Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

4.6
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309 reviews
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$40 and under
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Sunday Lunch
Set within the beautiful gardens at Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard, Patricia's Table is one of North East Victoria's "must visit" lunch destinations. Sit down in the restaurant for an unforgettable wine and food experience or make yourself comfortable in the Epi.curious wine bar for a more relaxed food offering.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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RP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, top quality food service and attention to detail. Friendly and aware staff providing seemless service. Highly recommended.

C
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Wine matching with meals was perfect ! Will definitely be back!

TD
Melbourne / VIC
14 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We really enjoyed the long lunch and sitting out under the big old trees to enjoy our cheese course to finish.

MC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were outstanding I highly recommend this restaurant

DB
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Steak item should be on the menu. It used to be. Food arrival at table is too slow, and it wasn't busy
Service was good. Our butter didn't come. Great restaurant, but room for improvement.

JB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This was my first visit and I was impressed, so much so that I gave a tip, will be back for sure

KE
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Food lacked. Mains were amazing but entree and desserts were lacking in flavour. Really quite bland
Wines were matched well.
Presentation of food was beautiful.
Staff were excellent

S
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Original , and very tasty food thanks. Our party had the duck, lamb, Dory for mains and each thoroughly enjoyed the food.
Entrees ordered did not include either of the raw offerings (crudo/tartare) and we all were very satisfied with the parmesan custard and stacciatelli offerings. The sides of roast potato and garlic, and parmesan/salad were very generous indeed. Roasted Garlic, yum.
All wait staff were competent and very helpful and good to hear they are trained with requirement to have sampled the food prior. The2014 shiraz was a cracker. Energetic noise? Read loud.
Thanks to kitchen staff who presented such a variety of quality food to a large volume of customers.

LE
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All the dishes I selected were beautifully presented, delicious, and satisfying. I had the Kingfish entree, the lamb for main course and the lemon curd with berries for desert and all accompanied with well balanced wines to stimulate my tastebuds.
I found the dining space quite noisy because I wear hearing aids and it is very difficult to isolate the conversation from the background noise.
There were three of us for lunch and we all had different entrees and very much enjoyed our choices. My husband had the duck for main and was very happy with this choice. He had cheese after the main course and enjoyed the Brie and blue along with the accompaniments on the cheese board. My sister-in-law had the cheesecake and was impressed with the texture and flavour.
The staff who attended our table were exemplary; attentive without hovering, friendly and very competent at their task.

TW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was fantastic and the the Slow lunch with the set wines for each course was fantastic the temperature was over 40 Degrees C that day so it was very Hot inside and out. Had a great time there and will come back there and also tell all our friends.

DL
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I'm a long time member, visitor and diner at Brown Brothers. Have always enjoyed the experience until recently. Disappointing to see the introduction of a public holiday surcharge that was near on 10% of the bill, especially when it has already become quite an expensive dining experience where it is now around the $100 per head if you have the small glasses of matching wines (which you are going to do because that's why you go after all).
Gone are the days of the complementary glass of sparkling on arrival for members - now $10 per glass. I was also overcharged by nearly $40 on my last visit and only quickness of eye, noticed the discrepancy... this on top of my previous visit where I was incorrectly overcharged for a whole bottle of Grand Tokay, instead of the single glass that I had ordered.
All extras such as sides are at a greedy $9 - also not great for the bowl of mainly rocket leaves with a only few slices of pear.
The experience is becoming more expensive on every visit and now with the introduction of the surcharge that I did not get any prior warning on has made me rethinking future visits. Time to start looking elsewhere I think for more reasonable alternatives.
On closing..... What is with the introduction of the hefty $10 premium wine tasting fee... $10!! It is starting to look a lot like a Greedy Grab for Cash at Brown Brothers - Very, very Sad indeed!

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I dined at Brown’s on Boxing Day. The staff were tentative and friendly. We had the slow lunch which consisted of three entrees one main and dessert with matching wines. The lamb rump was extremely tender and delicious. Definitely recommend this venue.

RG
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely Christmas Eve lunch. They were able to add another two to the table at the last minute which was fantastic. Great food with wines to match. Was very enjoyable.

