Lake House - Daylesford
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.
My God it was expensive, However, the food and service was impeccable. Would highly recommend.
Tasting menu was wonderfully varied and creative as well as delicious
We had a lovely meal in a relaxing environment conducive to fine dining. The a la carte menu lacked some of the meat options that were only listed under the tasting menu.
Excellent food and service
Wonderful experience. The staff were friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and helpful with our selections.
The food was delicious.
The setting is beautiful.
It was our second time at the Lakehouse and very much enjoyed it like it was our first time. The food was flavoursome yet delicate. The service was attentive and timing between courses was just right. The staff were warm and welcoming.
Great service, exceptional food and delightful ambience.
Second time dining here. I had the signature 8 course menu with pairing and it was perhaps even better than my first experience (very difficult to beat!). Each dish was faultless, absolutely delicious and paired beautifully with the sommelier’s wine suggestions. I look forward to coming back!!
Every mouthful was an experience!
Great food and ambience diminished a little by the service. Waiters were distracted by some loquacious foodies and missed our petit fours and some rose left in our bottle. Special occasion destination only given the pricing which is approaching excessive.
food was excellent , staff very friendly & explained very clearly about the menu
I have a dietary requirement that was catered for - the waitress made suitable suggestions. The waitress was courteous, service was prompt but not hurried. We had a divine lunch over a 2 hour period. Food was exceptional.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The service was attentive throughout.The occasion was my husband's birhtday. the staff remembered that and piped a "Happy Birthday" on tyo his dessert plate.
After lunch we walked outside and being a warm day sat on the outdoor chairs. The waiting staff came outside and offered us water. Excellent!
We had a terrific experience last night at the Lake House. We were greeted as soon as we walked in with a big smile and offered to have our pre dinner beverage out on the terrace (a must!). The courses came at a really lovely pace and were scrumptious, we didn't feel rushed. The selection of wine, was something that really impressed us!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
A marvellous experience. The decor, setting, and ambience were wonderful and the food was excellent. I must especially commend the quality of the staff, whose service, knowledge, and expertise in recommending wine and menu choices made for excellent pairings and a wonderful culinary experience.
A special experience for a special celebration. My partner and I dined at the Lake House last night. The food was wonderful as you would expect from such an
institution, the ambiance lovely, and the staff helpful and professional. Unexpected entertainment from the
kookaburras who also dine at the Lake House. I was able to feed them meat on a fork. Certainly added to the experience. It was delightful to go back to the Lake House and find fine dining is still alive & well there.
Made us feel comfortable and never were we rushed. Great knowledge of each dish and very friendly
Outstanding service and nothing was too much trouble. Made to feel welcome by all staff we met. Excellent explanation of all food and wine.
The food with matched wine was exquisite. Flavours of the food and the beautifully complimentary sauces were wonderful.
My husband and I had the degustation menu where he had the “Art of Vegatable” version and I, their signature menu. Our 5 year old had the “little people’s menu” and thankfully was able to withstand a loooong lunch that we all enjoyed.
Staff were attentive and friendly to us and our 5 year old and the food presentation was absolutely beautiful. Surprisingly the vegetarian dishes were much for tasty than the meat based ones and the seafood based ones were delicious.
Probably the best eating experience we have ever had - extremely tasty and perfect serving sizes. We were extremely satisfied by the end of the signature menu and very impressed by the quality and presentation of each dish.
Service was delightful, venue was light and airy (not dark and cramped like some other places). The view was beautiful with all the leafy green trees and the lake.
It is expensive but absolutely worth it for a special occasion.
We would love to come back!
This was a special meal shared with my sister from interstate. We both loved the tasting menu. Our favourite was the Ocean Trout. The matching wine list was just as good. A memorable lunch.
Every time we come in the doors for lunch or dinner the waitstaff greet us like old friends. Always the perfect way to start a stellar meal at a stellar venue. Utmost respect for the kitchen who manage to produce incredible lunch deg menus while managing to prep for what would likely be a busy dinner later that night. Will always be happy to spend my money here.
I'd heard about the Lake House for years and it was a dream of mine to dine there. It didn't disappoint. Friendly, unobtrusive service and wonderful food. A special ambience.
Incredible food, perfectly balanced. We chose the tasting menu and not one dish was disappointing. Beautiful lakeside surrounds and warm ambiance inside the restaurant. Sadly the service was very substandard and frustrating. Mostly foreign wait staff working in a rural setting extending their visas. Still, even with the service shortcomings I highly recommend this venue.
The tasting menu was exceptional. Staff are wonderful, engaging and professional. It was a great experience and you feel special.
Not stuffy only superb
Can’t wait to go back
The lamb dish was well received
The fish dish was fairly ordinary
The entree of octopus was pretty good
The “Baba “ dessert was average
The ambience was terrific-what a lovely spot
Superb service and delicious food.
Even catered to dairy free requirements and made a special dessert.
it was an Anniversary for we two. This was recognised by staff led by our excellent waiter, Chris.
it was a wonderful night. we had the long menu so everything on the food list was special.
good choice of wines
Several highlights- the Tasmanian confit trout, the lovely relaxed setting, quiet friendly service and the nice touches.
The moment you walk into the terrace the outlook and the charm just blows you away. The service was welcoming, natural and flowing. The waiter knew his menu was polite, professional and charming. The food was amazing, presentation and taste were equally divine. The amount of food was just right, sweets and coffee at the end just sealed the evening with a beautiful bow.
The whole experience from start to finish was amazing. Staff, food, drinks and environment were all of a very high standard.
Always excellent and never disappoints, our regular go to place when in Daylesford
We chose the degustation meal. Every serving was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were very knowledgeable and explained each course. They also explained why the matched wines were chosen. The service was impeccable.
We had a lovely birthday meal, the food was exceptional and the staff very attentive.
Beautiful setting and lovely food.
Delicious food and wine. Cosy friendly quiet dining environment. Very good and suitable for special occasions.
I have heard the recommendations over the years about The Lakehouse and had always wanted to dine there. I was really very excited to finally be going, I said to my partner I hope I’m not disappointed, I’ve built this up in my mind.
I could not have had a more lovely dining experience, the venue was elegant and comfortable the service impeccable. The food sublime. I had the degustation menu and it was a feast of flavour, color and presentation.
We had the degustation menu with matching wines. The wine selections were hit and miss. The food was presented exquisitely, however the meat dishes (duck and beef) lacked flavour and the meat was unfortunately not tender and a little on the tough side.
Expectations are high at $450 for lunch.
A perfect venue for a special occasion. Picturesque location, professional staff, stylish decor, extensive wine list & exceptional food. A memorable experience!