Old-world charm, culinary innovation, and hyper-local produce...The Healesville Hotel in the heart of the Yarra Valley is always in tune with the seasons, making it a year-round fave for locals and tourists on the winery trail. Beyond the Edwardian building itself, the restaurant is a stunner when it comes to rustic and honest cooking.
While there’s traditional pub fare on offer in addition to some fancier dishes like roasted wandin quail and slow roasted berkshire pork. The menu rotates weekly, though you can count on just-plucked-from-the-garden herbs and produce making an appearance. Treat yourself to a hospitable and heavenly lunch or dinner at Healesville Hotel, it will be a dining experience to remember.
A 3-course set menu and no a la carte, all of them are quite basic
Food was lovely but only a set menu. Given no prior warning so had to pay a fairly heft price for a 8-year old to celebrate her mother's birthday.
We had a wonderful lunch here over the weekend. The food was utterly delicious, had the 2-course lunch at $55 which felt like real value for money based on the quality of the ingredients. The waitstaff were professional and warm and very much contributed to making our meal most enjoyable. Looking forward to returning soon.
It's as if Covid19 never happened. Everything up to the usual great standard.
Our restaurant of choice on easing of restrictions to 20 people .
Very well organised for all the new rules and regulations they have to adhere too certainly much planning behind this so very impressed.
Although it was only a small set menu it got the taste buds dancing . Well done chef !
The duck was perfection plus not to mention the dessert with chocolate sauce .
Our waitresses were friendly and helpful .
Overall success 10/10
Great staff, lovely open fire place and delicious food. Very pleasant lunch.
We were lucky enough to grab a booking for the first weekend after COVID-19 lockdown. So a smaller number of people and a smaller menu. All protocols were in place, the food was generous and delicious and the service attentive. Many thanks HH!
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room
Last day of restaurants open, only 8 people in the restaurant, meal was good but not to their usual high quality. Service was almost non existent. The server took forever to come for our initial drinks order, and had to serve our own wine because never saw her until she bought out meals, then like a magician she disappeared. Coffees in paper cups due to corona virus but didn't make sense when we just ate of silverware and plates.
Great Steak, excellent local wine list, our waitress was particularly attentive and helpful, so an excellent all round experience
We had a excellent meal at the Healesville Hotel, it was a Thursday evening and very quiet. The dining room is beautiful, reminiscent of the 1930’s. The waitress was helpful and friendly. We had our 19 month grand daughter with us and nothing was too much trouble. She was provided with a high chair and 2 large, white napkins. We had a very enjoyable evening and recommend the hotel.
The price of the meal (chicken) was far in excess of the value.
Excellent service and the food was served very efficiently.
I would highly recommend to my friends to dine here.
We had dinner on a Friday night which was steak night and the steaks for our party of 6 were all cooked exactly as we had asked for. One of the best steaks I have had. The staff were very attentive without being overbearing and they were also very knowledgable about gluten free food suitable for coeliac. A very extensive wine list. A great night was had by all.
Receptionist absent on arrival.
Chilled water would be better than tap. The meals were microwave reheats.The gnocci but luke warm.Had to ask for wine top up which was served across the person (not very nice if the underarm is not working)
Relaxing atmosphere, good and efficient service, food was great and good value. I have always had great experiences at the Healesville Hotel. I particularly like the decor and atmosphere of the dining room.
Service was very good. Entrees were outstanding. The main course offerings were not as good as the entrees.
Red meat was fabulous!
Chicken was average and it just wasn't special, as in appealing in any way.
The cheeseburger was delicious.
The gnocchi was terrible.
Service was meh....
No bread, and the olives seemed to be years old.
We were all thoroughly impressed with our food and the service staff were professional and dutiful. The only issue we had was out of a party of 5...one persons meal came out 10 minutes later than all of the rest-not a major issue.
We had 11 people and it was magnificent
All 11 rated excellent
Absolutely fantastic. I have coeliac disease and gluten free is imperative. They were helpful, understanding and ensured my food was GF. We all had a wonderful long lunch in the beautiful restaurant. Sincerest thanks.
Great spot, fantastic food - very generous servings and nice local produce. Highly recommended!
A return visit to HH for me. Have been a few times now and was as enjoyable as ever.
Great place for groups to enjoy food and drinks inside or out. The gnocchi and cheeseburgers are amazing! Highly recommend.
This is a delightful restaurant with very good service, great locally sourced food, well presented surroundings and relatively quiet atmosphere. It’s not too crowded - seating well separated.
Friends I have already told to go and I’ll be coming back with family for special occasions
Thank you for the experience
I have eaten in the bar area before but this was the first time my friend and I had eaten in the restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Loved the ambience, the service was excellent and the food was fabulous. I will be more than happy to revisit
Great value for a Saturday night, beats the long trek into the city for a meal. Food , wine and service was first class and I highly recommend the hotel. Will be going back very soon.
Delicious food, amazing service.. the only negative is that the food came out at strange times. Half of the table had almost finished their mains before the other half even received theirs, we had all almost finished before the sides came out.
Great BBQ in the beer garden on weekends. The Brisket was outstanding. Great vibe in the Beer Garden. Highly recommend.
Great dinner, 3rd visit and never been disappointed.
Nice food and good service, but they appeared to be unprepared for the number of customers as staff were over worked and the kitchen ran out of a number of menu items.
On Sunday, you had run out of Prawns, beef brisket and chicken- all of which were our first choice.
Brilliant food, great service. Can’t go wrong. I really enjoyed the drinks list, many great gins to choose from.
The food was expensive, the lamb was nice but the farro was not a good choice for the dish.
The service very average. Nobody refill our water. Only one person on the floor!
The gnocchi dish was not substantial for a main.
$237.00 for 5 people : we shared a starter and had a bottle of wine.
The menu was exceptional. All courses were absolutely fantastic. Great ambience and very good service. It never disappoints.
Beautiful hotel wonderful service very limited menu if you don't eat meat. Very little choice of side dishes and entrees.
We have been to this venue a few times and I took some people from QLD there for the first time and they were very happy with the meal
The food was great - the wagyu beef was phenomenal and the sides were great. The portions were huge and I think a family of four could have had what was recommended for the two of us. The servers needed a bit more training but seemed nice enough. Wine was disappointing and had an odd taste to it - I think they may put a chemical in it when closing the bottles maybe? The food was so good it tops it all to make for a great meal. We'll be back but likely with lower expectations.
Hard to recommend this hotel when there were 4 people dining, 3 received their meals (after an hour) and the 4th one didn’t, (it was fish). We had nearly finished our meal when his finally arrived, and unfortunately he had to leave early as he had another appointment, in other words he had to eat and run. We were very disappointed as we were looking to our meal after viewing the Archibald’s at Tarra Warra.
Healesville Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 199 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.