Elm Dining

4.5
59 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Elm Dining offers the Alpine regions best dining experience. Set in an iconic heritage 1857 Victorian Cottage in the heart of Bright, Victoria, Elm offers contemporary fine dine showcasing local produce and winemakers.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 59 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Audc
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was set in a beautiful older style building. We were seated in a room which had 2 tables. The service was very good and prompt. We chose the 2 course option. There were a few selections for each of the course. After the 2 courses, we were not able to accomodate desserts. The food were very delicious and flavoursome. The servings were also generous. We will definitely dine at Elm again if we were up that way. Highly recommended.

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Leanne
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely, and staff were very pleasant. We would def recommend fir a romantic night out.

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Eliza
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food and great cocktails!
Highly recommend.

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Bridge
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and wait staff were very knowledgeable and friendly! Perfect place for a date in Bright.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and attentive staff - good to see such quality food and dining experience on regional areas

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JohnatanJ
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Love the food and the quite environment, very hard to find a place like this in Bright so we were fortunate to find a table available for our anniversary. I really recommend this place

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Guest128
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice setting - shame there was degustation but overall it was a lovely dinner and have recommended to others.

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MezF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Elm was lovely. Great food, great service. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite and will be recommending Elm dining to friends. Thankyou staff for an unforgettable evening!!!

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WendyJ
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Another lovely Anniversary Dinner at Elm. Lovely service and delicious food.
I would appreciate a table cloth to complete the package. And even though I chose sparkling water, $10 a bottle is a bit steep.
I do recommend this restaurant to friends and we will return!

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ShanaK
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, ambience and service were impeccable. A must try if you're in Bright.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting menu and wine list. Excellent flavours and attentive service. Slightly disappointed by size of my crab and macadamia starter - delicious but not quite enough. Similarly the side dish of green beans and peaches, while perfectly matched, was much too small. All other dishes were excellent and beautifully presented - so the small negatives were more than outweighed by the many positives.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with unique flavour combinations. Highly recommend the Degustation menu.

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RhysW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service, great atmosphere perfect for that adult date night

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KayR
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely old home and comfortable dining areas. The food was good but not outstanding. The wine was good and generous. We were disappointed with the service as some staff were unable to answer questions about the food and we had to repeat some requests.

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DaniDab
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, ambience and service! Worth the experience.

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JarlathB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We asked if they had a kids menu or any chips- abrupt response was NO with no explaination of what was the alternative!
We both ordered a meat dish and it was full of fat- mine was a porterhouse with no steak knife provided.
Very small dishes also and overpriced for the quality. You will still be hungry afterwards so Eat before or after you leave! Disappointing considering it is a fine dining restaurant.

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Winelover
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On entering the building I was in awe, I love history and the beautiful buildings it brought us. The staff, were so obliging and helpful. The food was delicious and I must add the chocolate dessert was something very special...the wines we chose, were of locals. Highly Recommend..

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RikkiM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great place to go and eat!
I love trying new dishes on the menu and the Moscow mule cocktail is my fave. Service is always top notch. Two thumbs up for me!

JB
JudyB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The setting was delightful, the food was clean, fresh and tasty the service was top notch, would dine here again.

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ness
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We would appreciate tablecloths and allotted one waiter for our table not just who was available.

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Dave
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience at Elm. Had the degustation menu and it was all fantastic. Located in a historic building in the middle of town. Make sure you add this restaurant on your must visit list.

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SuzanneF
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting in small dining area contributed to the gentle ambience. Service was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Spanner Crab entree was light and refreshing. Porterhouse (him) and Lamb Rump (her), accompanied with a side of mint beans, was cooked perfectly. Fairly pricey but we were expecting and prepared for a special experience and feel we received this. Definitely Recommend.

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Mexico
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Innovative food in charming surrounds. I recommend Elm Dining.

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PeteP57
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, excellent service, would highly recommend

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EimearK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The staff and service was perfect. We got the crab to start and loved it. Ordered the steak medium - was tasty but overcooked and definitely not the best cut of steak for $55 with a small potato cake as the only accompaniment to the plate.
The pickled cucumber side was delicious!
Opted for espresso martinis instead of dessert and would definitely recommend.
Overall experince was great - a nice treat! But disappointed by our mains!

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NatashaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Food and Service in Beautiful Quiet Old House. The degustation was a great way to try the menu.

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IanA23
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had an outside table on a warm night so the conditions were perfect. Food was how we remembered it back in the Simone days and service was first rate. An enjoyable night’s dining.

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BruceG
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place to celebrate a special occasion. We had the degustation menu and couldn’t fault it. Highly recommended.

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Wendy
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Too much fruit in dishes. Complexity, quality and portions did not align with price.

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LawrieR
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bright, Victoria, and going out for a special dining experience in one of my favourite place, just lovely.

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MichaelJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and service was excellent. The food was a mixed bag....the steak was superb and the bean, peach, onion and mint salad was also first class. An entre of dehydrated carrot with trimmings was disappointing.

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Excellent
Hong Kong
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly recommend the Degustation menu. It was very creative and filling. Service was excellent and prices reasonable.

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BecV
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Highly recommend the fig desert! Waiters were accommodating and attentive!

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Anag
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was fine not very tasty...tiny portions over priced .. trying to be something it isnt... staff bit odd awkward overall fine nothing special for price

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Bruce
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The degustation menu was varied and of excellent quality, although I do believe it was quite over-priced. (However, given the trials of the past year in the business, this can be forgiven!)
Service and ambience: outstanding as usual.

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MetteE
Portland
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked a table with 2 kids even though there were no kids menu. This was no problem cause the staff just made kids portions. Very good experience. Fantastic food and sublime service.

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Hayley
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was cooked perfectly and staff were very attentive without overwhelming. Not cheap but would recommend for a date night.

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DeanG
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the 3 best degustations in my life. Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely beautiful! Each part unique with flavour, aroma & stunning presentation. A great team of staff who knew their menu, yet also had some personality, engaged in conversation & genuinely friendly.

FAQs

Elm Dining offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5755 2266.

Elm Dining is rated 4.5 stars by 59 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.