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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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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booking the day before we were accommodated with a 1.30pm booking on a Sunday lunch for two. On entering the main dining area a centerpiece modern fireplace invites you in ...... the place was buzzing with diners. We were lead to a smaller dining room...More

Thank Viviann B
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Viviann, Thank you for your great feedback regarding your dining experience at Rae's Restaurant! We always work hard to provide each of our guests with a personalised gourment food and iwne experience, tailored to their taste, and are happy to see that this was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the quality and taste of the food at Rae's Restaurant. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. The serves were generous and the plates went back to the kitchen clean. Thoroughly satisfied :)

Thank sandrenal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend it, the food is fabulous, the staff are friendly, attentive, the service is impressive

Thank Z6428NXangelab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a 50th birthday lunch here in the function room. The room itself is very nice. However the food was very disappointing. The entree was an antipasto type platter for each person however it looked like it had been played up the day before and...More

Thank Kay M
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kay, We wanted to reach out once again and apologise that your expectations for the food were not met. We have since completely updated our menu, so while we can’t address the specific dishes which were disappointing at the time, we have reviewed all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Rae's Restaurant for mum and dads 50th wedding anniversary because it is a great place to have a celebration. The views are very nice. The wine is beautiful and the kitchen easily handled our 24 guests. We all were very happy to celebrate...More

Thank Stephen N
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Stephen, Thank you so much for letting us know that you enjoyed this special occasion at Balgownie. We always love to hear back from our guests, and hope to have you visit again in the future! Best wishes, Balgownie team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner, lovely view, beautiful atmosphere, great staff, food was perfect, wine was amazing, cocktails superb, we thought we were royalty. A lovely experience.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had such a lovely lunch at Rae's. The food was delicious and how could we not enjoy it with such beautiful views. Certainly a place we'd visit again. Thank you to the chef who was more than happy to accomodate our dietary needs as...More

Thank Nic069_76
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Dear Nic, Thank you for your lovely review about your recent meal at Rae's Restaurant. We always work hard to ensure our guests have an outstanding food and wine experience, as well as time to enjoy the fantastic Yarra Valley views. We are glad to...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful, food was great and is fine dining. Rae's platter was great.

1  Thank Mikseth
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Dear Mikseth, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal at Rae's Restaurant and look forward to having you back soon! Best wishes, Balgownie Estate

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had a fabulous evening at Rae's - we were staying at Balgownie estate. The staff were very welcoming, relaxed and plenty of time to enjoy great food.More

Thank Suzanne W
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Suzanne, Thank you so much for you wonderful review! We work hard to provide all of our restaurant guests with an amazing food and wine experience, and are glad to see this reflected on your recent visit. Please come and stay again soon! Balgownie...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Had three courses. Tasting platter for entree was great. Steak for main was tasty and cooked well but not the most tender steak I've ever eaten. Zesty lime cheesecake was a good finish. Washed down with a bottle of red from Balgownie's Bendigo vineyard. Nice...More

Thank Damo35
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Damo35, Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your recent dining experience at Rae's Restaurant. We always appreciate guest feedback as it helps us identify areas of improvement, and help our future guests have an even better experience. Best wishes, Balgownie Estate

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Julie B
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$48
Meals
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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