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Brown Brothers Restaurant

4.5
4.5
229 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian

131 years of wine making excellence, paired with seriously good food. Showcasing freshly picked produce from our kitchen garden and pantry preserves, accompanied by premium local suppliers and sustainably sourced native produce, meats and seafood.

Our seasonal menu caters for light lunches, shared feasts with friends and family, or a 5-course wine and food experience.

Full table service either inside or outside, bookings are essential as tables are in high demand.

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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon, Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5720 5540

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Bodee Price

  • Area

    Milawa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Set Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our weekly changing set menu is served share style across 9 savoury plates, with the option to add dessert &/or cheese to finish Children under 12 may join us for a set menu including a snack, a choice of mains & a house made ice cream sundae $35.00 Please let us know in the notes section of your bookings how many children will be joining you in your lunch reservation. Dietary requirements can be accommodated for with prior notice, no prior notice may mean guests are unable to partake in all dishes presented on the day. Example menu available on website.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Small Plates

  • Ortiz Anchovy, Guindillas Peppers, Toast

    • Single Serve$4.50
  • Warm Marinated MT Zero Olives$9.50

    • Chips$10.00

      with aioli or jim jams tomato sauce

      • Caponata and Cheddar Arancini with Aioli$12.50

        • per serve$4.00
      • Truffled Doughnuts with Whipped Ricotta$13.00

        • per serve$5.00
      • Kangaroo Carpaccio, Black Garlic, Pickled Shimeji Mushrooms & Pecorino$17.00

        • Smoked Atlantic Salmon Rillettes, Pickled Kohlrabi, Crostini$17.00

          • Pickled Sardines, Pine Nuts, Currants & Shaved Fennel$16.00

            Larger Plates

            Cheese board with lavosh, candied walnuts & quince paste; selection of soft, blue or hard 1 cheese $13 | 3 cheese $32

            • Charcuterie Platter$28.00

              cold cut meats, pickles & house made sourdough

              • Spaghetti Bolognaise with Parmesan & Parsley$18.00

                • Pork and Fennel Sausage, Chilli, Chimi de Rapa with Orecchiette Pasta$20.00

                  • Broccoli and Rocket Pesto, Gorgonzola & Pine Nut Sourdough Flatbread$15.00

                    • Roasted Pork Belly & Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sourdough Flatbread$17.00

                      Salads

                      • Kale Salad, Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, Sunflower Seeds, Persian Feta$15.00

                        • Rocket, Pear & Parmesan Salad$9.00

                          • Leafy Salad with House Dressing$6.00

                            Sweet Things

                            • Sticky Date Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce with Cream$12.00

                              • Gundowring Finest Ice Cream$5.00

                                Raspberry, French Vanilla, Lemon Curd, Mango, Cafe Latte, Chocolate

                                Last updated: 14 December 2020

                                What 229 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.5
                                4.5 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.5Food
                                • 4.6Service
                                • 4.5Ambience
                                • 4.2Value

                                NoiseModerate

                                Loved For

                                • Victoria

                                  Fit for Foodies

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                                • Hume

                                  Fit for Foodies

                                • Hume

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                                • Hume

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                                • Hume

                                  Lunch

                                • Hume

                                  Notable Wine List

                                • Hume

                                  Outdoor Eating

                                • Hume

                                  Romance

                                • Hume

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                                • Hume

                                  Sunday Lunch

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                                1. W

                                  Winelover

                                  Melbourne

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A very warm day, dining inside was such a pleasure.We came for lunch and stayed for 3 hours, so lovely, everything was perfect.

                                2. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Exclusive

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  All amazing

                                3. GG

                                  GiovanaG

                                  Canberra

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 27 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing food, staff are very nice too. I would definitely go back there.

                                  Brown Brothers RestaurantResponded 4 days ago

                                  Hi Giovana, thank you for your wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again very soon!

                                4. NC

                                  NicoleC

                                  Melbourne

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 26 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our slow lunch at Brown Brothers. The service and information regarding our meal was well explained and executed our waitress was very helpful, the ambience very nice and the flavours of our 5 course meal outstanding. We would highly reccomend and look forward to visiting again soon.

                                  Brown Brothers RestaurantResponded 4 days ago

                                  Hi Nicole, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the wonderful feedback and we hope to see you again very soon!

                                5. DG

                                  DGTM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 26 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great flavours and excellent service - professional and personable - thank you Michael

                                6. F

                                  Foodee

                                  Melbourne

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 25 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Service was friendly and attentive, food was amazing and the wine just perfect.

