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Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate

$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 3 9730 0774
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Give it a miss! We were very disappointed Food 6/10 Wine 5/10 Service 4/10 Overall 3.5/10 $425 a night for a very strangely designed room and they could not produce a reasonable dinner experience. Visiting the Yarra for wine tasting but and all reds come from Bendigo! We could not recommend it, try Levantine Hill instead.

1 Thank Waterlyn
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the 3 course dinner which was $74.00 each, pork belly entree of pork belly was lovely , john dory for main, delicous and a sharing platter for dessert, and l lovely bottle of their sav blanc,wait staff excellent and knowledgeable,

Thank Fran C
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were staying t the resort so we booked the restaurant as well the service was excellent especially Jamieson who was very attentive and helpful. this was a set price menu $60 f0r 2 courses and $74 for 3 drinks are reasonable good selection of wine. I had pork belly very good lamb rump average needed som more vegetables with... More 

Thank missingscrew
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was cold and really was a disappointment after having to order two courses. The event manager who greeted us at the door was very rude to us. We were also shocked that the restaurant/kitchen are unwilling to provide room-service after 830pm

Thank Emilie C
Melbourne, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last night and although quite busy and limited options on the menu, the food was quite good. Entrees of Pork Bell and Scallops were very good and main of Lamp Rump (huge serving) and Kangaroo (need more if really hungry) were extremely tasty and hit the spot nicely. The side of Chat potatoes were sensational, tossed in... More 

Thank Bull134
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently celebrated my 30th Birthday here. I booked a private room for approximately 30 people. From the moment we arrived the restaurant staff were lovely, attentive and professional, the food was faultless and the wines were amazing, I will defiantly return to the restaurant.

Thank danny0201
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here as part of a Spa package and have to say the food was delicious. Had a fine sampling of there Red wines and my weifes fish was very tasy as well. Great steaks too.

Thank Paul L
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here on 2 occasions. Perfectly cooked and amazing service. Staff clearly knew about daily specials and were very helpful. Desserts are amazing

Thank HelenDawson27
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing hot air ballooning experience followed by a wonderful breakfast, so much food and perfect drop of champagne to go with it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday had us at a family lunch at Rae's for the first time, what an idealic settiing in the Yarra Valley !!! The food is excellent , the wine adequate and the service first class. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant, we will certainly be going back again soon, very enjoyable !!!

Thank Ray B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$45
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?