Dromana Estate - Cellar Door & Restaurant

3.6
17 reviews
$41 to $100
Winery
Only 40 Minutes drive away from Melbourne CBD, 10 minutes from Red Hill and Mornington main street. Our cellar door and restaurant is located within Dromana Estate 350 metres away from Exit 19 of Peninsula Link (M11).

WINE TASTING ONLY:
11AM - 4PM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

Come in to try our new tasting boards, 4 wines of your choice at $10. We are also happy to provide our cheese boards, $40 each, feeding 2-4 people.

LUNCH:
11AM - 3PM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

Enjoy a sit-down at our beautiful garden or inside the historical listed cottage restaurant to taste our simply but freshly prepared foods sourced from local produces.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL TO SECURE YOUR SPOT VIA THE APP OR VIA OUR WEBSITE OR VIA PHONE: 03 5974 4400.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 17 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.6based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.7
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were incredibly helpful. The selection of share plates available was excellent. Strongly recommend the charcuterie board prawn dumplings and the 2010 Blanc de Blanc.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beautiful on Mother’s Day. We were given some free tastings as well as free champagne and tea. I was even asked to recommend a tea so said T2 especially loose leaf earl grey but NOT the French one. My daughter said their peppermint tea is nice as well. We were outside (our choice) and it did get chilly so would choose inside next time. Anything we wanted was met with helpfulness and a cheerful response. We could not fault Dromana Estate on Mother’s Day 2021.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Crap : except the staff were very good : food was terrible : we did not eat all of main course as they were so bad :

Staff waived our bill : good on them

We have been their before and always good

Something is wrong with this place

Will try again but not for a while

CT
CathyT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

5 of us thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Dromana Estate Winery. Booking process was good, even when I needed to make a last minute alteration. Setting and garden was lovely as was the homestead, very nice atmosphere. Our wait staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. They were very conscious of the large loud table that was near us and explained they would be leaving soon. Good choice of food, and everyone enjoyed their choices- very yummy tiramisu.. the wines we chose were also appreciated. Definitely would recommend a visit, hopefully no large noisy table near you though 😀

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BevS
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

A very pleasant day in a quite surrounding to enjoy a light lunch. Try the Dromana Estate Pinot Noir an outstanding wine.

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PETERD
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

When we arrived they seemed to be disorganized and under staffed although it was not busy at that stage. The staff gradually got on top of things and were terrific. We enjoyed a relaxing time and the staff were great after a bad start.

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GeraldineC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We love the setting at Dromana Estate - it's a heritage building so is very authentic. Lovely gardens and vineyards surround the building. Nice in winter and in summer you can sit outside.

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BrianB
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Limited menu poor presentation barely edible food

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was tasty and good portions regarding pricing. The staff were very helpful with pairing wines with food and very attentive to their service. Highly recommended and will come again.

RB
RobynB
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

We were recommended by a friend to go to Dromana Estate. It was our 44th wedding anniversary so wanted somewhere nice to celebrate. We were seated and after a fairly long wait our drinks order was taken which did arrive
shortly after. We then.ordered our
meal and waited and waited up to 1 1/2 hrs. During thiz time we then had to go up to the bar to order another glass of wine. Got wine but still no meal. They were busy as youd imagine on a public holiday.
When we went up to ask about our meals only to be told the order hadnt even been put thru.

MA
MarkA
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice place. Service a bit slow but food and drinks good.

NS
NyssaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible and the menu confused and poor quality. A mix of Asian and eastern European inspired food but none done well.
The only positive is the venue itself is quite lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good wines and tasty food

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this place. It was great for a light lunch as we all shared cheese boards and pizza. Tasty food. Will come back and I recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were fantastic!

CK
CatrionaK
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Didn’t even get our table we booked. No one served us and the place was bedlam!

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful garden and fantastic food and wines

The reviews below were submitted before June 18th 2020, when this restaurant changed its chef.
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RussellW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and good wine, what more do you want ?
The service was great and we all had a great time..

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KathrynE
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great time but just needed ice cream for choc lava desert..

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was lovely. Food was delicious and so reasonably priced! Staff were very friendly and attentive and of course, great wine. Delightful setting also.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice inside out of heat and then moved into garden for a finishing wine later

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HelenE
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely surroundings, beautiful food and nice atmosphere!
We sat outside on the verandah and it was just a beautiful afternoon lunch!

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RobynD
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful experience & ambiance... wait staff very polite & friendly

KL
KarenL
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food inconsistent across table. Beef short rib dish was lukewarm and lacked seasoning, only 3 scallops on plate in scallop main course, although they were tasty, pork belly had soft rind. Salad delicious, calamari good. Had several waitresses, 2 of whom were friendly but other one a bit grumpy. Very noisy inside due to a hen’s group and wooden floors and we had cold air blowing directly on us. Price very reasonable but reflective of dining experience.

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rodq
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food and ambience
Service needs a little work though
In general a nice place with better service it would be very good

BB
BarryB
7 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most reliable and friendly places on the Mornington peninsula, highly recommended.

JP
JoPP
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely country setting. We enjoyed three dishes over lunch and were impressed by the quality of food and wine.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked an outdoor table as it was all that was available however the staff were amazing at handling all of our requests: first to add an extra person to the booking at last minute, moving us from outdoors to indoors as the weather wasn't favourable, then moving tables indoors to be away from a large noisy group, accommodating my FODMAP dietary issues and happily replacing a glass of wine that we accidentally spilled. Outstanding all around - service, wine, food and value for money.

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SoniaS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good service excellent prices for drinks at $6 each food was delicious will definitely come again

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere helpful wait staff. Great that meals are also available in gluten free options.
Possibly could do with a higher protein option for the vegetarian in our group. Cheese platter was great value

BB
BrianB
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good menu very good wines all at reasonable prices well presented meals and good service in a comfortable very relaxed dining area with garden views look forward to visiting again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and excellent value for money would definitely recommend

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HelenE
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our interstate guests here for lunch and they loved it! We all loved the menu and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended! Very good value for money too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The homestead is very elegant and beautiful. The staff at the cellar door were very knowledgeable and friendly. Love the Dromana Estate Pinot Noir.

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KazzieS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous lunch out with friends. So glad we found Dromana Estate!

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YooJC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a relaxing experience and the staff and food was great. And the outside scenery, especially the big twisted tree in front was a great unique view. Nice area to take photoes. Will definately stop by for food again in the future, when I visit mornington peninsula.

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HelenV
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A friend and I went for lunch and we both really enjoyed the meals and the wines were lovely too!
The menu has a good variety for vegetarians and pescatarians so there were plenty to choose from.
The venue is also really easy to find!
Thank you we really enjoyed it!

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TerryO
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was first rate
A thoroughly enjoyable day

JP
JoulsPapp
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue, great food and service highly recommended !!

CK
ChrisKoss
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was great as were the local beers and wine. Unfortunately the FOH staff weren’t really up to the task. Even replenishing water seemed to be beyond them. There were plenty OF staff, but just not up to speed.
Music was great and we would go again, but like many places in Victoria the food and wine etc is world class, the staff often not so!

FAQs

Dromana Estate - Cellar Door & Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 17 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.