Lake Moodemere Estate
We grow our own lamb, wheat, honey, citrus, eggs, seasonal vegetables & herbs. All our Estate produce is sustainably produced with minimal intervention and zero food miles in a reflection of the place it was grown and the people who made it.
Executive Chef, Jarrod Smith, has a passion for exploration and creativity. In addition to our estate produce, we source the best of the season's harvest, from far and wide, to enhance a vibrant, ever changing menu.
Walkabout Three Course MenuA$100.00 per personPrepaid
Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2021Relaxed Three Course Menu with Matched Wines Three courses designed to pair with three premium Lake Moodemere wines. Relax in the midst of the excitement of the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout by the warmth of the open wood fire. Sitting from 11.30 to 1pm.
Walkabout Five Course MenuA$130.00 per personPrepaid
Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2021Relaxed Five Course Menu with Matched Wines Five courses designed to pair with five premium Lake Moodemere wines. Relax in the midst of the excitement of the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout by the warmth of the open wood fire. Sitting from 11.30 to 1pm.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Liquorice Fennel & Peppermint
Fabulous food and friendly service - highly recommended
We shared the seafood entree omg absolutely beautiful!!
Salmon w eel for main the same beautiful and well matched w wine
A most friendly relaxed destination, especially for outside dining.
Wonderful staff, food and wines.
Also love the dogs.
Well. We were impressed. From arrival, to cellar door, to dining. The wines, the food, the produce, the knowledge, the ambience. Is there better? It’s right at the top!
Beautiful ambiance, table overlooking the vast lake/wetlands. Food, Melbourne high end quality and their own wines were reasonable price wise and quality. Resident doggies add to the relaxed atmosphere, highly recommend.
Amazing food and location relaxed and puppy friendly !!
Excellent food and location. Lovely staff. Great wine.
Had lunch here on Friday in spectacular weather, together with my partner and dog. We were made most welcome by the folks here and their dogs in kind. The outlook from our shaded outdoor table was magnificent, outshone only by the food, which was some of the best I've ever had. From the complimentary bread rolls and olives, to our entrees (I had the venison, he had the octopus) and mains (estate lamb / wagu). The presentation of all dishes was gorgeous; I'm not one to take photos of my food when eating out, but had to make an exception for these. We greatly enjoyed the 2016 Shiraz Cabernet with both courses.
I can't really think of what more to say to accurately describe just how special this place is. I could have happily sat drinking wine in the warm dappled light and looking at the view for hours. My only regret was being designated driver!
beautifull day so eat outside and except for the constant chatter at the adjacent table it was a perfect lunch.
Great views-staff very welcoming and helpful. Some great wines.
Knowledgeable, fun and friendly wine tasting experience followed by a casual but memorable meal. One of Rutherglen's hidden secrets.
Great spot for lunch or dinner on a summers days
A picturesque spot under a shady tree next to the lake was a perfect setting for a special lunch with friends. Our wine tasting was a great start, followed by an excellent 3 course meal and beautiful wine. We felt very welcome and relaxed with the easy-going and informative hosts. It was a fun day.
Gorgeous outdoor setting for some truly excellent dining. Inside was such a nice spot for the wine tasting - wines really yummy & owners happy to share their knowledge (by the way, yummy is my terminology, their wine notes were more descriptive!) Signed up immediately for membership and a purchase of 6 bottles to take away. Venison, waygu beef, fresh seafood and matching wines, great, friendly staff - whats not to love!
A wonderful dining experience. Highly recommended.
Country style relaxation. Don’t go if you are in a hurry but if you are not enjoy the country style and ambience and great food. We went for a walk along Lake Moodemere shore afterwards. All in all a very good experience.
We had a delicious two course lunch sat overlooking the lake right next to the edge of the bank. From our arrival we were made to feel very much at ease, Oliver welcomed us and took care in explaining our dining options whilst making sure we were happy with all aspects of our experience.
The ambience was perfect (it was quiet and peaceful even when more guests arrived) and the food exceeded expectations.
As a spot for quality food, locally sourced and presented beautifully, accompanied with a great selection of wines it would be hard to find a better alternative.
