Laura

4.7
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175 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 175 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

NT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall a great experience. Only let down was the main (beef) wasn't a bad dish just not as amazing as everything else. The nori starter, oysters and the mushroom consome blew my mind, service was great and the staff really added to experience with their knowledge but more importantly their attitude and energy

OT
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, lovely people!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, wine, location, service and staff.

Can’t wait to go back. Could not fault it

CP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All staff at Laura were brilliant- the staff made the experience

PB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing room with spectacular views. Food was exceptional with lots of local ingredients and creative dishes. The staff were knowledgeable and very engaging. As Laura is a set menu with some optional additions to the menu you need to be careful what you order. We were provided with an additional dish which we had no idea came at $60 cost. For everything else the wait staff were very clear but for some reason this one was overlooked. Other then that a great venue for a special occasion!

AB
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

World class, luxurious but understated decor allows the stunning views and sculptures to shine, as does the food - lost for words at the presentation and flavours - five star. Exceptional wine list and service. Highly recommend.

g
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Laura was the best! Loved ever minute of it. Delicious food, perfect wine matching and outstanding service. Lily and Josh who looked after us were wonderful, funny and made the whole evening marvellous. As good a dining experience as I've ever had and I've had plenty. Do yourself a massive favour and get there!

MQ
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, wine and service. Paired with a breathtaking view and finished with a walk amongst the sculptures by the sea. Overall, an unforgettable experience.

GB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word: amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DK
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our experience was excellent. Highly recommended

m
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most amazing lunch last Saturday The food is delicious and you can see the care they've taken in preparing every single dish. The team is equally amazing especially Ainslie who looked after us that day! Keep up the good work Laura. We will definitely come back.

PD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot recommend Laura highly enough. The food, service, wine, venue... everything was absolutely stunning from the moment we arrived, to the moment we left. Thank you Lily for looking after us so incredibly well.

SL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Stunning - Phil Wood and staff are doing a spectacular job

AM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish our experience at Laura exceeded our expectations. The service level was incredibly professional and knowledgeable; the food was incredible. Honestly, the entire night was faultless. I highly recommend Laura -- it is special and a true delight -- do not hesitate to book in!

LB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Simply a fabulous experience with exceptional staff and food and an awesome location Win Win

PT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our overall experience was close to outstanding but one problem with the service spoilt our initial experience. We think something went wrong in allocating tables between the wait staff and 45 minutes after arriving we still did not have a menu, only some bread and wine. Once they realised the error they apologised and after that everything was indeed outstanding, both food and service. All the food was exceptional: fresh, interesting, yet not too "out there" or "try hard" as is the case in some other top restaurants. And a very good variety of flavours and textures. The wine list was extremely extensive. A stand out for me was one of the best dessert wines I've experienced. And the overall setting is also exceptional, looking out across the sculpture park to Westernport Bay. Highly recommended.

NH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Laura is a genuinely warm hearted affair, where all staff are genuinely committed to making the dining experience as wonderful as possible. The food is a superb expression of the chefs vision, the kitchen staffs' skills and the amazing local produce. We would recommend Laura to any diner wanting a very special experience.

CE
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phil Wood and his team have done an amazing job with the menu and the level of service to their customers. I can see why this restaurant is rated so highly and will surely be in every conversation when it comes to best restaurants in Australia. Keep Strong Laura and the Pt Leo Estate

SF
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, wine and service! Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Well worth the price, would highly recommend!

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Strap yourself in and enjoy!

S
Melbourne / VIC
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love a long lunch. Especially when it's this good.

Service is quality Oz. Service without subservience. A little mischievous and irreverent; but just the right side of the line. There when needed / never in ya face.

The food is fab. A series of tastes, never too little, never too much. Some creativity without getting silly.

The wine list is a revelation. You can drink seriously well without cresting three figures per bottle, which seems all too rare these days. And then, of course, you can spend a lot more, where tempted.

I challenge you to find a better way to spend a drizzly Sunday afternoon.

RT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was flawless and exceptional except our mains which we felt fell short in comparison to the amazing other courses which we loved. The wagyu was a bit powdery and was overpowered by the other ingredients and my fiancé had the duck which he felt was great except that the sides didn’t match the flavours. We don’t normally give feedback and our concerns are minor but thought it would be good for chefs to hear our thoughts. We still had a fabulous night and the service was incredible! We would definitely recommend!

U
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent sommelier, attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent service, friendly, attentive and caring. Standout dishes - nori tart, potato duchesse, truffle and mushroom, snapper. A little noisy. Good outlook to floodlit sculptures. Reputation is deserved. A great experience.

s
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the time we arrived to the time we left everything was excellent. Both the staff and the food outstanding. Looking forward to returning.

RS
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food,the wine, the service, the view....absolutely magnificent ! Can't believe we haven't discovered you before !The very thoughtful gesture of the birthday cake and sending us home with a printed memento of exactly what we ate and drank ( which we would never have been able to remember ptherwise ) was the finishing touch to a truly wonderful experience. Thank you Laura for a taste sensation, we will be back to see you soon !

SL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! From the minute we walked in our greeting was warm and genuine and after being seated the wonderful food and wine just kept coming. The staff were excellent very knowledgeable without being pretentious and made the day flow perfectly with little bits of information as we went along.
The food was without a doubt the star of the show however the wine matches were absolutely perfect for each dish and very enjoyable.
If you have a special occasion or would just like to experience what the ultimate fine dining experience as all about Laura is a must do!
Oh and the glass ware is just next level.

RL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed the fresh favour of the dishes and the enthusiastic interactive staff . Exceptional location!

T
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The panoramic views through the glass is a good backdrop to the excellently planned set menu. With the highlight been the potato duchess. I loved that every course came with a lovely description of where the food came from.

JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Laura was more than exceptional.

The scene was beautiful with the architecture sculpture surrounding the building.

The service provided by Ainslie and her team was outstanding and professional yet personalized to our experience.

The food was scrumptious. We particularly love the fresh oyster with lager sauce and Hawkes Farm potato duchess, cauliflower, shiitake.

We got to stroll in the park with the complimentary ticket provided.

SL
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and food. Most ingredients were sourced locally. Only downside was the cold and wet Melbourne weather

LB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were very helpful and friendly. We received some birthday cake as well, which was a lovely touch.

g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Where has Laura gone?

This was our second visit. Six months ago it was a fantastic and memorable experience but this time the food was very poor. Our duck dish was reheated and flavourless (and only 3 slim slices) and the desert (aside from being flavourless) had been sitting in the fridge for a few days. Last time it was wow and when can we go back. This time we left hungry and thinking we will not go back. For the cost you expect near perfection and food with flavour cooked to order.

SC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Could not fault it! Highly recommended!

MH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Stunning venue, wonderful service, fine dining at its best, expensive ,however a memorable experience that was worth the cost for a special occasion

KC
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful night, very friendly and informed staff, fine wine and delightful food
Hats off to the Chef Phil and his team
We really enjoyed our evening . This was our best meal ever.

GC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality of food, innovation and service were all exemplary

KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It is a great restaurant with fantastic food, views and service but it is not the type of restaurant to which you bring a 2 month old baby which cried much of the the time. It spoilt an otherwise delightful dining experience

AL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great modern interior with amazing views of the sculpture park and the sea. An intimate yet open space with attentive and down to earth hospitality. One of the waitresses recommended some places to stop by on our way back to Melbourne. Great food — potato duchess was the highlight.