Bankvale Run

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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Passionate and Fresh, Situated on the historic Marnong Estate site, Bankvale Run is the namesake of its past as the largest Land Holding in Victoria. Originally home to WIlliam John Turner Clarke and latterly the Famous WIlliam Angliss. Gorgeous views out to the Macedon Ranges, makes this the place to be for intimate dinners, family gatherings, special occasions, a wine or cocktail in the bar or relax with an espresso and cake in the lounge. Bankvale Run greets you with friendly smiles, good food, great service and home grown wine.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous customer service. The menu is amazing and very fresh. I have been here several times and keep bringing new friends along. I highly recommend Bankvale run and a view to die for. Will be back, my new local hang out .

j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

excellent service, bit noisy, food was delicious but overpriced.

TR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Seated quickly.
Wait staff friendly and attentive.
Served water immediately and it was very nice water - filtered and chilled.
Great views.
Very pleasant ambience.
6 people.
Meals ...
Steaks: not bad but not great.
Hot ‘potato salad’ was just a couple of undercooked potatoes
Pizza: good taste but undercooked
Porchetta: ok but crispy skin was soggy (I was told)
Linguini: very nice sauce but the serve was way too small and, for the price, the quality wasn’t there. The seafood mix was utterly flavourless - like frozen seafood mix from the supermarket. Fortunately the sauce was tasty!
I asked for a green salad - just leafy greens with dressing - but got a few greens and the rest was mostly tomatoes with lots of vinaigrette which I actually liked ... and fortunate because it prompted me to order bread which I needed because I was still hungry after that very small serve of pasta
The herbed bread was very nice.
2 people had dessert which they liked - particularly the meringues.
Lemongrass tea: big ✔️
flavourful/good strength/nice teapot/good size
House wine: nice (sparkling and Pino Grigio)
Very good wait-staff: Efficient/friendly/unobtrusive
Note: Cellar door person was unaware that diners could taste for free (according to website)

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing location, food & service was fantastic. Could probably do with more items on the menu, however, the meals are pretty special. Tried the house wine, was very happy it. Very happy with Marnong and will definitely be back!

KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. The place was packed so it was quite noisy but was still beautiful.

MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely evening ,friendly staff ,good food and a gorgeous view!

LE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. The view and sunset was fantastic. Great place to dine.

DM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Wonderful ambience and delicious food with beautiful views.

MB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants ...just keep taking quite a few friends!

M
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Our group arrived on time and we were ushered to our table- seated by the windows to show-off the fabulous views- then it went downhill from there- it appears we were then forgotten about- Only when one of our group went to find some water, the wait staff realised that we had been waiting for some time. ( Wait staff were much more attentive afterwards)
Food- Basic & overpriced, for Dessert we all opted for a selection from the display cabinet,- A slice of flourless orange cake- cake was tasty- but this was the loneliest piece of cake we had ever seen- A slice of cake on a plate & nothing else-
Wine List- mark-ups on these were obscene
Such a pity as the location with its panoramic scenery was stunning.

k
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our experience mid week at Bankvale Run was enjoyable. We were running late due to traffic & they were accommodating towards us.

We enjoyed steak & pork mains with a couple of sides.
there is plenty of option on the menu & the serving sizes were generous.
The views are spectacular.

I would definitely go out again for a meal.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience...wider menu to chose from would be better

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful day for Father’s Day! Great service

MF
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, went for Father’s Day breakfast, couldn’t fault it, we will be back again for sure

CM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

As a regular guest a very disappointing evening the food was not seasoned the service was well below par with mains being served with a table full of plates from starters and only removed once asked. $120 Wagu steaks being served without sides. Expensive bottle of wine served without being asked to taste. More service orientated trained staff need to be on the floor not young kids with no attention to detail. To top off a a very average night car was broken into in the car park and car park has no cameras so guest make sure you are carful.

MP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and environment. Will definitely be back..

NC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We were looking forward to our dining experience but we were let down by the service and food quality. We sent food back as it was cold and other food was tasteless. It seem extremely disorganised. The aesthetics are lovely with great views.

