Graceburn Cellar Door & Bistro

4.9
54 reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro
Graceburn Bistro is our take on the modern Australian Bistro.

Chef Kate Kilsby brings a fresh approach with a strong focus on sustainability, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and bold flavours. Our Bistro menu is exclusively a Feed Me set menu. We highly advise that you notify us of dietary requirements with every booking.

Our wine list includes current release and museum offerings of Mac Forbes wines, plus an extensive Friends List that is specially curated by our Bistro team featuring wines from both here and abroad.

Graceburn Bistro is open for dinner with our Feed Me menu on Thursday at $50pp, plus Friday and Saturday nights at $70pp - don't forget you can hire the venue for private use!

Outside of Bistro hours, the space operates as a wine bar and cellar door for Mac Forbes Wines. Pop down for a flight and a bite Thursday to Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

If your group is larger than 4 people, please call to book direct.

Experiences

  • Graceburn "Feed Me!" Experience - $70pp

    A$70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for the Graceburn "Feed Me!" Experience. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy our set menu at $70pp, designed weekly by our fabulous Chef Kate Kilsby. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements, and we will take care of the rest!

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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 54 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
Service
4.8
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4.6
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Anniebb
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly, attentive service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, beautiful service, super cool music playlist fantastic wine. Awesome for a relaxing date night.

GB
GillB
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The total experience was fantastic, Kate’s food just gets better, more innovative and down right delicious. Emma is a delightful front of house, eyes everywhere and terrific suggestions on matching wines.
Good for a light meal and great for a special event, a birthday in this case.
10/10 again Graceburn.

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NathanW
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was amazing. We were lucky enough to have Mac Forbes there helping out on an understaffed night, and our experience was very helpful and personal.

We were recommended many different wines, all with suggestions based on our previous favourites, and you could tell lots of care went into the decision.

The food was delicious also, overall we just didn't really want the experience to end.

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OneOfTheGoodKarens
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food (and catered for dietary requirements) was superb and plenty of it. The team were friendly and didn't rush you like some other restaurants during these covid times. It was perfect food with perfect timing of delivery for each course. Definitely a surprising little find which I highly recommend.

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HayleyB
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly we had the best experience here! Service was fantastic and personal food was phenomenal and a great amount for the price point. We will be recommending to all our friends and family for a fancy dinner out to go here!!

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ReneeV
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Grace Burn experience was an absolute pleasure!! Loved everything from start to finish .
The pairing of flavors was like nothing i had experienced before and i have dined A Lot!
The adaptation to the main for our pescaterian palate was highly enjoyed and a real surprise. Highly recommend!!

KH
KarynH
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited after the recent Melbourne lockdown so they had ramped up to full from nil. Amazing quality and value. A fabulous find for an intimate dinner in the country!

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Craig
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic value and generous/excellent matching wines.

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Angela
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience in Healsville! strongly recommend and will visit again!

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GillB
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine, lovely service, good ambience- what’s not to love. We are regulars because it works for us every time. Try it and relax into the local feel

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great! Food was delicious! Great value for what we have paid for.

GB
GillB
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Graceburn, it is the perfect local restaurant, with interesting food, beautifully prepared by Kate. The service is always attentive and the wines are terrific and work so well with the food. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Mac Forbes took the time to chat to us personally about the wines which was an amazing touch and really appreciated :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely time at Graceburn where we chose to have dinner while on our short trip to the Yarra Valley. The food was exquisite and we could tell how much love and care was taken in preparing it. Service was friendly. Had the Feed Me option which I believe was good value though would have maybe preferred a little more protein for the main (might not have been enough for 2 people).

Would definitely come back!

KH
vipKirstyH
Melbourne
15 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Graceburn Cellar door and bistro is a hidden grm. It was unique, homely and welcoming. The fresh produce with talented chef behind the wheel takes the food to another level. The restaurant is run by a small team that’s packs a punch, nothing was missed and the overall experience was exceptional. I will definitely be returning for some more of Graceburn.

