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About Lake House - Daylesford

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.

4 King Street
Daylesford, AU-VIC 3460
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Dining style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian, Australian

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross street:
Bleakley Street

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$101 and over

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 5348 3329

Website:
http://www.lakehouse.com.au/

Parking Details:
Limited onsite Car Parking Available

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 44 guests
The Terrace - for up to 150 guests

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

Additional:
Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Lake House - Daylesford Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.6

Value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (67)
Romance (61)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 4 December 2017

Our lunch experience started quite well with very attentive staff and some pretty tasty food. However things went downhill rapidly when the staff finished at 2pm and we were left with a single staff member who was busy setting tables and preparing for the dinner setting. We struggled to even get noticed, let alone go about ordering the remainder of our meals. If I'm paying the prices we paid I expect that the staff will be their for the entirety of our meal. Very disappointing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

There is good reason the Lake House has remained such an acclaimed restaurant for so long. Had a romantic dinner last night for my wife's birthday. The 8 course tasting menu with matched wines is pricey but so it should be. The quality of the produce, inventiveness of the food, attention to detail and fantastic service is truly wonderful. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

The food was impeccable, and the service was outstanding. This was a real treat and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have some food intolerances and I have never been so well looked after, I even had my own menu printed for me with what I could eat. The flavours were incredible and the lamb sharing plate was delicious and an extremely generous portion. Would highly recommend the lake house.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
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·Dined on 21 November 2017

Beautiful quiet surroundings, visual landscape restful. Staff attentive, informed and respectful AND the food.....no words can describe the glorious bounty that we devoured.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Food, service and location all outstanding. I took my boyfriend here for his 30th and it was a perfect afternoon. In between courses we sat out on the decking and looked over the lake, which was so lovely. The degustation was incredible and they were very generous with the wine pairings.

Would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

As a birthday treat our lunch iwas very well received. Fantastic food, service and ambience.

The attention to detail and the pace of service was just right and complimented with a beautiful walk around the lake after the meal.

Fabulous experience thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on 15 November 2017

Was more expensive and not worth the food eaten
Defiantly better places to visit in dalesford
Option of either a 3 course meal or 4 course meal
That’s pretty ordinary
I don’t recommend this place at all

Tags: Romantic
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Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

The food was excellent. However the service was much to be desired for. Throughout the service we had to ask our water and wine to be topped up. It seemed like at 9pm half of the waiters left.
Very disappointing considering it has 2 hats.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience5
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on 10 November 2017

Was very disappointed on this visit, we had the tasting menue and was not able to complete all the dishes there was too many fish tastings to begin with and all were far too rich and no defined flavour stood out in any of these tastes we could not finish the chicken dish as the taste again was far too rich ,as we rose to leave no one came to see us up the stairs or bid us goodnight a very expensive and disappointing evening

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 October 2017

We loved it! The staff were just the right amount of friendly and we loved the food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 16 October 2017

Excellent food
Disappointing service, after waiting 20 minutes with no one attending I had to get up and ask for a menu
The wine list for wines by the bottle is exceptional.
But the selection of wines by the glass is very poor
I chose the wine flight to go with the tasting menu, this cost $80 per person and I thought the wine selection very poor.
The wine waiter rattled off a description of each wine as he poured, so quickly it was impossible to follow and he couldn't answer basic questions abo

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 October 2017

Awesome food
Friendly unobtrusive staff
Wonderful setting

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

Our dining experience wasn't very special at all, although the food was above average it was certainly negated by the cost. But by far the biggest disappointment of the night was the poor service, we waited over 45 mins for our third course of cheese and there seemed to be confusion among the wait staff as to what course we were up to and worse still there was no acknowledgement from anyone regarding the issue, not even an apology. Very disappointing!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

Great for special occasions and foodies. High quality food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 25 September 2017

The food looked amazing, the decor was beautiful, the staff great.
I felt some of the dishes looked amazing but I felt disappointed with lack of flavour .
The wow factor was lacking there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience2
Service1
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

My wife and I came here for our 1 year Wedding Anniversary and left rather underwhelmed with our experience.

