Coombe The Melba Estate

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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe - The Melba Estate is a property with an unrivalled provenance. Seven acres of stunning gardens and beautifully appointed facilities in the restored motor house and clock tower offer a truly unique gourmet and cultural experience.

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 predominantly estate grown produce will be on offer for breakfast, 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.
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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely place for a high tea. Gorgeous surrounds and yummy scones and cakes.

OT
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was on our list of dining experiences and we chose it to celebrate my husbands birthday. It was a brilliant decision. We were given a perfect corner table. The meal was was delicious matched with great wines. We will definitely return .

OT
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it. Food was as good as anywhere we’ve ever been.

OT
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most amazing spot. Absolutely stunning. Amazingly attentive staff. Will definitely become a favorite spot to visit

OT
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Lunch with friends after a garden tour. We seasonal delicacies for our two entrees. These we were happy with. We ordered the signature dessert of Peach Melba and were very disappointed. Not the real thing-a mousse!!! Delightful garden setting but we did not like being called'you guys 'constantly. Service was good otherwise but a bit slow.

OT
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been to Coombe Estate for High Tea, which was exceptional, but this was our first lunch - will not be our last! The food and the wine were divine, and even for the fact that the restaurant was flat chat, the service was fantastic and very friendly! Made my birthday lunch a very enjoyable day!

OT
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quality of food very good and pairing suggestions worked very well

JH
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food in a relaxed environment at a beautiful location

OT
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A great ornament to the yarra valley.

OT
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was very friendly and was very understanding and accommodating when I spilt a glass of wine.
I will return with overseas visitors in January.
Restaurant had a nice outlook into garden.
We appreciated the window view following our request when booking.

OT
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

wait staff need more training. Waiter repeatedly reached across other diners to deliver meals. Plates were not cleared away promptly. It was not made clear where the bill was to be paid.There were big gaps between courses.

OT
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The beautiful garden setting and relaxed quiet atmosphere made Coombe a pleasure to enjoy high quality food and wine in relaxed surroundings. The perfect place for a special occasion meal.

OT
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely, lovely setting. Waiters/waitresses were friendly, very helpful and we didn't have to wait long if we wanted to order additional drinks etc. In the words of my sister, it was so nice and fancy but without the toff. Just a genuinely lovely and special spot. The timing of food and drink was spot on and proportions were excellent.

OT
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time there. We totally enjoyed every minute of our time there , staff , food , surroundings. Would definitely recommend it

OT
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On arrival we felt very welcome, food was amazing, wine was very nice, View was beautiful and the room was bright and lovely .The waitress was just lovely and attentive to us. Can not wait to return for another amazing experience

OT
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great experience, the food, service wine ambiance and great value for money. I will definitely be going back and next time do the tour of the gardens and house. From what I saw I was very impressed.

OT
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The food was really lovely. We both enjoyed our entrees of Asparagus and Duck Breast and the Mains of Pork and Baramundi. It's a nice relaxed food in a winery seating. More of a casual dining experience, which is great for families. The views from the dining room are gorgeous.
However,don't come here for the service. We had a few issues. Wrong food being sent, tables being cleared when still eating, not being informed of a discount in the wine shop after eating at the restaraunt.

OT
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Gift voucher was used
Service from entering the venue was very attentive
Staff and waitresses very efficient , friendly and knowledgeable
Food very acceptable and enjoyed all we had

OT
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was there last Friday for lunch with some visitors from Canberra.It was an amazing experience . Customer service was at the best. Food was delicious and a reasonable choice. Ambiance was breathtaking. Lovely sceneries. Would highly recommend.

OT
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The quality of my meal (fillet of beef) was superb.

OT
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

as a friend of coombe I invited 4 guests for lunch. it was very well received by all.

OT
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Poor view. Just a normal resultant without any view to vineyard. The food is so-so. Doesn’t worth the money you spend.

OT
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family’s favourite spot for a special occasion, never fails. Food is divine, staff are always friendly and accommodating and the grounds are beautiful to walk through.

OT
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Location, architecture, restaurant fit-out and setting superb; surrounds beautiful. Food quality and presentation first-class although daily fixed menu was fish for both courses and built around same sauce. The staff seemed to be straight out of training school - inattentive, fawning, unusually quick to remove everything not currently being used, including bread and butter plates

OT
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great with friendly staff.Good menu and well presented meals.

OT
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the loveliest meal. Two or three courses of local produce prepared thoughtfully.

OT
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Combe Yarra Valley is a great choice for family groups and celebrating special occasions. The food is consistently good any time of year and the setting delightful.

OT
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’m a regular here and come usually once a month. The Pork Scotch which is the most tender piece
Of Pork you could ever taste with amazing potatoes and salad on the side. For the first time we encountered average service however I’ve based my rating on the many times I’ve been there and always the service was impeccable. Thank you to Nami who took over from the first couple of waitresses we had a rectified what was turning out to be a disastrous service.

OT
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were attending 'high tea' on the occasion of 'joint' birthday celebrations.it was lovely to attend a venue so local to home.thoroughly enjoyed by all.

OT
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great Venue, great food. History of the place makes it extra special

OT
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience, staff attention and food - all Great !

OT
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Celebrated a friends birthday - fitting venue, lovely Sunday lunch/afternoon - loved the pork dish with the black pudding

OT
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lunch at historic Coombe is memorable for so many reasons. Wonderful food, excellent service, relaxing ambience and a lovely peaceful spot on the edge of the beautiful Yarra Valley. A lunch with friends and/or family ay Coombe is an event to savour.

OT
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Convenient excellent service $49 lunch (barramundi)not as good as last time(pork fillet which was10).

OT
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience with a high tea for a birthday celebration. The staff were welcoming and attentive, all the food delicious and the atmosphere had a good vibe.

OT
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were attentive and friendly. They were very professional in serving food and wine. The Lamb shoulder serving for two was far to big for this day and age, almost all the tables where the shoulder was served plastic containers were supplied for patrons to take the leftover meat home with them. The Entree and sweets, as well as the lamb shoulder were delicious and beautifully presented.

OT
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service in a modern environment with beautiful surroundings.

OT
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The very best Devonshire Tea in Melbourne. There are scones and then there are Coombe scones! Delicious. This a beautiful restaurant with very attentive service. Highly recommended

OT
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food and atmosphere

OT
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Whilst we enjoyed our high tea tower. We had almost finished eating when I assumed we were not going to receive any hot drinks so had to ask. We then had our order taken after a few minutes but then waited a good 10 minutes for the tea orders and 15 or more for the coffee. We alsohaf no idea what was on the tower. Usually it would be described on delivery. Wait staff not really very friendly either. We have certainly had many better high tea experiences and ones with better value.

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