MO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Deeeeeeelish, our favourite place for a special occasion

AJ
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Ridiculous to have to pay full price for a 3yr old at a Buffet Breakfast. Marnong has great views but that's about it. The food is inconsistent and the service is always below average. Poor management.

LM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great place the view alone is worth it had a fantastic buffet breakfast then went out to say hello to the alpacas with the kids

E
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

We have received poor table service every time that we have visited. Typical wait for drinks is 20 minutes.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great. Linguine marinara plentyful and plenty of flavour.
Sticky date pudding yummmmmy.
Good friendly service.
But the view just amazing.
Well worth a visit.

A
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Service was very slow
Waited 10-15mins to be served
Then waited over 90mins for my steak

MR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The views are the best part of this restaurant but they had a very large booking next to tables of 2 & 4 people so the noise level & small children running around screaming was unbearable. Not sure why they didn’t put them in the private room they have there. The menu is like a pub menu, steak, pizza & pasta. Menu was very basic & not up to most wineries standards. Service was good & our waitress was very nice.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, steak was cooked perfectly! Beautiful place and unexpected!

LL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Was a bit disappointed, as took my boyfriend there for the first time for dinner on Saturday night, and we ordered starters and a main and both times our meals went to the wrong table, being the table next to us, my boyfriend was not impressed and dont know if he would go back

MM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Saturday night 18/8/19 - Bit disappointed as a door was left open for quite some time even though we’d requested it to be closed. We weren’t the only ones who froze that night.

LE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was good and the ambiance. However, poor service towards the end. Order teas and coffees with desserts and requested 3 times and never received them. We shouldn't be requesting our order multiple times and was said a few minutes away, very disappointing.

RL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A place that it makes you feel that you are away however you are so close to home. The view takes/reminds me the Tuscan region in Italy. The service is great staff friendliness makes you wanting to come back. I meet my friends one a month there.

P
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, wow, just wow! The moment we entered the gates and started driving up the beautiful winding driveway I knew we were in for a treat. I wasn't disappointed when we parked and saw all the beautiful old buildings surrounding the stylish new building that housed the restaurant. What a gorgeous setting! As we walked through the door and were greeted by the friendly staff, I couldn't stop smiling as I looked around. It looked fantastic. The Porchetta was my choice, while my wife chose a pasta. Both arrived very quickly, and tasted absolutely fantastic. My only two regrets of the whole experience? I didn't order a rib eye or Wagyu. I saw them in the display after I had ordered the porchetta! And secondly, that we went at night and couldn't enjoy the sensational views over the valley I have seen in photos. Cant wait to go back!

LB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a lovely evening and would thoroughly recommend this place. Exceptional service by John our waiter, outstanding food and surrounds. My only qualm was the small children being aloud to run around and yell.

KH
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Great setting...table water not provided until after we asked a few times....main meals were great, large servings... Bankvale wine was great, desserts were slow in arriving & little italian donuts were tough...coffee was burnt & we had to ask for them more than three times...it was a little disappointing really...but the views & setting amongst the storms rolling in over the hills & valleys was the making of the sunday mid afternoon booking

GF
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Renee our waitress was fantastic and attentive
She made our experience at Bankvale really enjoyable and personal

LD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great variety for buffet breakfast with an amazing view

EP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Excellent food and service. As a connoisseur of eye fillet stake, the Eye Fillet served rates amongst the best I have ever had. a bit expensive but well worth the cost. The ambiance is also excellent with a great view of the surrounding countryside, however I have rated it down on this particular night. We were given a table next to a doorway leading to the outdoor bathrooms which in itself is no issue, however on the night a bitter cold draft blew past every time someone went through the door.

H
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Staff very accommodating to our requests!

TT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Service was slow but otherwise a lovely place to visit

LS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We had a buffet breakfast last sunday for 9 people, some of my party complained about the scrambled eggs, hash browns and bacon being only luke warm. We also had at party of 13 for mothers day and found the value for money very impressive. We have recommended to friends and are awaiting there response. We will try again in the future. Regards.

MO
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t wait for our next visit! What a fantastic night! #nailedit

m
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful night out enjoyed by my family,beautiful food,a bit exy but lovely.
Mick
Broadford

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