Brown Brothers Restaurant

4.5
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327 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
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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What 327 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SHORNA
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We enjoyed the wine and the food even though it was pretty basic with the options. We didn't mind limited food options on the menu considering the current COVID conditions and was grateful that they were open to public again. The booking processes seemed messy and even though we booked a table a week prior to going there, we did not have a table reserved for us and was told that a $50 deposit had to be made to confirm the booking which was told when we arrived there. This was quite disappointing given that we received an email with a confirmation number of the booking and to date we have not seen the email about the $50 deposit request.
Having said this, we were still offered a table outside in the open area and the staff was quite friendly and efficient in getting our food served to the table fast.

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Brianb
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the food, wine and service was excellent! Always enjoy the experience, highly recommend!

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MariaG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We loved the food and the service so much that we had a long lunch two days in a row. The only restaurant in Milawa is Patricia’s. We also had Patricia’s Shiraz.

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GraemeW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Have always found your menu excellent,but this time found the selection a bit over the top,without any "basic "selections

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AimeeL
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for a lunch date with my partner on a Monday public holiday. Amazing food, incredible service, wine and paired food courses were exceptional. Can’t wait to come back!

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shirleyb
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food and wine
Excellent staff
Very noisy room

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Benny
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brown Brothers is a great place to enjoy a quality meal and wine on any occasion

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FionaB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good. The service was great. It was a bit loud so it was hard to have a conversation

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GordonG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We have eaten there several times and the food was excellent each time. Don't think about dinner after you lunch there.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As regular clients we enjoyed the experience very much. The food was very good and the service we received is always above average, thank you.

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SuziandJack
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff excellent, very good knowledge of what was on offer very friendly.
Food was excellent flavor fantastic, side of hand cut chips was a but dry.
Acoustics over all very noisy understanding with a large open room.

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MeTai
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food sensational.and service to match, What an experience!!!!

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Penel
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food outstanding, service excellent and well paced. Noisy though.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I had the tomato entree very underwhelming,didn’t finish it had no flavour and too acidic needed maybe some feta cheese and maybe some procuito to add a salty aspect!My wife had the scallops for entree they also were underwhelming so many other great ways to serve scallops!My main was the dory well cooked but way to small a serve for a male adult l left feeling hungry and like I was ripped off!My wife had the lamb and that was the only winner for the day

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, great food, great service. Great value.

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RoryK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food with friendly service.
It was a little noisy but otherwise an overall great experience. Will definitely be back

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AlanK
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch with the matched wines
The waitress we had was cheerful and very helpful
I can not remember her name but she lives in Wangaratta
Kevin the drinker waiter was a very nice person
I believe you are very lucky to have the staff you have
The food and the presentation was at a very high standard, My wife and I have travel all over Europe and the UK your food is to a equal standard
We stayed in the RV parking area
Thanks to brown brothers winery and staff
Alan Keith

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JanineW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to spend a special occasion with friends. The food was excellent as was the attention and approachability of the staff.

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RexP
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipTimD
Melbourne / VIC
15 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.

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were outstanding I highly recommend this restaurant

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DougB
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.

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JohnB
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

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KaraE
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

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Septuagenarian
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.

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LynetteE
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.

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TomW
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.

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DaveLovesJazz
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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RossG
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.

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ShelaghM
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.

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ChristineT
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.

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great quality. Very professional service.

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JessicaP
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.

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ColRF
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.

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Elizabethr
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.

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Razor
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.

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ReneeR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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IainC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

FAQs

Brown Brothers Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5720 5540.

Brown Brothers Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

Brown Brothers Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.brownbrothers.com.au/gift-vouchers/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.