Laura

4.7
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222 reviews
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$101 and over
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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 222 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LorraineH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

the waiting staff were brilliant. we all enjoyed the whole experience.

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JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It is incredible, request a window seat if you can. We did not have this but it would have been amazing if we did.

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PhilippeB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding location, excellent atmosphere. We enjoyed the waiters professionalism.

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BernieB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We have wanted to come to Laura for some time and chose our wedding anniversary as a good reason to try it.
The service was fantastic, very professional, knowledgeable staff that are a credit to management. The food however was somewhat disappointing. The food was undeniably pretty but lacked flavour. One of the canapés was a duck parfait tart and there was so little parfait on the pastry all we could taste was the pastry. I wish they would rethink some of their plate choices as it was really difficult to eat the snapper main course in its donut shaped plate. We didn’t mind the tiny portion it was just so hard to get to it.
The room is lovely and the view spectacular but I don’t think we would make another trip to give it a second chance.

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PaulC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Visited Laura over the Labour day long weekend. We had a lovely experience over three hours with lovely wines, warm service and a great ambience with our friends. Overall we found the tasting menu to be quite disappointing. A couple of dishes were impressive but the fish was a disaster, over cooked and tasteless. I probably would return to the main a la carte restaurant but not Laura.

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vipGbrm
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here a few times now and it never disappoints. Great food service and ambiance. Will definitely return.

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Elizabeth
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff at Laura were excellent and the food was amazing.

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StaceP
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable!

My husband and I dined at Laura for 3 hrs and we loved every second. From the setting to the service the food to the wines the whole experience was incredible!

We highly recommend stopping by if Laura is in your travels you won’t regret it. We were early and were given the option to browse the sculpture park while we wait or alternatively be seated straight away.
Each course was better than the last and they were ALL amazing so that’s saying a lot!
Ever wine pairing was simply divine and we left with full belly’s and a huge smile on our faces.

We will definitely be back again!
Thanks LAURA! x

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YuriB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

great lunch, but at a very high price, so i recommend it for very special occasions unless money is not concern.

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NicoleW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
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!

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RoseM
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

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you - a wonderful experience for our wedding anniversary.

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EllaH
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!

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LouC
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

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yangs
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Thanks a lot

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MarkH
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!

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ChrisW
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

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SaxT
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.

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MazdaC
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.

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MelanieL
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.

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

Perfect place for a lovely lunch
Food drink and service outstanding

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

Perfect dining experience.
Fantastic food, wine and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Toshy
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.

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AubreyT
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.

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Grandad
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.

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SteveE
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

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KatherineG
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JodiK
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.

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GeoB
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

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Jillian
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.

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LawrenceRC
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!

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MarionS
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.

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vipPetale1
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Sidd
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

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vipLucieG
Toronto
10 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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

Did not like the food or the matching non alcoholic beverages

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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CatherineF
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

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