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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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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an up and coming wedding and I was invited along for the menu tasting for the pending event. I’ve been to this amazing venue a few times and it’s never let me down. The food and service was excellent well presented and awesome...More

Thank Robwilko74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good and nicely presented in an informal but modern, light and clean setting overlooking the vineyards. I opted for fish (Flathead) and chips which was excellent, but the lamb shank looked (and apparently was) outstanding, so maybe I should have had...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We shared an entree had the steak and salmon for our main and then we shared the dessert. $49 per person is excellent value for money. The food was great and the service even better. Disappointed that the wine was charged at a restaurant price...More

Thank Klad39
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The 3 course menu has good variety. Food was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. If staying onsite you can prepay online which saves a small amount. Gorgeous view from restaurant across the hills and vineyards. Friendly and helpful staff were appreciated.

Thank Maree27
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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$20 - US$47
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
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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