Joseph's Restaurant

4
88 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern European
Offering modern European cuisine with an emphasis on local produce, together with over 200 wines from the extensive wine list, your stay at The Lancemore Mansion Hotel is perfectly complemented by your dining experience.

Experiences

  • High Tea at The Mansion

    A$85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy High Tea at Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park. Relax and view the beautiful gardens from our beautiful restaurant while we pamper you with our delectable delights on a Sunday afternoon. Large groups are welcome.
  • Yoga and Heathy Bites

    A$30.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 7 - Apr 30, 2021

    L.M Spa welcomes you to enjoy Yoga in the Park followed by Healthy Bites from our Brunch Bar, enjoy the serenity of the gardens at Werribee Park. 60-minute yoga session (9.30 – 10.30), inclusive of yoga mat hire and brunch bites included post yoga session 10.30 – 11.00am
  • Bottomless Brunch

    A$65.00 per person

    Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2021

    What better destination to reconnect with family and friends than over a bottomless brunch in the Mansion Gardens. Enjoy our Lancemore Lounges at the Parterre or seated under the Mansion Arches for a fabulous way to spend your Saturday.
  • Valentine's High Tea at Lancemore Mansion

    A$125.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Woo your special one to High Tea at Lancemore Mansion Hotel this Valentine's Day. With stunning views of Werribee Park Parterre Garden, let Lancemore make the Valentine's day a special day to remember in 2021. Price includes a glass of Mumm Grand Cordon.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    A$175.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Join Lancemore Mansion Hotel in celebrating Valentine's Day with a delectable set 4 course dinner in Joseph's Restaurant. Matched with premium wines, let us make it a special night for your and your loved one. Seatings are limited and pre-payment is required. Please indicate any dietary requirements with your reservation. Make the night even more special by staying with us as well. Hotel reservations can be made through the website or by calling us on (03) 9731 4000.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 88 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.4
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.6
Value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kristinP
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will come again but when our mastercard is in better condition.

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VL123
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and service. Surrounds are beautiful to enjoy after dining at Joseph’s

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GailJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience is one of calm efficiency. Tables well spaced and beautifully presented. The staff were all professional and very friendly. Food was spectacularly presented and delicious. Just the right size for a sumptuous lunch of 2-3 courses. Wine selection was extensive and my favourite was listed so very happy. Highly recommend for a special dining experience.

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SophieA
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic dining experience. Couldn’t fault the service at all. Our waitress was a delight. Would return in a heartbeat

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Roxie
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The snapper was so over cooked it was inedible. No seasoning on any of the food. The panacotta was so thick and not delicate at all. It was clear the chefs did not care. The menu read well but the execution was poor. Lovely wine menu and the bread at the beginning was lovely.

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MarkS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience3

Wait staff were polite and always on hand. The food was excellent and the ambiance and the views of the surrounding gardens and mansion were terrific.

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JeanL
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Avoid hightea not worth the $85. Could not fault Breakfast, Dinner and Room Service, was excellent.

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Christine
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The view was amazing (as usual). We asked for a table next to window and the attendants were flexible enough to help organise it.
However, Food were served cold with tiny portions. I am not sure if they worth for the price. Outside windows have lots of spiderwebs that need to a clean. The restaurant attendant asked us if we want to pay the bill when we were chewing our last pieces of meals. To be honest, I did expect more than this given the restaurant is known for its luxurious dining experience.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience1

Overpriced. Very few selection of food and some items are very bland. Main course was basically boiled carrot, potato. fish and two mussels. There’s no deco at all inside the restaurant. Not sure why you charge that much as there is no speciality. Restaurant looks like a room with few tables.

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DinushaG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Most overpriced high tea. What a ridiculous waste of money for $85 to get pastries that you could get from a local cafe. Terrible.

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LauraN
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Front of house/ Floor manager was really attentive and helpful. Excellent quality food, little on the pricey side. Help in making the booking beforehand was really appreciated.

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LeanneB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and attentive.

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LEISHA
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal, and they went above and beyond when I told them that the dinner was for a birthday. Food was amazing and well worth it.

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Wellfed
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and special atmosphere. It was expensive but worth the money.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked Joseph's Restaurant to celebrate our Wedding anniversary over a lovely intermit and romantic dinner and that is exactly what we got, it was so beautiful. Meals were divine, waiters were extremely professional and very friendly. Our waiter was very helpful with the wine selection and provided an exceptional service. Couldn't have went anywhere better to celebrate our wonderful day. Thank you to all the staff.

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CarolL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dining room with lovely outlook. Food was great & staff wonderful. Thanks everyone.

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Tc5p
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Service was little
The food taste a bit funny and very average

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Nige
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambience. Thanks and looking forward to coming again!

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

Beautifully prepared food which was just the right portion size and tasted delicious! The staff were exceptionally helpful with Mum who had a hip replacement just 2 weeks ago and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joseph's to anyone who wants to treat themselves.

