Laura

4.6
144 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
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SL
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality of food, innovation and service were all exemplary

KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

TW
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely Excellent!
The food and paired drinks were perfectly scrumptious & offered delicate tasty flavours, presented beautifully. Wait staff were knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and respectful.
Ambiance was lovely, tasteful decor, and beautiful sculptural elements. The space, noise level & atmosphere were perfectly suited to conversation with your table guests. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional.

MW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food, great wine list and a superb setting.

HA
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and spectacular view. Excellent service. The vegetarian degustation menu was incredible. Chef Wood is a genius!

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational Experience

C
Sydney / NSW
17 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We were vert excited to try Laura after a great experience at Point Leo restaurant. It is within easy drive from Melbourne and the wine tasting and sculpture garden are amazing. The food whilst inventive and adventurousness, could be a little bit hit and miss depending on your taste.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

No not really we found the fish and Wagu were over cooked. We ate at Polperro the day before and in comparison Im afraid we would return there.

AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Laura provides a very special dining experience with all aspects of the experience at a high quality standard. We appreciated the focus on local produce and growers and seasonal food.
We would recommend Laura for a special celebration.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent host and sommelier. We had one of the last sittings for the lunch time and had exceptional service. Did not feel rushed and were able to take our time and enjoy the view. The food was exceptional modern and we greatly enjoyed hearing about the locally sourced produce. The matching wines as well as the matching non alcoholic wines were perfectly selected with the meal. The detailed information on both the food and drinks we enjoyed greatly.
As a couple it was a lovely intimate setting with amazing views. Would love to visit again

T
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Obviously Laura is amazing fine dining. Beautiful food, stunning scenery. Phil Wood is a genius, and you get to watch him cook while you enjoy eating his masterpieces. The prawn with passionfruit was definitely a stand out.

It is definitely expensive, and can easily get out of control when you start adding the oysters, caviar, cheese plate and matched wines. Is it worth the money? Yes, but only because of the entire fine dining experience that you get.

e
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic night at this restaurant. The staff were friendly and very efficient. The food was quirky and delicious. Would not fault a thing.

KC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an absolute magnificent Sunday lunch with very warming & knowledgeable staff who guided us through each course & wine we served . A wonderful day!

WL
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great service. Decent food. Great for a romantic outing. Amazing view.

MP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined at Laura, Point Leo Estate recently with friends on the occasion of a birthday. What a venue. The dramatic vehicle entry gate is only a small taste of things to come. A circular enclosed courtyard takes guests into the main space which comprises a large casual dining area and tasting room. To the right is the entry to Laura - also set with a huge expanse of towering windows looking out to Western Port Bay and Phillip Island. Over 60 huge sculptures are dotted throughout the expansive estate.

Being warmly welcomed into a restaurant is one thing, but to be so by Ainsley - who one of our group knew from another fine dining establishment - was a real surprise.

Guests are presented with a degustation menu and a comprehensive wine list. Dishes are carefully explained with a strong emphasis on local produce and each one is a delight to the eye and palate.

The service is outstanding and combined with the food, and the views, and the sculpture garden, visiting Laura is a complete experience to be strongly recommended.

JM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic experience, one of the best meals I've had in a while. The service was excellent and the food and wine pairings exceptional!

AC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant to spend a long lunch in, absolutely loved the food and experience and and wouldn't have changed a thing. The staff were attentive and friendly.

CS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Stunning - could not fault the food or the service

PH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb dining experience. Outstanding and innovative food. Perfectly matched wines. Friendly and very professional service.

IK
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful scenery! Laura is a gorgeous restaurant with fantastic service. Our wait-staff didn't skip a beat, super attentive and very accommodating. We had a table by the window and it gave us a perfect view of the surrounding sculptures.

T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Laura is located within beautiful Pt Leo Estate, the restaurant has a simple but modern design with high ceiling, comfortable seating spaces and the beautiful view of the sculpture park.
The food is amazing with fresh local ingredients, even my 10 years old loved it.
Service was professional but friendly, we felt very welcomed at the restaurant.

S
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely exquisite food, service and view of the sculpture park. Loved the experience followed by wine tasting and walk around the park. Great to chat to the restaurant manager and the restaurant was quite quiet being a Friday afternoon. The only downside was a couple with a small child - not really what you want when you have travelled for a special $450 lunch, but no fault of the restaurant, just the selfish patrons. Staff did a good job of keeping everyone mostly happy!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We booked Mother’s Day lunch at Laura but from the moment we walk into Point Leo Estate, the warm welcoming experience began at reception and escorted to a glassed off dinning area.

Lunch was a set 5 course with optional add ons like fresh shucked oysters, Ossetra caviar and matching wines.

The food was delicious and not heavy. I also think it’s great how they use local produce. My favourite would have to be the Great Ocean Road Duck (Main) and Custard Fondant (Dessert). We didn’t do the matching wine but the 2017 Pinot Noir was lovely. We ended up buy two bottles to take home.

Staff are friendly and attentive but not stuffy. All very knowledgeable with food.

After lunch we wander the sculpture garden and enjoy complimentary wine tasting (normally $10 each pp)

Special thanks to all the staff for working on Mother’s Day, making us (and probably everyone) happy while you’re away from your families..

NS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent from the greeting to the wine tasting (we were early) to the dinner experience itself.
Food was excellent, service just right, would highly recommend. We will certainly return for a lunch, so we can also see what looks like (in the evening time) a wonderful sculpture park.

PL
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful experience of Laura. We live locally and will be back. Thank you

JK
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Professional, warm & personal service from waiters without feeling as though they were hovering. A perfect place to bring visitors. We were made to feel very welcome. Thank you.

SF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our whole dining experience was absolutely outstanding. Fabulous food, flawless service and an amazing venue, with those gorgeous views. The most outstanding experience we have had in a long time. You have set the bar very high.

RF
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nothing less than sensational can describe Laura. Be prepared for an experience equal to the best anywhere.
Take it slow, enjoy chatting and being treated t wonderful taste and exceptional staff.
Beware you pay a hefty bill for the pleasure

K
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most incredible dining experience we’ve had. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly & attentive staff.
The setting is amazing, the view a postcard & the food, wine & service at Laura was like nothing we’d experienced before. It was truly the most memorable & enjoyable day out we’ve had in a long time. It’s not cheap, but for a special occasion we felt it was money well spent & would highly recommend.

AM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I were in raptures over this totally superb dining experience. Enjoying beautiful views, attended to by knowledgeable, friendly wait staff, we were served exquisitely prepared local food, each course paired perfectly with wine. As the non-drinker in the group, I was blown away by the selection of delicious, creative non-alcoholic drinks which complemented the food so well.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

We found a worm in our dish and that was absolutely disgusting. Our birthday lunch was ruined because of it.

DF
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience! The menu strikes a beautiful balance all the way through, Despite being very innovative. The staff were excellent, friendly and great hosts. I can strongly recommend dining at Laura.

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