Coombe The Melba Estate
Located within the restored motor house and historic clock tower and under the helm of Chef Neil Cunningham, our restaurant serves Contemporary Modern Australian a la carte menu options.
An inspiring selection of seasonal and estate grown produce is on offer for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 6 days a week.
The restaurant is modern, spacious yet intimate and overlooks the landscaped market-style courtyard of the beautifully restored facilities. The view from the conservatory is of the Coombe cottage garden ‘avenue’ and gives glimpses of the oldest swimming pool in Victoria.
Beautiful setting for a celebration lunch. Atmosphere was quiet due to COVID limitations on numbers but we could see how special a full dining room would be. Food was excellent, service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.
We will be back.
A delightful experience-wonderful ambience, attentive staff & good food
Everything about Coombe is absolutely gorgeous! Highly recommend.
fabulous, food and service excellent . would recommend
Glad to be able to give feedback. In the past we have been very pleased with the assistance relating to our pre-booking request for someone with a LowFODMAP diet; on this occasion it had been totally overlooked. There was nothing on the menu that could be eaten by this person. A subtle enquiry to our waitress about garlic / onion only confirmed our suspicion about the lack of a suitable choice of a meal. I don't have any special requirements but was quite unwell later in the evening.
Even in these COVID-19 times, Coombe remains a place of excellence
Lovely place for a meal esp for special occasions.
Coombe is a treasure.
The setting alone makes the journey worthwhile.
From the moment you pass through the gateway between the hedge you are transformed to another time.
It is literally like stepping back in time to a more 'serene and polite world'.
The staff are welcoming and professional and the modern glass encased dining area makes you at one with the surrounds (rarely does a modern extension meld so well with the 100+ year old estate).
Your meal tho is the star.You will not be disappointed.
Food was great , as always . Although the 90 minute time limit meant we had to skip coffee . Hopefully the time limit increases when the patron limit increases from 20 to 50 next week .
Beautiful airy restaurant with exceptional service, staff welcoming and friendly. We had booked here just before the isolation shutdown and had to cancel. So good to be our first restaurant post quarantine!
An absolutely stunning piece of the world with immaculately groomed and designed grounds holding on to the beautiful history of Dame Nellie Melba and her family. Whether you are a wine buff or a foodie you will not be disappointed...a huge 10/10
We have driven past this for years and always said we should book in to try. Finally did so and now realized we should have made the booking years ago! Tremendous venue, white linen service and high quality meal options prepared perfectly.
A beautiful estate. Quiet ambience. Very expensive for what it provided.
Our dining experience was so special because we COULD dine at Melba's (Coombe). We had missed our go to place for special events - mum's 92nd birthday, Easter, Mothers Day etc.
Arrangements for the safety of patrons and staff were well organised, nothing was overlooked. It was certainly a different dining experience with only 20 guests but we loved the welcome we received, we loved the professionalism of the team on the day and of course we loved the menu and meals we chose. Great to be back!
We had a beautiful lunch for a special celebration. The food and service were outstanding
We absolutely love Coombe Restaurant and have dined many times.
We love the food 🥘
The views and the atmosphere and the meals are top quality and I am very fussy 😩
The staff are always very friendly
Coombe Estate is simply one of the best Yarra Valley dining experiences. From the restaurant setting, to the food and wine, to the professional wait staff...it cannot be faulted.
Although it was busy , it wasn't full , perhaps the guests could have been spread out more , across the restaurant ?
The service was very good.
The Food was ok.
The tables were sticky and needed a good wipe over.
The cutlery was dirty.
The chairs were hard.
It was very overrated.
The desert was brilliant. The rest was quite average.
The service unfortunately was a miss.
The setting is spectacular.
The food was devine.
Multiple issues with the service.
Service is never scoffed at. Starts with Jan on the front desk. She remembers regulars like my wife and I. My wife has a very finicky diet and they always cater for her requests. Couldn't recommend this place enough. Love love love it
Lovely morning tea. Very quiet bit may be very different if restaurant was full. Would highly recommend.
Excellent and friendly service. For a morning tea would have preferred more scones and less sweets or wine. Disliked the yoghurt.
My favorite restaurant in the Yarra Valley.
Whether it's a casual lunch, special occasion of
larger groups Coombe looks after everybody.
Neil and the kitchen team are without doubt
one of, if not the best in the Valley.
We were there for our 42 wedding anniversary a great restaurant waiters were very good,we both had steak which was superb
Purchased this for my wife and gave my card details when booking thinking that I would be charged. My wife arrived with 2 friends and was told she had to pay. She said husband had already paid, answer, no we just took his card details, so charge the card, sorry cant do as we dont have access to those details. Wife had to get her card out and pay. Husband purchased this as a gift and DID NOT want wife to know the cost. LUCKY it was just the wife WHAT IF it was a friend or worse still MOTHER IN L
Food was good and overall we had a pleasant dining experience. I did, however, find a hair resting on top of my broccolini (definitely not mine). We were given an additional free dessert as an apology.
it was good but very over priced
Very nice decor and lovely food with excellent service
It was a delightful way to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Great food, paired with a great wine, and excellent table service.
We thoroughly recommend it and will hopefully be back soon.
We selected Coombe for family lunch at the Yarra Valley. Easy to park with the disabled parking right in front of the restaurant, gallery and wine tasting entrance. We were welcomed by the friendly waitstaff who lead us to our reserved table with the view to the beautiful garden and the historic Coombe Cottage.
Nice wine list & menu and we were able to accommodate vegan food for one of our family member.
We enjoyed our family lunch
Attentive service and delicious food.
Food was very good and the service was excellent , wines well priced and generously served.
Amazing food sensation and beautiful venue just stunning. A superb way to celebrate my 50th birthday in a magic setting . Loved the experience and meals were outstanding.
Staff were very attentive and the high tea sandwiches and petit fours were really delicious. Scones weren't 'amazing' but the jam was good - not too sweet
Nice location, quiet enough to talk easily,good food and service. Not cheap
We all found the meal a wonderful experience. However I would have liked to see one or two other choices of vegetarian food. The museum was great. Next time we will do a tour of the garden as well. An enjoyable day in beautiful surroundings.
Beautiful venue and friendly efficient staff.
Exceptional experience for Devonshire tea. Just one criticism the scones were cooked a little too long and were crisp on the outside.
We were running vey late and the gentleman when I rang them was very gracious. Food was alright but nit exceptional, scones were very hard. Waitors were lovely in giving us all the things we requested. I did find it odd that I was asked to pay before we had finished as I then had to pay in front of the birhday girl which I was not comfortable with
Coombe The Melba Estate is rated 4.5 stars by 1043 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.