Lake House - Daylesford

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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Lake House, in Daylesford, prepares contemporary continental cuisine in its charming award winning restaurant, with a hotel and spa on the premises. The spring artichoke tart with burrata cheese, preserved lemon and crème fraiche and the kingfish carpaccio with spanner crab, jalapeno and green gazpacho make most welcoming appetizers. Some of Lake House's main dishes include the roasted free-range duck with coffee roasted carrots, black barley, almonds, pesto and elderberry sauce, the crisp pork belly croustillant, scampi and squid noodles and the vegetarian soft pasta pillows filled with herbed ricotta, goat curd, mushrooms and white asparagus, all of which are as beautifully presented as they are delicious.

For a sweet end to your meal at Lake House, enjoy the poached meringue with strawberry, rhubarb and caramel or the peanut butter, black sesame, caramel and banana dessert, both superb with a fresh organic coffee.
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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great dinner, chose the 4 course option and each dish was delicious. Cant wait to go back!

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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Very fine food. Great wine

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Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been looking forward to dining at Lake House and our expectations were well and truly met. The experience was like going to an art gallery, only you can eat all the beautiful works. The restaurant is charming, view fabulous, staff were lovely and highly professional. Altogether a truly memorable meal.

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Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exellent food with beatuful decoration. The signature menu is highly recommended. Good lake view.

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Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was an experience we will always treasure - thank you.

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Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's our second visit and it didn't disappoint us.
The restaurant is beautiful and so is the food. We loved all the dishes and they looked like art pieces.

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Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely love it here will be back

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Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Came to Daylesford specifically to dine at the Lake House. The food was good (not amazing) and beautifully presented. They were accommodating of our toddler which is lovely to allow us to still enjoy eating out at quality places.
Unfortunately we were largely ignored after our mains were delivered, sat with finished plates in front of us for a long time, not offered dessert for a long time.. Service and value for money not quite there for the price point.

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Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Spectacular food. Well worth the price. Service was a bit “cold” at times though.

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Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The attention to detail for food and service was outstanding.

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Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just exceptional, fantastic food and service. Just loved all. Price gave me a scare at the end, but well and truly worth it.

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Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, a wonderful dining experience. I took my wife for a surprize birthday dinner. Everything was as people and reviews stated, "EXCELLENT". A wonderful experience.

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Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has always been an excellent restaurant and it continues to excel. Really, really, good produce prepared with respect and a real understanding of how to give the diner an understanding of just how delicious good produce can be. The standard of the food is more than matched by everyone that looks after you in this place. The staff are exceptional. The design of the restaurant means even on the most miserable, grey, cold, rainy day it all looks beautiful. It is an experience to treasure.

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Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic delicious food and great service! Nicollo our waiter was very helpful. Food was divine, I can’t wait for our next trip to visit this place!

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Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at the Lakehouse Restaurant is a sublime experience and one that we always enjoy so much. For us, it is definitely a special occasion restaurant, but we love it so much that it's amazing how often we can find a reason to celebrate. The food is exquisite and the staff are attentive and knowledgeable and we always feel that we are the centre of attention when we dine there. The restaurant is calm, understated and beautifully lit at night and it's location at Lake Daylesford is beautiful.

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Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional food in beautiful setting

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Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here a couple of times and the experience has been consistently good. Staff pays a lot of attention to detail and overall it makes you feel indulged..
The food is beautiful and well thought off .

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Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! It never disappoints.

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Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We decided to eat the Signature menu and were so pleased we did. It is lovely anticipating the surprise of the presentation and taste of the elements making up each dish. There was a good variety of foods presented including fish,vegetables and meats. The waiters were very attentive and patiently explained each dish. I found very helpful that some things were changed for me so that I could eat them. I can't cope with onion and they were able to adjust dishes for that.

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Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the 8 course "Signature Menu" and we were not disappointed. Standout dishes were the dumplings and the artichokes.

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Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lake House is a wonderful experience. Our visit was a celebration of a very special occasion - and this beautiful place made it so, in every possible way.

Everything about it is a feast.


It is very expensive; what you get is very special indeed. I am very glad to have done it once in my life!

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Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wait staff amazing!!!!
Beautiful setting
very special
Food was very nice but lacked something?? It didn't have that "punch" that I was hoping for. It tasted alittle bland.

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Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

degustation all interesting food

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Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really good meal experience. Good food and service.

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Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have visited the Lake House every year for many years. Our family have decided to eat vegetarian meals to help the environment. We all walked away from the Art of the Vegetable menu saying that was the best meal we have ever eaten. Totally over indulged but totally in bliss.

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Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the perfect lunch. The meals were exceptional and well sized. Everything else was absolutely spot on. Thank you Lake House.

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Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accommodating with food restrictions. Thank you!

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Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing lunch. Great dinning room. Super tasty food. Perfect for our 10th wedding anniversary celebration. A lovely 3hrs of being spoilt. Would highly recommend.

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Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delightful in all ways. A perfect place for a lunch to celebrate a special occasion. Superb food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere.

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Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's hard, to sum up, this place without sounding like a cliche, the food is magnificent as is the location, service, ambience etc... In Victoria the competition for your dining dollar is fierce, The Lake House has consistently over the last decade consistently delivered and is easy to take for granted. The restaurant has never rested its laurels, has kept up with changing trends in food and wine as evidenced by the Sake served with the Hiramasa Kingfish and White Kimchi... exceptional.

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Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

First off, the good- the food was fantastic and majority of the meals from the signature menu were faultless
Now for the rest - the bad.
Undoubtedly the worst service I have experienced for a restaurant of this caliber. The greeting as we entered was terrible and unmemorable as we were made to feel like a number rather than a guest.
The service throughout the night was just as bad from the moment we sat down. Not once did the staff explain the menu or the history of the Lakehouse.. TBC!!

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Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was the star of the dinning experience,it was everything we had hope for. The staff were very friendly & helpful.

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Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal - great food and great service.

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Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing degustation feast - perfect for small delicious tastes. We did not match it with the wine for each and just settled on a champagne start and a couple of glasses of pinot noir.

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Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely relaxed environment for a formal setting. Wine list great and expansive. Meal delightful and service excellent.

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Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

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Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere, food and service were excellent!

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Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were attentive but not intrusive.
The welcome was genuine and friendly when we arrived.
We loved the experience

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Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ended up going with the signature menu and were absolutely not disappointed. The freshness of the food and the sommelier’s wine pairing was phenomenal. As for cost, it’s an expensive day out, but if you make it out to Daylesford, you might as well enjoy it.
Thank you for an amazing day!

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Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a bucket list experience where the service is as spectacular as the food. As a chef myself I was blown away by the attention to detail, care and passion shown in every aspect of this restaurant experience.

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