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Lake House - Daylesford - Lake House - Daylesford, Daylesford, AU-VIC

Lake House - Daylesford

4.9
4.9
807 Reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian

Lake House is located on the shores of lake Daylesford within 6 acres of country gardens that also house the iconic hotel and spa.

The dining room holds 2 chefs hats from the national Good Food Guide and multiple awards for it’s cellar and service.

A team passionate about hospitality delivers beautiful, modern, seasonal food matched with wines from one of Australia’s best wine lists. Under the direction of Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM, the kitchen work with great Australian produce including a raft of excellent small scale local suppliers and growers and their own Dairy Flat Farm.

The restaurant offers magnificent views through wonderfully large windows to the treetops and shores of the lake. Large expanses of outdoor deck also offer the opportunity for aperitif with beautiful views.

Not bookable

This restaurant will be on the OpenTable reservation network soon. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon, Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5348 3329

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Alla Wolf-Tasker

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available in one of three spaces. The Cellar - for up to 16 guests The Waterfront Pavilion - for up to 40 guests The Terrace - for up to 150 guests

  • Private party contact

    functions@lakehouse.com.au: (03) 5348 3329

  • Area

    Daylesford

  • Cross Street

    Bleakley Street

  • Parking Details

    Limited onsite Car Parking Available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 807 people are saying

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4.9
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  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a night. Was our 40th wedding anniversary and they really looked after us. Was so very special

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall a wonderful experience. Perfect in every way - the food was delicious and exquisitely presented, the wine list was extensive, the staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive and the ambience was inviting and pleasant. The views over the lake on such a stunning day were beautiful.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was amazing. Kitchen service was very disappointing. Table staff tried their best to keep us fed. Waited over an hour for first entree. Main was over 2 hours after ordering. So disappointed after travelling from interstate. This was supposed to be the highlight of our trip.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As we have eaten here before we choose it as a perfect spot to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary. The piece de resistance was a very personal platter which highlighted this. The staff were flat out however remained completely professional as would be expected The noise level was a little loud which is our only , very minor comment.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our lunch was perfection from the warm welcome the minute we stepped inside the doors, to when we left, with bellies happy!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    4.0

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    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Exquisite flavour combinations and delicious food. Portion sizes were very generous. I did find a couple of bones in my fish, something I didn’t expect in a two hatted restaurant. Service was impeccable and the surrounding very pleasant. We moved to the outdoor seating for coffee and enjoyed the autumn weather and lake view.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything! Great food, service and location. Highly recommend!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every mouthful an adventure! Individual wine pairings exceptional, our waiter Mary a diamond.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No thanks.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Satisfying dining experience in a beautiful location.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Without a doubt, my favourite place to dine. Always an exceptional experience.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food ,service and ambience.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Staff made us feel welcome as we were led to our table and continued to be attentive throughout the meal. A snowy white tablecloth and detailed explanations of each course added to the feeling that we were honoured guests. Each course was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Fine dining at its best!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the most amazing experience we had, highly recommend and would love to come back again, might put it on my girls weekend away next time, made my Belated 60th memorable

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There is a feeling of a special occasion Wonderful food excellent service and a great location are a powerful combination.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Attention to the smallest details. Wonderful experience. Very highly recommend..

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Lakehouse is a favourite of ours. The food is always creative and a delicious surprise. This time was no different. Paired with the excellent dining is service that is second to none.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely Amazing!! Perfect, table, food, staff we prompt and very knowledgeable of everything on the menu.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Just lovely! They catered to my husband's dairy allergy with no problem.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

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    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had lunch here recently and it was sensational, as expected. Everything was amazing, the food, the location & the staff were friendly & attentive. We had the 4 course lunch. There were choices for each of the four courses & vegetarians were well catered for. Everything we ate was worthy of a plate lick (I didn't though Mum, promise). We left feeling completely satisfied, not overly stuffed & best of all, we didn't feel rushed to have to leave. We will remember this meal for a long time.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an experience. Such a beautiful spot with amazing food and experienced helpful staff!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    4 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You’ll need to plan in advance to get in but it is so worth it. We went for lunch and had the four course meal. The staff were incredibly attentive and helped with recommendations on drinks that were refreshing for a warm afternoon. Each dish was delicious and we left after a leisurely lunch more than satisfied. We are planning a return visit soon. Go. You won’t be disappointed.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