                                7. h

                                  hughh

                                  Melbourne

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 19 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  a wonderful lunch, great and inventive food, faultless service, peaceful ambience for a special small birthday celebration

                                8. RD

                                  RickD

                                  Melbourne

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 19 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  What a surprise. This was our second time having a Brown Brothers Winery experience and it was, in a word, outstanding. That's twice in a row now. The one-on-one personalised premium wine tasting flowed naturally to lunch in the restaurant. It was all totally seamless. And the food? Both my wife and I can't praise it too highly. We regard ourselves as foodies and know our way around a plate, so this is high praise. Inventive, mouth-watering presentation, perfectly cooked. I would eat there again in a heartbeat. Do yourself a huge favour and just go. But you'll have to book ahead. The restaurant is always full.

                                  Brown Brothers RestaurantResponded 4 days ago

                                  Hi Rick, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the wonderful feedback and we hope to see you and wife again very soon!

                                9. SF

                                  SallyF

                                  Tasmania

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Nice again a fabulous experience all round. The staff are lovely,engaging and knowledgeable. The food is innovative and we enjoyed the pace of both the meals and wine very enjoyable and relaxing. Would definitely recommend the slow lunch and we will return next year to do it all again. Delicious!

                                10. J

                                  Jimbo

                                  Melbourne

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 13 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  We had the slow lunch with matching wines - absolutely brilliant 👍 Food and wines were really top quality. Highly recommend this as a special occasion and it’s excellent value for money.

                                11. JC

                                  JenniferC

                                  Victoria

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 13 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was fabulous. Amazing use of vegetable garden produce that rivals the best restaurants anywhere. Would definitely recommend and will return again and again…

                                12. SK

                                  SarahK

                                  Melbourne

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 12 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Staff were very friendly and helpful, food was delicious and service was super quick!

                                13. RH

                                  RobynH

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 12 November 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                  We really enjoyed our food and time at Brown Brothers Restaurant

                                14. GB

                                  GeoffB

                                  New South Wales

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 8 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really excellent food, very well presented, and the staff very obliging and helpful. Just a delightful lunch

                                15. PG

                                  PeterG

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 4 November 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  Great service and friendly staff. Food was very tasty and the menu was quite different.

                                16. HE

                                  HELENP

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 1 November 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  Thoroughly enjoyed the slow lunch. Food selection very interesting and tasty.

                                17. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Sydney

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 31 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was great and the service from Georgia was brilliant! She went above and beyond and it made our day.

                                18. WD

                                  WayneD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 31 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food and service were both amazing. Georgia went out of our way to make our anniversary very special. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne and it just got better from there in x Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a beautiful afternoon out.

                                19. CN

                                  ChrisN

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 28 October 2021

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Allocated an outside table which was great because of the fabulous weather. Hadn’t been to the epicurean centre for awhile. Food & service were exceptional. As a local we are proud to recommend Brown Bros to relatives and friends

                                20. HP

                                  HaldaneP

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 28 October 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Innovative food and a lovely location - perfect mix between fine dining and casual.

                                21. WC

                                  WendyC

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 21 October 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Good food and service but was not happy about having to pay for wine tasting after we had lunch in the restaurant so we chose not to but would recommend

                                22. MH

                                  MargaretH

                                  Victoria

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 October 2021

                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                  We have been at least twice a few years back where it had been fantastic. This time though some courses were great & others were ordinary - especially the swordfish. Desert was not up to the standard of previous time Wine matching to the food in each course was excellent.

                                23. DM

                                  DarrenM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  From the first moment we arrived until we left the service given was fantastic. Had a great day out with friends which was made possible by the great food, wine and staff. Highly recommend. Thanks again to the staff we had awesome time.

                                24. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience3

                                  Great long lunch. Had to ask for water multiple times, otherwise service was great. Unfortunately there were workers undertaking plumbing type work directly outside window which did take away from the relaxed feel and ambience. Beautiful food.

                                25. CP

                                  ClintonP

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 9 October 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic food, excellent service outstanding venue

                                26. RO

                                  ROBERTE

                                  Gold Coast

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 30 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                  Absolutely brilliant the food and service. Jacob our waiter was so knowledgeable and helpful. Wine list had so many good choices at very reasonable prices. I would not recommend for those who are just parmi or steak and chips eaters as the food is at a higher end . We cant wait to come back.

                                27. JC

                                  JennyC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 25 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great and different menu, meal portions were a good size. We will hopefully be able to visit again before we leave the area.

