Bankvale Run

4.3
434 reviews
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Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Sunday 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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DV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such a lovely lunch on Saturday paired with delicious wine. The only faults I would say is that $38 for an antipasto platter is ridiculous especially when it doesn't come with cheese. Also, please don't mess with your classic tiramisu. No brownies included please! Other than that, we had a lovely time there.

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PW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great day lovely place
Needed more of a variety in main
Meals & pizzas
Last time we were there they had various burgers
Will dine there again

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s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Everything was rushed. We received our entrees before our drinks within 10 mins of sitting at our table....the Waitress was always rushing around.
My Barramundi dish was very ordinary too much sauce which didn’t compliment the fish at all....all in all very disappointing.

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A
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful scenic location
Plenty of space for large groups
Shiraz is lovely
Steaks were cooked to perfection
Attentive staff

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KB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always love it here, it's my 'special occasions' place. Had a birthday, an Anniversary, a 'house buying' celebration and Mother's Day here and I'll always go back :)

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AK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The really only issue was the noise! The food was good and the ambient is magnificent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food...efficient service...lovely panoramic view...great for special occasions and family affairs

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LC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The meals were fantastic and the service was outstanding on a very busy day. We will certainly be back.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful surrounds. Excellent food. Great staff. We shared lots of smaller plates for our first experience. But will definitely be back for a lazy Sunday afternoon wood fired pizza and wine, or a special occasion steak. A classy adult dining experience 20 minutes from Airport West.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning venue with amazing sunsets. Very scenic walk from the car park to the venue.
Food was delicious, garlic pizza is so good.
We came as a group so we got to try a lot of things on the menu and everyone was impressed with their meals. Top quality food, no processed chicken nuggets thank god!
I really enjoyed their Shiraz too.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the experience. Food was delicious, service spot on.

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k
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Bankvale Run for a special birthday lunch for my son. Requested and received a table with a beautiful view. Our waitress was so lovely and attentive. Our meals were fabulous. Steaks cooked perfectly.
Can’t wait to go back for a breakfast with the girls now.

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DL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place, Food was excellent, Service tops, beautiful views.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We have eaten here for breakfast and loved it but we will not return for dinner. The menu was too limited and we did not enjoy our meals. My husbands rib eye steak was under cooked so we took it home to our dog for his dinner. We could have eaten the same things elsewhere for half the cost, Also being evening we could not appreciated the beautiful view. The wine we had with our meal was great and we will return to your cellar door for a tasting but not return for dinner. Also one of the waitresses mentioned that you were considering changing breakfast to buffet if this is the case we will not return for breakfast again either.

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

A beautiful place to sit and enjoy the views and a lovely meal.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the 3rd time there and loved it, great food!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Bankvale Run never ceases to deliver a truly memorable dining experience. Our dining time was a quiet one in the mid afternoon with low noise levels and all the outstanding features of the restaurant - its wonderful food, paddock to plate [both the local steaks and the shiraz], cooked to perfection, the magnificence of the view and sense of hanging in space over the western vista, and some marvelous service by the wait staff, who were a great credit to the establishment. Whenever we want to celebrate all the good things in life, we go to The Bankvale Run!!

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

service was bad. took more than 15 minutes for a waiter to come and take our order. Ordered 4 steaks and 1 pasta. Bone in ribeye was cooked poorly, overcooked. We ordered medium rare but it came out medium well. Told the waiter but she just smiled and say "okay sorry". The ribeye 300g was also overcooked. only 1/4 steaks was cooked to the right temperature. Even if the restaurant was full, service needs to be excellent because it is very important to have consistency in the product you sell.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service provided made us feel special, i'll be back

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SW
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, so great having such a beautiful place so close.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my 3rd time at bankvale run and it did not disappoint I absolutely love this place!!

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D
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had a great night at Bankvale Run, the food was great and the ambience in the restaurant was fantastic. The waiter forgot to put through one of our drink orders so we had to reorder, but overall a great night was had.

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ED
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Very dissatisfied with the over all experience especially after my last visit
We were sat at a single table in front of the fridge showing a dried meats etc, not very appealing to my 6year old son. The staff member had to add a chair to the table as there was only 2 seats already there.
I made the booking well in advance and noticed many other free tables were available
The lady looking after our table had no idea about the specials and or what the Bloody Mary aioli was

Will not be going back in a hurry

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JD
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Needs a bigger menu selection, more variety would be amazing to suit the venue and ambiance.

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GK
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant venue. Nice breakfast. Not busy yet (fairly recent opening. Stunning views. Will return.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful staff. Will definitely come back in August with family from London who will be visiting. Spectacular views. A very enjoyable afternoon.

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GP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely family birthday meal
Food and ambience was enjoyable

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VS
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food, venue and location were AMAZING. The service however was extremely poor. Our waitress got our order wrong 3 times and our mains came out before our entrees due to her mix up. We received our food after a 50 minute wait - very hungry..
I would put this down to the individual waitress and at no point does this reflect the restaurants ability to produce beautiful food. I will definitely be back - hopefiullt with a different waitress next time.
PS - get yourself a window seat, gorgeous views!

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AT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting with a lovely view
Staff fantastic and service was great

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S
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was good food was great really great set up would eat there again thumbs up

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LG
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place to dine with friends, magic views and great food. The service was excellent. Will be recommending this to my friends and family. Will be back again.

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I
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

I would absolutely recommend Bankvale Run to friends...BUT...the music you guys put in the background has to change. The music is too loud, doesnt match the beautiful scenic views you guys provide. I would choose a more subtle kind of music. And the reason why I pinpoint the music being too loud and annoying is due to some customers being too energetic and having a microphone within them. Loud music and loud customers spoils the experience. So maybe try a more classic or jazz kind of music to enrich the environment.
I could hardly hear myself or my friends speak.

Thank you

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D
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was as expected. We have been a number of times and were certainly not let down from past experiences. In particular, I would like to make special mention of our waitress on the night, Bree.
She was outstanding in her efforts to make sure our evening was pleasurable.
Keep up the great work.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing venue, our waitress Danielle was fantastic the food and drinks were great.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Dined here for lunch with a party of 10. Meals were all generally ok, with the exception of my steak, which was full of gristle and had no flavour. Made staff aware of it and they did not follow up on my complaint. A drinking glass broke in my son's mouth while he was drinking and again the staff showed no concern for the incident. Views would have been nice... if we weren't placed in the centre of the building. Better suited to smaller groups (4 people) as you are more likely to get a table by the windows.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

It was a birthday celebration that ended up being very disappointing, food was cold, because not all dishes were served at the same time!!!!
It was our fourth visit, so we expected better.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always beautiful fresh food served 10/10
Great service and atmosphere.

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JN
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Loved the restaurant and the beautiful views but the service was very disappointing

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a beautiful lunch at Bankvale, Loved the steak selection. Good service and delicious food will definitely be going back

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steak and cook well. Amazing views.

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