The Grove Hidden Valley Resort

4.3
41 reviews
$40 and under
Australian
The Grove is a bistro, bar, café and events centre, set within the country estate of Hidden Valley Resort, located in Wallan, just 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. With different areas to dine including a bar, bistro, lounge and outdoor terrace (with playground!), The Grove is perfect for a casual get together, family celebration or special occasion!

Offers

  • Trivia Night

    Feb 12, 2021 only

    Wed - Sat 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Trivia Night is coming to The Grove at Hidden Valley Resort!! Trivia starts at 6:30pm so book a table from 5:30pm and have an amazing night! Cost is $10 per head and is payable on the evening. Hurry these events book out fast. Please state that this is a Trivia Booking in your description so we can allocate you to the correct space. Look forward to seeing you all there!!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 41 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SharynS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, but the menu is very restrictive, need more variety..

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clarem
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & food in a beautiful environment. Always delivers a great night out

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MaryW
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Lovely venue, been there often, but the food lets it down, menu never changes no real specials, the parma’s are always over cooked and frequently dry, such a shame.
Service is great, coffee is good too.

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Chef
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Covid safe. Friendly and attentive service. Food met expectations.

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GeoffwithaG
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The meals here are excellent. The steak I ordered was excellently cooked, but let down by the "fancy gravy" which was too watery. The other meals were well presented and enjoyed.

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TimP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was really good and while the service was friendly we did feel that they could have been more attentive to drinks.

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CSharp
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A Hidden Surprise - delighted.
Very good service, food was very tasty however plate presentation could improve from something nice to WOW factor.

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ToniB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most enjoyable nice meal with my family, very friendly and helpful with my young Grandson.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Would’ve had a better experience if it didn’t take so long for our order to be taken and almost an hour to eat.

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MaryW
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I dine here often so perhaps a daily special would be a good idea preferably something that isn't fried.
Service was great,
calamari was tender
cheese and garlic pizza as always delicious

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karenm
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The Grove is a better than average Bistro Meal.
The service is not great, in saying that, most of the waitresses are young, and appear to not understand what clients value. They are pleasant, and smiling, but do not seem to know what they are doing. We sat for ages before we were attended to. We did have menus thrust at us, which occupied 5 minutes, but the other 15 minutes dragged.
We ordered a bottle of wine and 3 glasses, and one beer. After a longish wait, one glass of poured wine arrived, plus the beer. When we told the waitress we ordered a bottle, she scurried off, and produced a bottle, with ice bucket and stand, but not glasses. I had to go to the bar to retrieve them. Please, help these girls do their job efficiently and properly, and for goodness sake, could someone greet the arriving guests, such as "Welcome to the Grove" and not ignore us while you chase our reservation on the list!!
At a pinch I would go again, but I wouldn't take guests again.

MW
MaryW
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The parmigiana was over cooked but apart from that the food was good, the service very good and a friendly atmosphere

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch thank you - a lovely way to end the year. Kilmore Historical Society committee

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LindaP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

This was my third visit to The Grove. I have really enjoyed the setting there and the staff are very professional. The first time i came i ordered the Brisket in turkish bread. This was ok and i had a very nice time with friends there. The second time i came i ordered the Falafel and Israeli salad. That was superb... This time i came with another five people and i asked for the Pumpkin Ricotto Lasagna which was not available so i ordered a Pineapple Parma. This was very ordinary...the parma was overcooked, dry, tasteless. My friend ordered the Lamb steak...he said it was so smoky he hated the taste of it. Two of my friends ordered the apple pie and both said it was horrible and didn't eat it. I will come back to The Grove because i love the ambience and the staff and watching people coming in after golf but i will just order the pizza from now on as others agree the pizza's are usually pretty good. Its a shame that you have the chefs that you have because they are just like ordinary pub chefs. With the look and feel of the place it deserves better in the food department. Thank you for taking the time to read this review. Yours sincerely, Linda Parker. Romsey.

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JacquiW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was lovely, staff were lovely however were not attentive enough to the table so we had to go to them a couple of times for food/drinks requests.