Amazing place , would highly recommend. Food was delicious and staff very friendly. Loved the overall experience
We had a fantastic experience at Lake Moodemere. Oliver was a great host and made us feel well looked after. The location is second to none.
Delicious food, attentive staff and a nice atmosphere. Can't ask for more than that. Well done!
Absolutely beautiful surroundings and food was amazing, throughly recommend. Wines were also amazing
It's the second time we've eaten at Lake Moodemere and it won't be the last. Beautiful food in a beautiful setting, you can't ask for more.
The flies were a bit friendly and the matching wines were finished before the courses arrived however that didn’t impact our overall experience. Food was AMAZING , great service, beautiful atmosphere. I’ll definitely return
A wonderful gastronomic experience. Food paired with wine is a match made in heaven.
Beautiful setting, delicious food, excellent service, great wine = a wonderful experience at Lake Moodemere Estate.
Food outstanding, great views & authentic country dining experience.
Sitting outside was fantastic. The food this time was ok - nothing to write home about. Service can be improved with providing cutleries with mains rather than asking for it. Wines can also be served on time -our entree wines came after the eal was finished and had to ask for it.
Attractive rural setting. Staff friendly , knowledgeable & welcoming. Would recommend Pork with black pudding . Wagyu steak cooked to perfection, as were vegetables. Side of crispy roast potatoes were delicious.
Wonderful food. Loved the use of herbs and spices. The crunchy potato and skins and were to die for (as a side order). Kangaroo tail soo tender. Good pairing of wines with the courses. Perfect chocolate pave desert rich chocolate great textures and not too sweet.
Excellent table service - nothing too much trouble - and I AM a bit fussy.
Afterwards we had the wine tasting and bought some to take home.
Unbeatable outdoor setting allowed to take a very long time over the meal without feeling rushed.
The whole afternoon was exceptional the service was first class as was the food
Perfect food with a perfect atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.
We had the 5 course menu it was delicious with great wine
Sat outside under the beautiful old tree would highly recommend for a dining experience
Have also added a 2 and 3 course menu for patrons
We enjoyed a nice quiet Birthday celebration at Lake Moodemere Winery, this has now become something of an annual tradition.
We decided on The Chefs 5 course selection. We could not have chosen better, all 5 courses, plus complimentary exceeded our expectations.
Our congratulations to the Chef.
Great quite place, great intimate service, food was very good but not worth the set meal prices.
Great atmosphere outside in the garden. The service and meal was outstanding, compliments to the chef and Oliver. Was a great lunch. Also enjoyed the tastings with Michael in the cellar door.
We were a group of 6 and really enjoyed the setting on the grass. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent, however the menu structure and offering was extremely limiting. It's a 2 course menu, with some small starters and cheese which are at an additional cost. There are only 4 entrees, 4 mains, 2 deserts to choose from but they won't allow you to swap an entree for one of the starters. 4 in four group couldn't find things we actually liked but would have happily swapped a starter for an entree (surely this costs them less and we were still happy to pay the set price) or a desert for the cheese. When we asked the waitress, we were told in no uncertain terms that the menu was in their opinion "extensive" and no changes were permitted!! The service was very slow. Only one of us selected an entree and the rest of us waited for food for 2 hours not being served until 2pm. Totally unacceptable.
Was a lovely afternoon, the only recommendation would be music or the seating arrangements. We had the perfect table and the view gorgeous however had a large table of men beside us and even though they weren't roudy at all they dropped the C word alittle too much and spoilt it alittle. But apart from that was lovely and will be back
We had no idea that this venue was there.
Went with friends that had booked for us.
We were blown away by the venue & outdoor setting.
Excellent wines & the food OMG!
Will definitely be a returning customer.
Spent 3 hrs taking in the 5 course lunch & if I had room left I would have done it all over again!
It is seriously that good!
Great job all.
Service staff were amazing and a lovely spot
Easy to review, memorable and have already recommended to friends and family. Will definitely return. And brilliant that as I was traveling alone with my little dog, she was also welcomed. And being a solo diner I did not feel out of place and was made so welcom by staff, who were terrific. I had the tasting with pared wine, it was the way to go. Food was brilliant, wine was brilliant, ambiance was amazing.
Lake Moodemere Estate is rated 4.7 stars by 104 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.