Healesville Hotel

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$40 and under
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Australian
A bit of country hospitality

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.
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AP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was all good, I couldn’t fault anything. Pretty classy for Healesville. The servings are a good size, sometimes at these prices they are small. We ordered too much then couldn’t eat it all which was a shame as the pork belly and corned lamb was delicious.

SK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great people and service with excellent food.
It was a great experience for my family and friends

LT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, but you are paying for it. Check out the menu and expect every dish to exceed expectations.

KS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is fresh and delicious. Wine list extensive and varied

MC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Quite simply, if you dine here and are disappointed, your taste buds must be dead.
Everything is perfectly balanced, portions not too large, great staff, and styled beautifully.
There is something here for everyone!
We love dining here.

JC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Whilst the atmosphere, service (apart from one mishap) was great, we were disappointed that the menu had drastically changed from what was online, as one of my colleagues is quite a fussy eater, and was unhappy with the remaining options. In addition, we had noted upon booking that we were looking for the roast. Even though I booked well in advance, it was not until the day before arrival we were advised it was not available anymore as it has ceased. Again it's on the online menu still, and there was advertisements in the ladies bathroom another colleague advised. As the update was advised so late in the piece, we were unable to change plans as we had already booked transport to the lunch, and had arranged our day around the roast lunch. This was unfortunate.
So basically, service on the day great, before we arrived not so much.
I will say staff were lovely, food was nice, but nothing blew our minds, and were a bit disappointed with our starters. Mains were good, and the sides were good, but for the price we all noted that we had cheaper and tastier pub meals else where.
Lovely setting, and we will be back one day, as we all thought the food was good, but not amazing, and according to locals we meet later on, the food is normally above and beyond.

SK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely old building excellent table service good food

CK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Overall very disappointing. Food was not great and it was difficult to get the staff's attention.

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great rustic food & feel. Local & seasonal produce. Great wine list. Happy to accommodate our 8 month old for a Wed lunch session.

MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food! Charming service and a very reasonable bill at the end!

MM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered two dishes, the shank and the pork cutlet... which was recommended by other diners on Google reviews. Am sorry to say, it didnt taste good... at all. I am not sure if I just have the wrong taste palette, but these both dishes just didnt come across good. Perhaps other dishes taste better, I dont know but i dont think I'd come back. So sorry. Service was good though.

GH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Cosy warm room. Family friendly. Delicious roast dinner. Gravy could be thicker and more depth in flavour. Excellent service.

ZK
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Being as we are Healesville residents this is our ‘go to’ place for a celebration. It’s always friendly and welcoming and after 10 years I cannot fault one meal that we’ve enjoyed here. We love bringing our city friends here for a memorable meal and occasion.

k
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was great. we finished everything. it was a quiet day and we didn't wait long for our lunch to come. waitress was very courteous n pleasant and an ample parking at the back

FP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A popular favourite of ours in the Yarra Valley - been going there for decades! Great place to stop on the way back to town from the snowfields. Cornbread was outstanding...

SF
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for the opportunity to comment. The food was over-priced and underwhelming. The meat was chewy, hard to cut and not well cooked. The combinations of flavours just didn't gell - curry sauce with lamb shanks was really odd. Barramundi did not taste fresh. For that price, I would have expected better.

WR
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff and food. Generous servings with something for everyone on the menu.

FC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely venue, friendly staff but all five of us felt the food was very average (across 4 different meals). I wouldn’t return.

KA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great place, excellent service and beautiful wine.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely venue with a good selection of wine and craft beers. Service was a little slow but frequently. Have been here before and had lots of sides which again were really great. Food this time not quite where it normally is so potentially an off night for a good place.

N
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Weekend away with hubby and we stayed at the Healesville Hotel and dined there also. Was the most divine food. They even brought up our desserts to our room because we couldn't fit them in right after our main meals in the restaurant as they were of a more than substantial size! Highly recommend the chargrilled cauliflower - it was an amazing side dish. Both our main courses were cooked exactly to perfection (both steaks but different types), and the service was so friendly, efficient accommodating and informative - especially when it came to me selecting an aperitif gin to start with from their very lengthy list of Australian gins available! Love the local produce and how fresh and tasty everything is in this region - cannot get better food than this anywhere else in the world but here in Australia.
Definitely coming back and have already raved about the hotel and the restaurant to several friends in the last 24 hours since we've been back home!