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ArnoldN
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food, pleasant atmosphere, lots to choose from on the menu and friendly service. Some minor points to work on: Service could been coordinated better where orders for 2nd round of drinks does not come at the end of the meal, and likewise coffee should be served with cake not after it has been eaten. Generally it was great and will definitely eat there again in the future.

NB
NatashaB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for a lunch. Very yummy and lovely setting.

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LindaP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have an awesome experience at The Grove. Have already booked our next outing pre-Christmas.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything and everyone was great, particularly Brad and Zuzana!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our new favourite local place to dinner. Great food and lovely service

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MaryW
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A good selection and great if you have vegetarian in mind, very clean, service was great and lovely relaxing views

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Cuddlepops
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time and impressed with the set up and service. Good food and reasonably priced. Nice surroundings and sure to return.

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AliF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lisa was absolutely fantastic. We were warmly welcomed on arrival. Or table was ready. The food and service was fantastic!!! Would definitely bring clients here again.

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PeterF
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

pleasant lunch service was good nice ambience [good view]

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ShanP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place and food. Service is excellent. Will be back again.

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WolfgangH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

this was including the covid 19 requirements and i am sure when everything is back to normal this will be again a great place to eat. The should change their menu after full service again.

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Leanne
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful, we went for a date night dinner I tried the Vegetarian lasagna and it was delicious. We will definitely be going back and also recommending The Grove to our family and friends.

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PeterF
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

lovely setting , nice lunch & good service will come again.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Grove is great restaurant The food and service are excellent and we look forward to our next meeting dining experience

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ShanP
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food and service. Will defenitly come back again.

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Table4Two
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Made a booking online for 1045 when arrived were told they dont start taking food orders till 1200. Hmmm
Decided to wait, be patient and have coffee.
Later after ordering food for two, one lunch was incorrect. Sigh.
Not even busy.
Went to pay and system went down.
Not our day there.
Thankful didnt have to pay for wrong food order.

However nice location and staff just left feeling let down by the whole experience.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service and great wine selection.

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DebraD
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Upon arrival there was not a table ready for us, we had to stand around and wait for one to be set, once seated we were given water and then nothing, over half an hour later with out even being asked if we wanted a drink we had to seek out someone to take a drink order, we then had to wait again for food order. People who arrived well after us were eating before we had even had our order take !

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matthewg
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food, service and a fantastic venue.

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IsobelG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Beautiful setting, delicious food and great menu. Will return with friends.

JB
JaneB
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a locals lunch on Wednesday, the food and service was first class.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing new menu! Staff were so helpful and friendly! Will definitely be back again soon! 😊

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SpencerH
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to see the Grove open again, with an expanded menu.

The calamari was perfectly cooked, light and crispy and the mains were also perfect.

Great friendly and attentive staff and a lovely ambience.

We will be back very soon.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

If others arrive before the rest of the party please let them see the menu and not tell them that you will give them the menu when the rest of the party arrives. When the party does arrive don't then tell them that you will bring them the menus after you get their drinks!

The pork ribs were delicious but would prefer a choice of a green salad rather coleslaw and chips which seems to be the standard that comes with everything. Alternatively the option of Vegetables instead would have been preferred.

Some prices were ok and some a little pricey. Not really catering for Pensioners and Seniors especially when there is a Retirement Village on the doorstep. There should be a Seniors menu available. Kids menu available but not on the website. Needs to be added.

Very disappointed that there is no longer a Cocktail list and there is no longer a bar menu. There will be some unhappy locals.

Will we return? Yes we will go back and give it another go and hope to see some changes as they receive more feedback as now been operated in house rather than an outside catering company.

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Alex
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good to be back! Staff as lovely as ever and food was amazing. Pie was fantastic and can’t wait to try the rest of the menu. Lovely welcoming atmosphere.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Grove Hidden Valley Resort using the Order Online button. The Grove Hidden Valley Resort also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 4701 0000.

The Grove Hidden Valley Resort is rated 4.3 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.