While the food and wine were great, the restaurant lacked ambience, atmosphere and the service was very disappointing. Not what we expected at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food4
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Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

We had an early dinner booking at 1830 so the sun setting over the lake was lovely had a great table in the window
The tables in the window were a little close together could not help hearing others conversation
Food was excellent we had the degustation but nothing made us go wow !!
Service attentive everyone on the floor knew about the dishes the head waiter,somelier & 1 other waitress seemed to do brunt of work

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 10 September 2017

We had the 9-course degustation with the wine accompaniment and it was amazing. The flavours and the creativity of every dish had that wow factor, and the wine that complimented each course was perfection. The staff were so friendly and attentive and very knowledgeable about each dish and especially the wine. The Lake House is the full package- great food, wine, service, ambience and location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

This was given Tony's for Birthday celebrations I certainly would recommend this restaurant to anyone service sensational food fantastic a huge wine list awesome

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 August 2017

Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful location, great food and wine. I've always wanted to dine here and wasn't disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

Perfect as always

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 19 August 2017

A Wonderful, special, lunchtime experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 19 August 2017

Excellent tasting menu, highlighting diverse local foods. The wines to match were spot on.

A couple of the dishes were poorly executed (hence the 8/10), but overall it was ideal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 14 August 2017

A great setting by Lake Daylesford. Service was exemplary. However, the food/meal sizes were very small and the complimentary salad that came with main meal was very disappointing (just lettuce, without dressing). The house-made sourdough tasted wonderful...and helped fill me up (as the meal sizes were small). This place is perfect for special occasions, but may not be be perfect for those who enjoy big meals. There is, however, a degustation menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 August 2017

Food, ambience and service makes this place a must-visit and more than once too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 August 2017

Perfect, from start to finish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 8 August 2017

Thank you for a wonderful food you prepared. And a nice touch of birthday dish for my husband was elegant. Thank you

Tags: Romantic
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Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on 6 August 2017

Was an ok lunch. Expensive for what was served. Cannot fault service.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Loved it! Great service, atmosphere and incredible food and wine.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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Service5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 3 August 2017

Absolutely fantastic night at Lake House, from drinks on arrival right through the dining experience. Stunning views on a cold winters night, food was nothing short of amazing. Not the first time I have dined there and certainly won't be my last. Highly recommended.

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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 28 July 2017

Food was delicious, view was perfect, service was amazing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 July 2017

Just supurb

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

Nice special lunch. We had the degustation menu paired with wines. Excellent food and drinks. Beautiful presentation and impressive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Food was outstanding. Beautifully presented and crafted. We opted for the 3 courses with a side. We did not need the side, the potatoes were triple cooked, but they seemed dry and were covered in too much salt for our liking, wasn't up to the standard of the rest of the meal. My partner is Vegetarian and was amazed by the food. The wine list was huge, I had a wonderful Shiraz (I wish I could remember the name) Overall it was a special occasion and we had a special experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 12 July 2017

Great food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 28 June 2017

As memorable as we had hoped and expected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 June 2017

Our visit to Lake House was marking a special occasion, and now we are locking in the next visit! The meal was indescribably delicious, and each course just lifted the bar higher for taste and creativity. Two picky eaters at the table couldn't fault it, everything was so perfect. The wine list was extensive, and the service was impeccable. Lake House stood up to its well-deserved reputation, thank you for a fantastic culinary experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 June 2017

Lakehouse is amazing. It never fails to deliver. The food and staff are first class.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on 19 June 2017

Ridiculously over priced..never seen such small portions..definitely wont be going back..much better restaurants out there..

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 16 June 2017

This was the best fine-dining experience I have ever had. My friend was down from Brisbane and about to celebrate her 50th birthday. Couldn't have impressed her more if I tried, she loved the food, the wine and ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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