                                28. CJ

                                  ClaireJ

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 24 September 2021

                                  overall3food4service3ambience5

                                  The waiter with red hair was so lovely and outstanding. However I explained to the other waiter that we found 2 hairs in 2 separate dishes and he said ok I will tell chef. Nothing more said. Not well handled. Food was pretty nice but it was a late down and a bit disgusting finding hairs in 2 separate meals. There was also a public holiday surcharge as well that was not mentioned at time of booking or on day until Bill came out. The Brown Brothers grounds are stunning and peaceful, and wines are beautiful on a more positive note.

                                29. JV

                                  JudyV

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 23 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The service was wonderful, food amazing, so many flavours. An experience worth the $

                                30. C

                                  Clementine

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Incredible food. Everything we ordered was both delicious and beautifully presented. Lovely experience.

                                31. M

                                  Martynp

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 17 September 2021

                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                  I wasn’t tempted by any of the starters but my wife had the sea trout and scallop tartare and she was very happy with it. We then both had the lamb neck and unfortunately although it definitely tasted of lamb is was overcooked and very dry. The yoghurt base was grainy and lacked taste, more would have helped with dryness of the dish overall. The vegetable was very bitter too.t To be honest we felt it was no better than yesterdays bbq lamb reheated which was very disappointing. Neither of us were tempted to have dessert. BTW you asked if there was a special occasion on booking, I said yes it was my wife’s birthday. But it wasn’t mentioned in any way at lunch so why ask? We did have a glass of Brown Brothers white and red. The red was palatable, the white watery. We did try to have a quick tasting before the lunch but due to Covid restrictions we didn’t have enough time or the capacity for a $30 formal tasting. Not sure why those having a sit-down lunch can’t have a sip or two to encourage wine sales. I should also note that from sitting down to main being served was over an hour on not a busy day. No real atmosphere to speed things along however the blue wrens were cute. The precious and very spoiled dog at the next table barked at everyone…

                                32. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 17 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Delicious food and great service

                                33. CT

                                  CiaranTedford

                                  Victoria

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 13 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                  Excellent food. The food here never disappoints and menu changes frequently. I consider it good value too for the quality of food. Service was very good also. I will be back soon.

                                34. TB

                                  TiffanyB

                                  Victoria

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 12 September 2021

                                  overall4food1service2ambience4

                                  Service was average, the food was below average I have been there quiet a few times and this time was unfortunately disappointing.

                                35. KT

                                  KerrynT

                                  Melbourne

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 10 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  It was hard to choose between the varied and interesting food combinations. The flavours of our choices were exceptional.

                                36. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 August 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Catching up with friends for a special birthday - excellent and so good to have good quality wines at reasonable prices

                                37. AP

                                  AngeliqueP

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 14 August 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous!!! Beautiful food wine and service. Everything was simply perfect for our annual spring fling girls get together. Sit down tastings was so much fun, and loved being spoilt before and during our amazing meal. Thank you!!!

                                38. JM

                                  JaniceM

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 13 August 2021

                                  overall3food4service5ambience4

                                  The waiter was very knowledgeable, courteous and helpfully. Ordered King Whiting, which was very nice but there was only two thin small pieces sprinkled with a few herbs and a few spoons of sauce for over $40.00. Brownie slice for desert was excellent. Very good atmosphere and wonderful gardens and surroundings. If you have deep pockets you will no doubt enjoy Brown Brothers.

                                39. RB

                                  RuthB

                                  Melbourne

                                  5 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on 12 August 2021

                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                  The entrees we chose were tiny and somewhat disappointing. The duck cabbage roll lacked the rich flavour expected from duck. The Abrolhos Island scallops was a miniscule amount of thinly sliced shellfish past absolute freshness and inexplicably combined with nashi pear, the leaves of some mysterious succulent and "Geraldton wax"; the dressing was bland. Main courses of steamed King George whiting and lamb neck were more substantial but not satisfying. We enjoyed the sourdough bread - it is truly excellent - but would otherwise have left the table hungry. Service was attentive, but charmless. And WHY oh WHY is it necessary to ask for salt and pepper? We have visited the "Epi" Centre many times over the years. Unfortunately, it is nothing like as enjoyable right now as it has been previously. The end of 2016 was a particular high point.

                                40. L

                                  Linmar

                                  Melbourne

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 12 August 2021

                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                  The luncheon as always was very good. It was so nice to enjoy a day out of lockdown. The menu was very different and interesting. Well presented.

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                                Brown Brothers Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 229 OpenTable diners

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                Booked 3 times today
                                Experiences are available.
                                Google Map for Brown Brothers Restaurant

                                239 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd Milawa, AU-VIC 3678

                                • Area

                                  Milawa

                                • Hours of Operation

                                  Lunch
                                  Mon, Fri–Sun 11:30 am–2:15 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  Australian

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress Code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Payment Options

                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive Chef

                                  Bodee Price

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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