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.
Tasty interesting menu with excellent service.
Great ambiance, wine, food and view. My only comment was that the Peach Melba dessert dish was unfortunately a let down as it was not very flavourful. Otherwise, I had a great experience and would recommend my family and friends to come/ have their wedding here !
Fabulous service - very attentive. Delicious food & wine. Great to have you open again
A most enjoyable dining experience. We have visited previously and will do so again.
Lunch is just brilliant... location, food, service
Really good food and service
Most excellent morning tea.
Vibrant place, peaceful, and relaxing all in one. Staff very friendly, and respectful.
Food delicious, and tried new things which was wonderful.
Iconic, historical building, great ambience, fabulous well throughout menu and exceptional service! 💯%
💯% great experience
We had a lunch for ten
Great service and value
The food was excellent
The staff were friendly and helpful and we even got a couple of upgrades for the birthday guests
For that most special of occasions, there is no better venue. The staff are friendly, utterly professional and most accommodating to special requests.
The setting is sublime.
The food exceptional.
My husband and I dined here for our 10 year wedding anniversary celebration. We were offered a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival!
The wait staff were lovely and very prompt with their service.
The price for the three course meal was very reasonable and the food was absolutely delicious. We ate beef carpaccio & tuna for entree, share the lamb shoulder for our main (there was enough food for four, not two as stated!) & we had the peach melba & salted caramel tart for dessert. 🤤
We have been to this beautiful place quite a few times now and it never fails to impress us. The High tea is spectacular and paired with the lovely sparkling wine is a perfect afternoon with dear friends. The staff were friendly, attentive, and actually remembered us from before the last lockdown which was lovely. We were made to feel very special. Can’t wait to book another visit!
We had the high tea. The food was lovely, however with a seating time of 2.30, we hadn't had lunch.
As such, the savoury content of the high tea was insufficient, with the majority of items being on the sweet side. This was very disappointing.
Having said that, the food that was provided was delicious.
Maybe instead of 2 scones per person, 1 scone and more savoury food?
Had a lovely Sunday lunch in the restaurant, beautiful food, lovely presentation, staff were attentive and friendly, highly recommend. There is outdoor dining that allows dogs and cellar door tastings
As always we were delighted with the quality & presentation of the meals.
Outdoor atmosphere in the courtyard was extremely festive; children, dogs, small groups, family & friends. Perfect!
COVID safe measures adhered to and we felt safe, relaxed and enjoyed our dining experience.
First lunch after lockdown with my new partner. What a lovely time we had. The staff were excellent and we were well looked after all the way through our meal.
The food was delicious, especially the tuna entree. Loved the atmosphere and attentiveness. Not in your face but just right. We could have stayed for hours. Thank you.
Another magical dining experience at Coombe! Blissful!
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.
Coombe The Melba Estate is rated 4.6 stars by 1062 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 reservations at the moment.