TarraWarra Estate Restaurant

4.6
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$41 to $100
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.6
Ambience
4.3
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DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the venue. Great food, lovely ambience all round. Service was great, staff very friendly and informative. Cannot wait to go back.

AS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

A beautifully sited restaurant in the Yarra valley. The food was interesting using fresh ingredients, although some of the vegetables were past their best ie complementary hummus veg and potato. Bread delicious.

D
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

One of my favorite places in Yarra Valley, gorgeous venue with absolutely great wine and views. Food is excellent, desserts could be better though. I'll always return back for more

PM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food
Interesting ingredients enjoyed.

KR
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got married here 3 years ago and go back for our wedding anniversary each year. The staff always greet us by name and welcome us back with open arms. The food and service are sensatial and I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful place.

EH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has been on both occasions we have dined a wonderful experience. The food is really beautifully presented and delicious. The waitstaff are expert at describing the complexities of the dishes and a really great source of information regarding choice.
Highly recommended on all levels

g
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall it is a very good and enjoyable experience ,the food is always delicious and innovative. My only real misgiving is that the wines are very expensive for what they are.

NP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment you turn into the drive you feel special.
Each corner offers a vista to savour.
The restaurant was near capacity but the atmosphere beckoned you to sit back and enjoy yourself.
We were welcomed warmly and led thru the menu for the day.
Very interesting and tasty food, with estate wines to match...
We will be back, if only to enjoy a glass and platter under the peppercorns... worth a trip in themselves

L
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch here, couldn’t fault the service. The food was delicious and innovative. Definitely will be coming again.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Innovative menu in a small and sophisticated restaurant in beautiful surroundings.

KF
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was lovely the ambiance was perfect.
Our waitress Ash was on point friendly but not too friendly, her manner and her service was an experience and truly a professional an experience I had not enjoyed in sometime.

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

Tantalising innovative cuisine, wonderful wine and beautiful vistas. I have been there on numerous occasions and the menu on offer never disappoints, but keeps getting better. Superb vegan desserts.

LD
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was at TarraWarra Estate for a lunch with colleagues. The decor, food and staff were excellent. I would definitely come back again!

MS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Mains took way too long to come out- 2 hours we were there

CV
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant represents quality on every level.
This was our first time, celebrating my husbands birthday last Thursday for lunch. The wait staff were professional whilst maintaining a friendly disposition and had a real understanding of all food on the menu.
Every morsel was amazingly delicious and incredibly creative.
It was really some of the best food we have had.
We had the pleasure in meeting the chef and were given the opportunity to express our gratitude.
We plan in celebrating my birthday in February, the only problem is limiting my guests to 8!
Thank you for a wonderful food experience!

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous estate, amazing food, lovely staff and very well priced!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience with exceptional food and delicious wines. I made a wrong choice with my main course and the staff realising - without comment from me, were insistent on replacing it with something else of my choice. Exceptional service. Thank you Tarrawarra

MK
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Foodie heaven

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the time we arrived we were looked after by beautiful staff, the food was exemplary ( we are both vegan) and I think it was the best meal we have had.
Loved every minute of our lunch.
Portions were perfect,service A1, environment so lovely
Thank you

HN
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Our first lunch for 2020, but we like to come here every three or four months - even though it is a 90 minute drive from home. The food is so original and fresh. So obviously healthy but just so delicious. And, when you combine this great food with a visit to the gallery life is bliss

DP
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely setting served by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, we enjoyed the sense of difference of this restaurant.
Creative and tasty courses, different to mainstream restaurants, but delightfully different.

A
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Sam was a superstar waitress! Absolutely loved our lunch at Tarrawarra. The only downfall is after spending a lot of money in the restaurant you still have to pay in full for tickets to the gallery.

J
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i have eaten at tw b4 and enjoyed ambience wine and food. current menu tho is outstanding. best of all previous times. the shaved frozen grapefruit was particularly inspired, but the kangaroo was also great as was the rich venison entree

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

We loved TarraWarra estate for years and took our friends here for new year plus birthday celebration. I think because it is public holiday was really over booked which made seats really crowded and felt uneasy to move around. Also the food took way too long to be served, in total took us 3.5 hours to eat a 3 course meal and would have been nice if the waitering staff could have explained to us instead leaving everyone waiting and don’t know what is going on. The entree and dessert was beautiful but the main lamb belly was really fatty and lack of contrast in flavour wouldn’t recommend it to anyone especially now summer we all like something fresh.

SA
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We had the trout which was very pleasant. The entree of broccoli was nothing special.. Dessert of raspberries was reasonable, but nothing to make the taste buds tingle.
We were wondering why we were being constantly toppped up with sparkling mineral water, but on receiving the bill, all became too obvious....$18 for unlimited mineral water for 4 people. For this reason alone, as well as some rather pretentious dishes we're not inclined to return...a pity as this was our third visit in a few years. Novelty for the sake of novelty seems to be the driver of some dishes. A read of Scott Pickett's "Marriage of Flavours shows just how well flavours can be married up. He is the owner of Estelle Restaurant ( dined there) Saint Crispin and Matilda . While not saying the food was poor, we were expecting the same standard as we've enjoyed in the past. Last of all we don't really want to become water-logged (min. water) when we dine out.

JC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible dining experience. Jade our waitress was so knowledgeable and polite. Fantastic day trip

RT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

TarraWarra Estate is beautiful.
Restaurant & other buildings contemporary and really interesting.
Food was not what we expected but delicious and beautifully presented. free extras were very generous & welcome.
Highly recommended

SB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, exceptional service and a well priced drinks list.

RJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, wonderful service. Staff always go the extra mile. Thanks again.

S
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dining experience at TarraWarra Estate Restaurant. We were celebrating a 50th birthday it was perfect. The food was absolutely delicious! Ash our waitress was very informative and helpful in telling us about the menu options & assisting us in making our dining selections. We would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great estate and restaurant. Food was excellent, and service personable.
Only downside would be that the cellar door tastings are in a separate building.

JL
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience4

Food too rich . Both of us felt bloated and had a heavy feeling in our stomachs

LG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and attentive and friendly service. Loved my birthday lunch so much.

M
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks giving us a special day and making us feel well looked after. Beautiful surroundings and food ...

LD
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a delightful Sunday lunch at Tarrawarra recently. The food, service and ambiance was impeccable. I highly recommend it.

CS
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had loved it highly recommend to anyone looking for a special day

GG
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent value - great presentation of food - well done
Great ambiance.

AN
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was absolutely wonderful! The scenery is breathtaking, and I'll definitely be back!

LK
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delightful on every level!
Ambience is fabulous, staff are attentive and welcoming, food is delicious and the Tarrawarra Art Museum is sublime!

B
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, absolute perfection. We love dining at TarraWarra, usually before we attend an exhibition in a perfect setting looking out across the countryside.