TarraWarra Estate Restaurant

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149 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
The TarraWarra Estate property is internationally recognised as the place visit in the Yarra Valley, rooted by the estate’s respect for sustainability and provenance. Our subterranean cellar door makes for an unforgettable tasting experience, while head chef at our restaurant, Mark Ebbels, with his passion for dairy free and sustainable cooking, creates a menu inspired by our kitchen garden and local produce. Whether you linger here for the day surrounded by native bushland and waterways or drink our labour of love at home, TarraWarra Estate always finds a way to leave an impression.
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BC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff fully briefed on all of the dishes added an excellent professional touch to a creative, inspiring, delicious cuisine.

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant in a picturesque location. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was wonderful! Highly recommend.

IM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely venue with some different items on an somewhat unusual menu but very good food

LB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, fantastic flavours, great location, the staff provided great service and had a very good rapport. They had the knowledge to provide an insight with the menu and guide you with an appropriate wine to accompany the courses.
A nice relaxed atmosphere especially after going to the art museum.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We took business associates for lunch

RP
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was innovative and delicious, worthy of any first-class city restaurant. The most outstanding aspect of our visit was the service. The friendly staff were knowledgeable, attentive and it was clear that they enjoyed their work. Despite the fact that most of the tables were occupied, the noise level was surprisingly low. We live quite locally and we will back with our friends.

CH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and the various ingredients.
The menu was very interesting and we loved the diversity of ingredients. We would have loved to also visit the kitchen garden - perhaps this is something which could be offered in the future?

GB
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have already recommended Tarra Warra. Fantastic restaurant

B
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love dining here as the service, staff, menu and simply delicious food are always perfect.
Chef Mark creates the most interesting and creative meals and the staff, led by Darren are always the best.

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

Love locally sourced food. A really amazing meal that was thoughtfully put together and beautifully presented

CH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic location, lovely staff, interesting and delicious modern food and great wine. Also wonderful to be able to go to the gallery at the same time.

R
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent - innovative and delicious - it was all dairy free which was great as I am lactose intolerant, but frankly, you would have never known the difference, it was so good. The service staff were friendly and helpful and the outlook from the restaurant was a pleasure to take in.

CB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This dining experience was outstanding. The service was brilliant. Attentive and informative. The food was beautifully presented and the flavors exquisite. The pricing was excellent. Highly recommended.

FS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed the meal and was so pleased to finally get to this venue and meal. I love vegetables and innovative dishes and TarraWarra Restaurant certainly met my expectations. It was wonderful. thank you

M
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food great service we had a great day and it exceeded expectations

KO
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

I wasn’t aware it was a set price menu and didn’t like the choices very much

KW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was divine, and gorgeously instagramable, served by the delightful Jade, who explained everything perfectly and was wonderfully attentive to food allergy issues. The wine list was terrific too. We’ll be back soon.

CS
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and impeccable service. The gin pig was delicious!

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is superbly presented, fresh & very tasty. Loved the mix of Australian & touch of Asian. Staff were excellent!

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely first class food and the service was perfect. We are recommending this restaurant to all our foodie friends.

TH
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with an intriguing menu, staff were happy to recommend dishes and explained all very well. Flavours were delightful for all three courses and our table of four all agreed it was a great lunch with great wines. Thank you

CN
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. It was fresh, seasonal and delicious. The service was excellent and I’m looking forward to another visit soon!

CH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food . Best meal I’ve had in years . Such clever use of vegetables. We had the set menu . So beautiful

JD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greeting and service were warm, welcoming, and prompt meeting our need to attend the exhibit at the booked time. The menu choices were varied and catered to all allergies. The food presentation and tastes were outstanding, delicious, surprising, creative, delightful. The setting, decor and views were comfortable, expansive and relaxing. The only thing I would change is to provide chairs with better support for the back - particularly the lumbar and sacral regions.

HT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The descriptions in the menu do not do the food justice but seemingly just listing ingredients is a thing now. Beautifully presented meals and great service.

TG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were absolutely outstanding thank you.

ML
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a delicious dinner with good service and a small sweet to share to celebrate John's birthday. We would have preferred a table with a view over the lake and vin yards.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exquisite. Service fantastic. Location marvellous. A lovely great value experience. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

AL
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My daughter said her desert was one of the best she ever had. I loved the venison and the trout was cooked to perfection. The artichoke side was very tasty and the the mushroom entree was superb .

MC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful dining experience, lovely wait staff, beautiful food, can't fault it. My only complaint is the fact people are walking past you outside and sitting in front taking away my view!

JP
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The ambience is great, the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable with the menu. However, we were very disappointed with the restricted menu choices, also the pricing which was expensive. The wine list was affordable and we did enjoy the Estate Pinot Noir.

r
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent but an interesting quirk .It was my birthday but I ordered sweets unbeknowns that was to be presented with a very nice slice of cake - which I would have enjoyed instead of my sweets. In other words, 2 sweets was a bit much!!

KM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Went to Tarrawarra Warra restaurant after the Archibald prize. Convenient to have the restaurant next door. The waitress was helpful but seemed very busy. The menu was hard to follow as only the ingredients were listed and not the cooking method or a discription of the dishes. We all had to ask questions about each dish.
The food was well presented and tasted good. The wines were very pricey but nice. I felt that it was overpriced for what it was . The outlook is beautiful and we had a pleasant afternoon.

AE
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow is an understatement, everything about TarraWarra was incredible, the food, the service and the surroundings made our visit such a special event. The food is such a talking point, innovative and creative with a taste that leaves you wanting more. I will without a doubt be returning to TarraWarra.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Very limited menu, esoteric selection of dishes bordering on cuisine bizarre. Very slow service.

J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a 2 course menu plus 2 glasses of wine each with coffee. We loved the presentation of the food and the dishes just tasted so fresh, delicate and delicious, the advice given for the wine especially the pinot noir was helpful and to top it off great coffee!

JS
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely day at Tarrawarra Estate! Staff were bubbly and attentive, and great food and wine to boot! Thanks guys!

VC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a group of old friends and we had a lovely lunch as well as time spent in the stunning surroundings outside; and of course the Archibald exhibition. A fabulous outing. Your attention to our shared birthdays with a yummy treat was much appreciated! Thanks

LM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Friday 27 September was a busy day. The restaurant was not up to its hatted status. We were booked for 2.45pm. It was evident by then that the staff were keen to finish up as quickly as possible. And we found the food a tad ‘tricked up’ and over sauced. Soon after 3.30pm, hordes of people descended on the place for coffee raising the noise level. This is a hatted restaurant remember.
The ‘YES’ above is with qualifications re: events and long weekends in combination.

DA
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I felt the menu was limited in choice.
Service was very good.
The home made bread was very good.
The olive risotto flavour was too strong. The trout was delicious and we all loved the artichokes.