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ElsaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Good location as the only formal restaurant at the Mansion Werribee;
A little bit overpriced depends on the food quality; good service overall.

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Rashen
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I made a special call 4 days before the booking to reserve a window corner table, only to be told that "we are fully booked tonight "..
Food was okay, can't say really value for money

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MKoloaF
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Partner and I decided to have a few drinks before we went in to eat, they said we couldn’t sit at the bar due to COVID but gave us an option and sat us down out in the foyer lounge. I was like, ok... as long as we can get drinks served. We sat down and there was no drink menu to choose from so how the hell are we suppose to know what you serve. In the 75mins they served us 1 drink each only. I saw waiters walking in and out to the outdoor court serving people multiple times. This put me in a bad mood! We received our drinks, my wife ordered a cocktail, it came out and for a $19 price tag, it looked like a glass of 2 shots of cordial with nothing else. No frost, no lemon, no care! Joke!! Bar service was woeful! For an industry who’s trying to get back on their feet - if you’re going to charge $19 for a small rubbish cocktail, at least provide a good service to make up for it. We use to come out for special occasions annually, not anymore - back to CBD it is.

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DorettaF
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great service!
We will definitely go there again!

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jord
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

The setting and the mansion grounds are lovely but the food is hideously overpriced, tiny serves and rather tasteless. And the bill for two entrees and mains $200. Fine if the food is delicious but it simply wasn't. The best part were the side of potatoes.

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Peterd
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Not worth the cost
The sandwiches were stale
Website stated view of garden and the room was dark and had no windows

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a wonderful location to take your significant other, I would definitely return. Note the restaurant is at the mansion hotel and spa (don't follow the iPhone Maps app). Head to the zoo and turn to the left immediately before going in the zoo gate.
Highly recommended!

Joseph's Restaurant
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi Ashley. Thank you for your lovely review...and helpful directions! Both Google Maps and Apple Maps do have difficulty with 'Private' roads around Werribee Park, so it is a good idea to keep an eye out for signage on K Road pointing towards the Zoo and Mansion Hotel. We are so happy that you enjoyed your lunch with us on Friday. Maybe try our High Tea offerings on a Sunday for your next visit. Looking forward to having you and your partner dine with us again soon.

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RickP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Our seats were outside and our 83 yr old uncle caught a chill

Joseph's Restaurant
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi Rick. Thank you for leaving a review of Joseph's Restaurant on our first night back open. It was unfortunate that due to COVID restrictions we were forced to use our outside dining space on the evening as our inside spaces were at capacity. We tried to ensure you were as comfortable as possible with heaters and blankets. We are working to improve that space as our business increases and easing restrictions will allow us to have more diners inside in the near future.

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DamianV
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food, wine and service were all very good. Our only issues was that we felt rushed through our meal, and the wine is a bit over-priced ($17-19 for a glass of red I find at the upper-end of acceptability)

Joseph's Restaurant
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi Damian. Thank you so much for leaving a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your night with us. We did not mean to make you feel rushed on the night and hope you understand that COVID guidelines have meant we cannot currently have protracted dining experiences. Hopefully we can return to a more leisurely pace soon. Our wine list is intended to be higher end and always changing, featuring some of the best local wines we can find. Hope to see you again soon.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our night out, food was great and staff where really helpful

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful night celebrating our birthdays, really enjoyed the food & service.

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BerylM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience great food and service would definitely go there again

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CeciliaY
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing. Excellent service. Would be nice if they have a la carte menu as well.

Joseph's Restaurant
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi CeciliaY. Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are taking feedback like yours on board and growing our options in the future. Our Autumn menu will be being served in mid March.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We finished all delivered.
6-course meal was amazing and very filling.
Great place for a treat Or to take someone special.

Joseph's Restaurant
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi JohnF. Thank you for your review and recommendation. We agree, Joseph's and the Mansion are great places to bring someone special for that special occasion. We hope to see you back for your next special occasion.

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ChelseaS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Very disappointed and terribly overpriced. Dessert was a piece of apple and a slice of cheese! Not very well thought out in my opinion.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

A tad overpriced for what we ate, but the history and the surrounds of the building was worth the price tag

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food, unexpected detail and creative dishes. Would love to see the next menu and return

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s my third visit to Joseph’s and I have never been disappointed with the food drink service and views of the well kept Mansion gardens.Highly recommend to friends and all who enjoy a special dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Went to restaurant looked at set menu and left restaurant. Have been to this restaurant before set menu and enjoyed food. Set menu was restrictive.will try a la carte lunch menu next time. Dinner prices were expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food, excellent service, and a waiter with very good food knowledge. It was a special occasion, and lived up to expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exceptional. Well presented and tasted as good as it looked. Staff were very friendly

FAQs

Joseph's Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 88 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.