

1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 3 9730 0774
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (54 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
“pork belly” (21 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent, I had the Steak and cauliflower and my wife the lamb. Both were cooked really well and the portions were maybe a little too much. Starters were great and we finished with a desert and whiskey coffee. I've read others say the...More

Thank robbo131313
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was top quality with a good range, wine selection was first class. Highly recommend the fish of the day which was the barramundi. Breakfast on offer is a well stocked hot and cold buffet. Fantastic staff.

Thank Dennik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Balgownie and after an excellent afternoon tasting many of their wines which I can highly recommend, we were inclined to try their restaurant. The menu was limited but varied and you were able to pick a 2 or 3 course set...More

Thank JimUtd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful eating spot. Breakfast would be one of the best I've had. It's a buffet & you can choose what you like & as much as you like,..beautiful presentation & perfect food. Dinner was lovely, we enjoyed it with matched wines. And of course the...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Christmas day lunch here with a couple of friends and highly rated it. We had a degustation 5 course menu which included drinks. Every course was fantastic, the staff were super friendly and we were made to feel very special. Would definitely do...More

Thank MiaB575
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the estate for a friends birthday. I had high expectations for this restaurant but unfortunately I was a little disappointed. Service was slow (restaurant not full) and the food whilst nice was something that I could easily created at home. I booked on...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, excellent staff, perfect spot for a romantic dinner for Valentines. The only fault with our evening was the putrid windows ruining a beautiful view down the valley. I thought that the view being a feature of this establishment that someone would keep the...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner for two and chose the 3 course option. 3 courses was quite filling as the meals served are an adequate size. Range of meals was appropriate and the staff are quite knowledgeable and very attentive. If you want to watch the sunset you...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Going for a drive through the Yarra Valley, we decided to have lunch at this restaurant which is close to Yarra Glen and part of the Balgownie Estate. The $49 per head cost for two courses was certainly worth it. The calamari & the fritters...More

Thank Indy215
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We are currently staying at Balgownie Estate and dined at Rae's. We ordered the shared platter which was very nice. We ordered two steaks, one medium rare and the other medium. Both were very salty but cooked well. The Balgownie wine was ok for the...More

Thank ChileAus
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Julie B
27 December 2014|
Response from Nigel M | Property representative |
Good Afternoon We just expect smart casual mostly at dinner we are quite relaxed during lunch and breakfast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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