Lake Moodemere Estate

4.7
108 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Our menu is inspired by our own family gatherings, sharing food, wine, company, the beauty of our landscape and the bounty of our Estate Grown produce.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 108 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FionaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely wine, delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere. Belinda and Michael were gracious and welcoming hosts, and the service was warm and attentive. Highly recommended, + we've joined the wine club!

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, charming hosts Belinda & Michael who are both so efficient & helpful. It's our favourite restaurant in the area & we will keep going back!!

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were lucky with a warm sunny Autumn day, so everyone was dining outside. The view of the lake throughout the river gums completed the ambiance.
The entrees were excellent, but the main (a home style Lamb pie) didn’t quite follow suit. Deserts were also very good and matched with estate wines was a big plus!

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VickandMick
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great find, we were seated outside on a glorious sunny day overlooking the water.
We enjoyed the 3 course menu with matched wines and absolutely loved it.
Afterwards we enjoyed a wine tasting and were very impressed so joined their VIP club so look forward to receiving many more wines in the future

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nettej
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and friendly service - highly recommended

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared the seafood entree omg absolutely beautiful!!
Salmon w eel for main the same beautiful and well matched w wine

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Jethro
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A most friendly relaxed destination, especially for outside dining.

Wonderful staff, food and wines.

Also love the dogs.

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JohnA
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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GregM
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Rosemary
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and location relaxed and puppy friendly !!

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Tomm
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and location. Lovely staff. Great wine.

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SiobhanD
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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LindonJ
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

beautifull day so eat outside and except for the constant chatter at the adjacent table it was a perfect lunch.

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BradS
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great views-staff very welcoming and helpful. Some great wines.

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DianneW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Knowledgeable, fun and friendly wine tasting experience followed by a casual but memorable meal. One of Rutherglen's hidden secrets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for lunch or dinner on a summers days

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LynneN
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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GregO
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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StevenD
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Highly recommended.

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JohnW
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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DanNic
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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Tanya
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place , would highly recommend. Food was delicious and staff very friendly. Loved the overall experience

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CaseyM
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JeanetteD
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff and a nice atmosphere. Can't ask for more than that. Well done!

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LISAF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely beautiful surroundings and food was amazing, throughly recommend. Wines were also amazing

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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JojoM
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful gastronomic experience. Food paired with wine is a match made in heaven.

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KerryF
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, excellent service, great wine = a wonderful experience at Lake Moodemere Estate.

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ChrisD
7 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food outstanding, great views & authentic country dining experience.

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pram
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

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.

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JillW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Swig
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole afternoon was exceptional the service was first class as was the food

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ChloeL
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect food with a perfect atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.

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DebbieW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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WesH
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great quite place, great intimate service, food was very good but not worth the set meal prices.

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RobertC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.
Robert

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

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.

FAQs

Lake Moodemere Estate is rated 4.7 stars by 108 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.