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Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a 3 course dinner for our anniversary. It was delicious! Beautifully presented food and delicious flavours in all 3 courses. Highly recommend.

Thank GoranYag70
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is lovely and well run. We had dinner and breakfast here and couldn't complain as the chefs and staff do a magnificent job. Four of us had all different meals from the menu and we all enjoyed them immensely. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

Thank DeLuMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant provided a la carte dining in very pleasant surroundings with fantastic views out the window. The menu had a wide choice of meals and a very good wine list.The cellar door is next door and was also very enjoyable.

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

Bit of a let down. Had heard good things from friends but the food lacked for its price and the manager came across as arrogant.

Thank JohnM2385
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most terrific time. Fablous food and lovely wine and excellent service. I would recommend to one and all. Approx. $100 a head for a slap down lunch. You can easily do it for less.

Thank diane t
Warrandyte, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Rae's Restaurant on 24th January for lunch with two friends. We had been here quite a while ago so we thought it was worth a revisit. Three people had entrees and all enjoyed them. We had three different main courses, lamb rump, scotch fillett and chicken salad - they sound ordinary but they were beautifully cooked and... More 

Thank cp1949
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the resort, so decided to eat-in one night. The menu was somewhat limited, but most "good" restaurants know it's better to do fewer dishes well. The waitress was really engaging and we chatted a few times. Mostly, about the charming people who accepted drinks earlier in the evening that we ordered and were accidentally sent to... More 

Thank jmt1983
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's start with the good - very pleasant location and good views. Service was also good. When I expressed disappointment that the calamari was not on the dinner menu (as it had been when we initially booked), the maitre d' said it was now only on the lunch menu, but he would have a word with the chef. He was... More 

Thank RJWTP49
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to spend a huge amount of money on meals and drinks that are average at best then come here

Thank Michael H
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner tonight and the very narrow car parks set the scene for the night - quantity not quality, be careful not to hit the cars parked next to you when getting out your car. Had a booking at 6.30, ordered the three course menu and were rushed through the first two courses within 35 minutes of arriving. Requested... More 

Thank Carly C

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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$46
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Child-friendly, View, 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?