Laura

4.7
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213 reviews
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Modern Australian
Named after Pt. Leo Estate’s celebrated Jaume Plensa sculpture, Laura is the intimate, refined dining offering at Pt. Leo Estate.

Designed by Culinary Director Phil Wood, Laura offers a set menu that tells the story of the Mornington Peninsula. With the choice of four, five or six courses, guest are taken on a culinary journey that embodies the season and the region. View our menu below.

Head Sommelier Andrew Murch has curated a wine list to compliment Phil Wood’s culinary interpretation of the Mornington Peninsula.

AWARDS
New Restaurant of the Year – Good Food Guide Awards 2019
2 Chef Hats – Good Food Guide Awards 2019
Hottest Regional Restaurant 2018 – The Weekend Australian’s Hot 50
New Restaurant of the Year 2018 – Gourmet Traveller Restaurants Awards
Best Regional Restaurant – Time Out Melbourne Awards 2018
What 213 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.8
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4.2
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NW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Definitely a foodies restaurant! Some outstanding dishes (Potatoes!!!) and only really one dish that didn't hit the mark for me but my husbands Duck main gave me order envy. I don't usually like dessert but the custard fondant was technically brilliant beautifully executed dish. Service was amazing, that perfect blend of professional but still friendly and James the Sommelier really knew his stuff. Great night in an amazing setting and make sure you leave enough time to check out the sculpture park!

RM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience and it lived up to its reputation. Can,t wait to go again.... a dining experience

S
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you - a wonderful experience for our wedding anniversary.

EH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing space, views, wine, food, staff, wine glasses ha ha - definitely a fave
Thanks so much!

LC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic restaurant set in a wonderful surrounding. Excellent 5 course degustation menu. Everything was local and fresh and dishes were well explained by the staff.
We enjoyed a great experience and will be back again soon.
Great selection of local wines and prices was reasonable.
Staff very attentive and very knowledgeable

y
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best in best place for dinner, for sure will come back again.

Thanks a lot

MH
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great but not stunning. Other friends have eaten here too and agree. For the price there is better.

Not saying it was bad it was extremely good but compared to other eateries three to four star.

Table explanations were a bit tedious and toward the end of our meal we were joking at the overly explanatory presentations. Cut them down, a lot!

CW
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The duck was not overwhelming whilst the balance of the courses were beaut but it is too expensive

ST
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a very enjoyable experience. We did have some dietary constraints which we failed to advise before hand. However the staff were fantastic nothing was a problem and a number of the courses were adjusted to meet our needs. Will be going back soon.

MC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience. After wandering through the Sculpture Park to then sit down and continue to admire the view on a perfect sunny day & enjoy great food & wine was a highlight of our recent road trip through the Mornington Peninsular & Yarra Valley.
Phil Woods continues to inspire with his skills, flavour combinations and use of local produce.

I agree when he says he would never have put fresh peas in their pod on the menu at Rockpool, but with produce this fresh it seems right to see them sitting on the appetiser plate!

Definitely worth the drive and visit, excellent.

ML
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant and experience. Highly recommend Laura to everyone. Amazing food, professional and engaging staff, great wine list and unbelievable non-alcoholic drinks that will surprise and delight.
Of course the outlook is superb, and you can walk off some of the delicious food meandering around the sculpture park.

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for a lovely lunch
Food drink and service outstanding

LV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dining experience.
Fantastic food, wine and service!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it so much we were the last to leave.

T
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious meal with wonderful service and a good wine list. We thoroughly enjoyed our night here.

AT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

There was no one at main reception to direct us to Laura but apart from that the food and service was delightful. Looking forward to a return visit.

G
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely setting on either stormy or sunny days. Food is good but to much attention to creating something different without combining the idea into a satisfying dish. We did the wine pairing but this really struggled, they neither complemented or contrasted just left you wondering why. Would have been nice to be informed as to why a particular wine or drink was matched to a dish. Service was good, friendly and fairly knowledgeable. I did, out of curiosity as we live on the Peninsula, ask where the Westernport beef and Tuerong wheat came from, they had to go and ask others to get part answers.

SE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Arrived with expectation that Laura would equal our experience there previously , it was a very good meal allround but did not how the wow factor we were hoping for
Having said that we will return as it is a great place to spend an afternoon

KG
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!! Cannot wait to go back! Thank for a great experience! Could not fault it.