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We often eat at Brown Brothers Patricia’s Table and this time we enjoyed the slow lunch. The food was delicious and nicely presented. The matched wines were perfect and our table by the window with an outlook to the garden could not have been better. Our servers were friendly throughout but I felt they could have done better. Our meal at $118.00 per person, the Epicurean Club members’ price, was not cheap. I would have liked each of us to have received a menu listing each dish and it’s matched wine or alternately, and better in my opinion our server could have told us what each dish was as it was presented. That aside, we enjoyed our meal and will definitely return for more.

CT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly staff, beautiful meals and such a wonderful atmosphere. Plus came home with some great wines.

SC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great quality. Very professional service.

JP
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the food very much. The kingfish entree was beautiful and so was the lamb. It was so tender and juicy. Compliments to the chef. Service was fantastic too. Very friendly staff.

CR
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This was an ideal venue for a special outing. The meals and accompanying wines were excellent - we needed the side orders though as the meals were reasonably small. A buzzing place when we visited which upped the noise level. The wait staff knew the menu and were very efficient and courteous. A great place to relax and introduce family and friends to what Victoria's north east region can offer in fine wine and dining in a beautiful country setting.

E
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class service, amazing food and beautiful wines all in one of the North East Region's most stunning settings.

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our anniversary and they made it a very special day.The service and the staff were excellent with the food outstanding.

RR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent everything. If the doors were open it would have been perfect.

IC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely ambience, good smart staff and excellent food. What's not to like?

PW
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Brown Bro’s is always a pleasant experience. We took visiting American friends yesterday, and as usual, the food was excellent, with all commenting positively on the presentation and taste.
Unfortunately, this was offset by very slow service. We found it difficult to gain attention after the main course was ordered, and had to go to the counter to get the bill and pay.
The coffee was not good.

EM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and loved sitting out in the garden after our lunch! Super friendly and accommodating staff!

DM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the few restaurants that has a private landing strip that lets you fly in for a nice lunch. A great service and an excellent lunch. It’s even worth driving to. I am told the wines are great too. My guests enjoyed it all. Also a stunning vineyard with lovely rose gardens.

JT
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A quiet day at the restaurant. Service attentive, food very good and wine prices very reasonable. We would dine there again when in that part of the world.

JW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine and atmosphere! Will recommend to friends.

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely helpful staff, great spacious dining room serving excellent food.

DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful duck and accompaniments. Great position next to window and the table service very friendly. A nice ambience on a beautiful day.

GD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time we have visited with the new Chef . Food was excellent, service very attentive, lovely location and view over the gardens
Matching wines complemented the food . A wonderful lunch to remember Thank you Brown Brothers

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The setting is wonderful, the gardens well maintained. The cellar door is fabulous and staff friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. The casual restaurant is fun, Patricia’s is lovely. It’s a very relaxed and casual setting but offers great service and superb food with wine at cellar door prices. We loved it and best of all it catered wonderfully to our you g kids who had a great meal and were able to then play in the garden and playground while we lingered over coffee and more wine. A lovely lunchtime experience.

TS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Fantastic place for a long lunch. You never feel rushed. The food is fantastic and the service compliments it all.

AH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the wonderful service, such a lovely day to spend your birthday!

FW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Have been several times and this time was a bit blah. The food was fine, the service was fine, but nothing was really great. The pork cheek and hock terrine was tasty but was crying out for a decent hit of acid - not the fresh prosciutto that just seemed out of place (was lovely prosciutto but pig on pig wasnt necessary).
The fish dish was again fine, but the fish had been cut into two tiny fillets - so was overcooked and tough.
Disappointed and can't see them retaining the one hat.

H
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great, only slight issue was main course took a very long time to come, compared to quick entree/dessert.

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Small Portions and not consistent as my husband’s fish was smaller than my small serve. Razor prawns hard to find when head removed.

o
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I can’t stop raving 🙌🏻 Best fine dinning we’ve ever had

JS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Food is special, and matched with wines.

JS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Very limited vegetarian menu (1 dish for main). The slow lunch has no vegetarian options. Noisy and uncomfortable moulded chairs. The food was amazing and the service attentive.

PS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy visiting Brown Brothers at Milawa. Once again a great afternoon was had by all.