JB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere with the open fire on a cold day. Very friendly waitress.

EL
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were great as usual!

JW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The setting of this hotel is beautiful. The food and service were terrible. The food was ridiculously bland and no-one even checked when I didn’t eat it.

R
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

we were unaware that there was a fixed menu (roast lunch) and were immediately disappointed therefore. When the main course arrived all of the components were barely warm and the thick slices of beef were cold. Upon request they were replaced - as they were now significantly less rare I suspect they were put in the microwave or under the griller.

KM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love it, love it, love it. Sat at the fireplace and was charmed by the local waiting staff. They knew their product and what we looked for. Lot's of group tables about - which made the ambience a bit noisy - but a lovely evening. The special - Rib Eye - was spectacular.

GM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My friends and I enjoyed our recent meal at the venue. We found the staff were happy to listen to our requests and provide answers about the type of food and the wines to compliment each dish. The atmosphere was great given it was a cold day.

SP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent service from young but polite and experienced staff
beautifully presented and cooked food with plenty to eat

DH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was exceptional. The dining room was warm and inviting, set out with bountiful autumnal displays and a glowing fire place. The menu accommodated our party of three, we ordered two mains and some sides which we shared together. We were well attended to throughout the evening. It did take some time for our food to arrive, so it was late when we finished dinner, and we’d filled up the wait with extra wine, so unfortunately we didn’t get to dessert, which I’m sure would have been amazing.

AP
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

This is the second time we have been to the Healesville hotel, and we were excited about coming back. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. Steak was grisly & chewy, chips were cold. Fortunately my Pork chop was nice. Not sure we would return.

SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Sunday Roasts at Healesville Hotel! We have been going there a few times every Winter since the event started. Fabulous service and food every time!

T
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Sunday roast on the planet Magnificent food and outstanding service

SW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Lovely spot, just found a tad strange to be seated with drink menus, drink order taken, then left without food menus. We do like to have a nibble with our ore dinner drinks. Caught one waitress’ eye and has to ask for a food menu. Just rather bizarre to not be seated with both drinks and food menu.
Food was lovely - found the service to be without warmth, but fairly efficient - overall experience, ok, but not a feeling of welcome, or wishing to linger.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit. We had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious and the service excellent.

x
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Great venue, but quality of food and menu selection has taken a dive since our last visit.

A
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

A few notes to make.
- Average good for dining (over cooked & very dry)
- Wine by the glass menu needs better selection, should have more local selection.
- Atmosphere is very dark and quiet, needs some nice music on in the background to kill the silence.
- Service is average, dumping plates on the table and leaving super quick - appearing too rushed even though it was a quiet evening.

m
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friendly, warm inviting pub and restaurant with great winelist. The food is simple but structural with fabolous favours. We had the chicken pate - with a hint of orange peel and deliciously light texture with Ricki's bikkies. The wood fired pumpkin with goats curd was yummy as well as the baked chicken which had been marinated in garlic and oil and wood roasted. The staff are upbeat and friendly and the whole evening was delightful. The duty manager even drove us back to our hotel as no taxis were working on Sunday evening. Outstanding!

m
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great old pub with lovely ambience and simple fresh food. We had the chicken liver pate fabulous light and delicate use of orange. Mains were pork chop and steak delicious. We will return.

SK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Fish and tiger prawn pie had hardly any fish and 2 baby shrimp no tiger prawns. Mostly potatoes and had no flavor. Massive amounts of salt could not save the fish. Poor service as well. Forgot our side dish and ignored us after we finished. I generally don’t pan restaurants but much better options in Healesville.

T
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

We had a beautiful lunch with friends. The setting was quaint and warm. Service good. The chicken was excellent, best I have ever had. Overall a lovely memorable day.

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