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Coonara Springs Restaurant

Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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129 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wandered in with some trepidation expecting the usual cafe fare during a rare and impromptu visit to the Dandenongs . I had fond memories from my childhood over 50 years ago of an elegant restaurant with wonderful views and a magical garden and I was pleased to see it still operating. As the Wednesday set 3 course menu progressed... More 

Thank angophera
Healesville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about Coonara Springs whispers understated elegance and impeccable attention to detail. The setting is truly breathtaking - beautifully maintained grounds nestle in the trees, but with a vista stretching for miles, it feels like dining in the world's best tree house. The welcome was charming and the staff remained warm, friendly and attentive yet discreet. It is wonderful (and... More 

Thank A_Yorkshire_Pudding
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went today to celebrate my mums birthday, and everything about this restaurant was elegant, welcoming and first class. I had the teriyaki salmon for mains followed by the strawberry mess. Mum had the lamb and pineapple tart. I've eaten in some really really expensive restaurants and Coonara Springs was equally as good if not better. All I can say is... More 

1 Thank the_fashion_assassin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here today with friends - what a stunning restaurant! We ate outside in the beautiful garden and took in the view while we enjoyed house smoked salmon and the best eye fillet we have ever had. The music, the wine and the staff were fabulous too. We will definitely be back, thanks so much for looking after... More 

1 Thank Holidaygun
New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this lovely restaurant on a day trip from Melbourne. Even though we were casually attired we were made to feel very welcome. The service was impeccable and friendly, and the food delicious. The smaller details were also spot on, including nicely warmed plates, bone handled knives and beautifully presented food. We will definitely go back!

1 Thank MollyNZ
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

What can I say I'm fussy and the newly renovated restaurant did not fail to disappoint Delightful from the beautiful furnishings including the classic and inspiring ladies facilities yes I'm quite particular and they are outstanding brings confidence in the standard expected re the food etc Service impeccable thank you Robyn for being so attentive and and very personable taking... More 

1 Thank Dorothea F
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Wow Wow Wow! We have just returned from the most amazing meal at this beautiful restaurant and l can't wait to go back to try the rest of the dishes on the menu! We had the three course menu and it did not disappoint. I had the Goats Cheese Soufflé for entree and it melted in my mouth Chicken for... More 

1 Thank Donnah1963
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Ate at this restaurant a week or so ago, - just popped in on my own and the staff could not have been lovelier! And the food... oh goodness, it has been a while since eating food cooked and turned out so superbly.. and I love eating out where the food is good - Adrian the chef .. all the... More 

Thank J331VIsharon
Kallista, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I've returned to Coonara Springs, this time with all the staff from work for a games night and Christmas function. We were given a beautiful dining room with an open fine which had been set for us with games tables around the room edges. The chef had prepared a set menu for us while meeting the needs of gluten free... More 

Thank Dion B
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Nice slow food very well prepared. Perhaps good to have a few more herbs and spices. Set lunch menu tasty and not too much food. Staff knowledgeable and friendly. Not rushed. Fairly expensive but quality. Leave time to walk around garden and see view.

Thank Fra P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: 61397511686
A destination restaurant set in seven acres of landscaped gardens with views over the Yarra Valley. Modern Australian food with a hint of nostalgia from the past. The 90 year old weatherboard property has recently been restored, celebrating its glorious history of entertaining since the 1920's. Enjoy the light filled restaurant floor overlooking the gardens, the lounge rooms next to open fires in winter or the private dining room for special events and weddings. Adrian the chef prides himself on both growing and making, follow a produce to plate philosophy, tending his veggies in our extensive growing areas which guests can walk around. Don't forget a visit to the spring if you feel like a longer walk, and book our outdoor dining tables during the summer months. Enjoy locally sourced wines, home made breads, butters and ice-cream! Amanda or one of our team look forward to welcoming you to Coonara Springs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?