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vipSEJ1964
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine, service and ambience!

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ANDREWL
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Service great wine and interesting tastes. Will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, wine and service was exceptional. Loved the music and atmosphere they created. Can’t wait to go again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great little find in Healesville. Such a great way to break our iso-dining drought.

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AllisonS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Should We/Shouldn't We? Review. So... I was a bit nervous as Covid numbers in Victoria started to spike - did I want to keep my booking for my son's birthday? After a frank discussion with Matt about our seating, the restaurants cleaning/distancing procedures and his kind patience and understanding, we kept our booking. We were given a private table in a separate upstairs area which is beautifully set out with a cozy wooden table (large enough for at least 10), maps of wine regions and a wall of wine racking. Our set menu had fresh Tassie Oysters with finger lime, an amazing mussel and Jerusalem artichoke salad, the most melt-in-your mouth pork loin with brussel sprouts and then a perfectly poached pear. Sounds simple, but the fresh bread and miso butter was so delicious, we could have just had that. All the staff there are knowledgeable and friendly and the food is pretty special.

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Ange
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Warm welcome made us feel right at home on a chilly Saturday afternoon. Atmosphere and service was great, food portions perfectly adequate for a lunchtime meal (be sure and try the meatballs - delicious), and the wine was enjoyable (try the house sparkling). Worth making the effort to come out for a casual lunch with friends or as a couple. Will be booking in for dinner in sometime to try out the dinner menu.

CM
CarolineM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Personal and calm. Lovely environment for a catch up with friends.

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Rochelle
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and great social distancing. Thanks to the tread for a great day

GB
GillB
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good to be back “live” at Graceburn Bistro, the Feed Me menu worked a treat, Kate is a fantastic and creative chef and the service and wine suggestions from Matt were excellent. A fun night was had by us all

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks crew - well done

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JimH
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Rump cap was ok, wasn't the best dish. All in all it was nice to get out.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Matt was attentive and introduction to wineS served was excellent . We like the food combinations put together by Kate. Would come back for more . Very happy !

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Tansy
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

fresh vibrant food we shared with friends , staff attentive friendly , colourful detailed wine descriptions and wine makers on hand to talk with

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious well prepared meals. The menu is limited in size but should please everyone. I had garfish expertly pan fried that reminded me of Italy. My wife had a delicious pork chop with cherries and pickled onions. We shared a fabulous heirloom tomato and ricotta salad. Will definitely be back

DC
DavidC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent fresh local food prepared with love. Interesting and tasty wines delivered by knowledgeable and relaxed waters. A lovely way to spend an evening in Healesville.

MP
MatteoP
Melbourne
10 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group of 6 people had a lovely dinner hightled by fresh produce. The 'feed me' menu was great value and well balanced. Service was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. A great selection of Mac Forbes wines added to the experience. We'll be back!

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MeganH
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing feed me option which was extremely good value.

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MalcolmC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The limited (very) menu suggests that the restaurant intends to do those dishes very well, which is a legitimate strategy. However, you have to make sure the food presented is exceptional and, sadly, it wasn't. The beef option was basically tough and the vegetarian option (these were the only two mains on offer) simply wasn't appealing. Overall disappointing.

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kaym
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great service.
Would highly recommend.

HM
HaydenM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service in an intimate and welcoming space. Food was delicious and fresh with amazing wines from Mac Forbes & friends.

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vipSashaH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked after reading a recent review in The Age. Well worth it. Delightful food and wine. Will be making a special trip to dine here again.

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HelenC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So so good - such a refreshing change to have somewhere new and excellent to dine out in Healesville. Massive congrats to Mac, chef and the whole FOH team, it was all superb and we will be back and soon!

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CarleeV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! Service always on point, fabulous wine and a small but always incredible menu.

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GraceG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful experience , lovely food and very enjoyable experience, highly recommend if you can get to Healesville

FAQs

Graceburn Cellar Door & Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 54 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.