JK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gloriously inventive yet simple courses that left me feeling very satisfied! Service was outstanding & attention to detail impeccable. A wonderful experience which I will be sure to repeat.

GB
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food was lovely, but there was hardly any protein and I didn't feel like we got value for our money. The 'Main' Course only had 90g of duck. It was incredibly small
The degustation was spaced over 3.5 hours and it really didn't need to be drawn out that long.
I don't think I'll go back. I think the Pt Leo Estate Restaurant is much better value and dished than Laura; the degustation fine dining restaurant at Pt Leo

J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch at Laura. Remarkable food, discrete and most attentive staff. Spectacular setting. We wine matched with the food. It was sublime.

LR
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What can I say, just a delightful
dining experience. You would be right to expect something exceptional given the price and reputation and Laura and their staff delivered on our visit. A comfortable, relaxed and modern ambience, coupled with attentive, friendly service that doesn’t feel too intrusive. The food deserves your full attention and the wine and drinks list is so extensive that wine is not your only good choice for drinking. My guests all loved it!

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a lovely restaurant for a special occasion. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable, and very welcoming. Allergies were taken care of. The food is interesting and delicious.

P
Melbourne / VIC
19 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful location and skilful menu design and service. We chose the degustation menu. On the pricey side for what is included but it was excellent nonetheless.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the time you are ushered to the private dining area that is Laura you can only be impressed by the professionalism of all the staff. The food is served at the perfect interval and the staff know there food, a wonderful experience.

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stylish and special but not pretentious. Service and staff very welcoming and overlooking the sculpture garden is a real point of difference

LG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding in every regard, taste, presentation and quality. However the service was even more impressive, they made the entire dining experience most memorable.
Congratulations to all and thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

Did not like the food or the matching non alcoholic beverages

OT
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable and genuine, no faults! The venue itself was boasting with energy and very inviting. The food was wonderful well deserved accolades.

CF
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most wonderful spoilt night
The food and wine were perfect, the staff were so knowledgeable exp. about the wines.

My partner wanted to just have a nice special evening together and Laura delivered just that ....thank you

A
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a memorable evening we had a Laura’s. Beautiful local food prepared perfectly with excellent service and setting. We loved the mushroom consommé and the duck mains best.

ET
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great presentation without hi end flavours or textures

DM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A very pleasant tasting experience especially with wine matches. Quite expensive mind, but good value all things considered.

EV
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with some great hostess, which also give great tips about things to do in the surrounding of the restaurant! Also a late reservation and Dairy restrictions wasn’t a problem.

VL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted with a smile, and had fabulous customer service throughout our meal from all staff. Our waitress had amazing knowledge of the dishes and produce, including where they were sourced. The room was beautiful to sit in, with the scenery a highlight. The surprise birthday cake topped off our experience. It was a very discuss meal.

e
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Honestly, for the price point, the food at Laura was a massive let down. The service was excellent and the wine matches were really delightfully paired, but after hearing rave reviews about the food it was disappointing to discover each plate was nice enough but no better than any of the other fine dining restaurants (both in Mornington or elsewhere in Victoria) - either that or our expectations had been built up too much. Not a single dish was memorable or mind blowing. Most dishes were over salted (especially the mushroom consommé, potato, and snapper dishes) and the dessert (custard with strawberry foam) was actually quite below standard. We love that Laura uses regionally specific and seasonal produce, but this is pretty common place these days so no longer sets a restaurant apart. We don't mind paying decent money for good food, but given it was approx $300 per person (give or take if you get the additional dishes offered as extra courses in the tasting/degustation menu) we were expecting some bigger, bolder flavours and more innovative cuisine. If you've got money to burn and want a nice night out and haven't done much fine dining before then you'll probably have a lovely time at Laura, but if you're familiar with fine dining then we'd suggest spending your money elsewhere.

RB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service. Top notch. Couldn’t fault and this is what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

RV
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A special location with a special menu.

Too much explanation of where the menu was sourced made fora theatrical experience which took away the experience of communing with good friends.

$250 per head which only included 1 glass of wine is a bit rich

BS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall quality was good value for the price. Not pretentious but good flavours very well presented and conceived. Service very across everything. Their luxury transfer service was a god send and again good value from Blairgowrie to Pt Leo and return. The sommelier Andrew was very skilful in his service and even drove us home! Thank you very much for making my wife’s special day a great one.