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    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with beautiful surrounds. Service was fantastic. Such lovely staff. After lunch, we were served coffee on the deck overlooking the water. So peaceful. The staff made it a special experience for us. Thank you.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    4.0

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    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Many of the dishes were not that high a standard. Very expensive

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I enjoyed a magnificent lunch at Lakehouse last Monday. I had heard many reports on the venue, all good and was not disappointed in the slightest. I am a man in my 60's and have eaten in restaurants in Australia and around the world. This restaurant in my opinion is world class and a credit to the owner, chef and serving staff. the food was first class and the wines offered and served by personnel who knew what they were talking about. I would highly recommend Lakehouse to anyone.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu featuring local produce. Service is superb and staff are so friendly. The interval between courses are perfect. Environment is beautiful and the outdoor area is perfect for the isr who enjoy fresh air and sun.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was celebrating my 50th Birthday with a few good friends and they made the lunch very memorable. The food, service, and all round vibe was amazing. So very excited to meet Alla and had a few photos with her. A day we shall all never forget. Xo

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning setting and absolutely gorgeous place Perfect service

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food delicious. We had the accompanying wine with each dish. My husband can’t drink acidic dry white wine which seemed to annoy the sommelier. We paid $85 dollars each for 4 drinks throughout the meal. For us that is an awful lot of money, it was important to actually ‘like’ what we drank. The wine list was extensive but extremely expensive. There was not a bottle that we could see for under $150 and some were more than $400. That is a ridiculous amount to spend on wine.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined at the Lake House to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. It was simply a beautiful experience. The staff were so welcoming and professional, the venue and location were perfect and of course the food was amazing. Best of all, when we looked around the dining room we could see that every customer was happy to be there. We will definitely return in the future.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my husband for a special lunch - it was his birthday and our 10 year anniversary. The attention to detail is impeccable. The food divine and the service is top class. I mentioned it was a special occasion and our desserts arrived embellished with birthday and anniversary wishes in chocolate. So thoughtful!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So many thank you’s. Thank you, for not just catering to my dietary requirements, but making it an experience my tastebuds and tummy will not forget. For very pleasant efficient wait staff, there when needed inconspicuous at all times. For making an occasion feel important without embarrassment, for supplying the perfect blend of occasion and informality. For making the difficult appear easy. For compassion when our plans were upended. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best dining experiences I have been to in a long time - certainly looking forward to going back when I I am back in Daylesford Highly recommend this restaurant!!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our expectations were high based on price per head ($175 4 courses excl wine) and Alla Wolf-Taskers reputation-after all, that's why we were there. Three or more choices per course still made it hard. Ideally, go in a group of 3-4 so you can all taste each other's.The depth of flavours in each of the courses meant small mouthfuls savoured slowly was essential. As someone who doesn't eat a lot of salt, the main (course 3) of lamb was too highly seasoned for me. Must order: The Apricot dessert.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable 20/10

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every mouthful of our dining experience was delicious. Perfectly balanced and seasoned. The service was attentive and considerate. The atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable. Great for a special occasion or just to spoil your self.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    3 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing foods… just enjoy every single bite and dishes

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Serene setting for a quiet romantic lunch with exceptional food on display in a set lunch menu. Extra touches added to advertised menu. Flexible- allowing final course to move to library for drinks with an in-house guest added to the top experience.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

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    5.0

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    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has been on my Food Bucket List for quite some time and now I wonder why I waited. Amazing attention to detail and outstanding food/service. Do yourself a favour.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fine dining at its best! We were waited on from the moment we walked in to when we left! Bespoke menu for the day based on local garden produce. Amazing quality of food….a real dining experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lake House - Daylesford is rated 4.9 stars by 807 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant will be on the OpenTable reservation network soon. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bleakley Street

  • Area

    Daylesford

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon, Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Australian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Limited onsite Car Parking Available

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alla Wolf-Tasker

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 5348 3329

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available in one of three spaces. The Cellar - for up to 16 guests The Waterfront Pavilion - for up to 40 guests The Terrace - for up to 150 guests

  • Private party contact

    functions@lakehouse.com.au: (03) 5348 3329

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