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Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate

1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 3 9730 0774
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (48 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fabulous evening at Rae's - we were staying at Balgownie estate. The staff were very welcoming, relaxed and plenty of time to enjoy great food.More

Thank Suzanne W
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Suzanne, Thank you so much for you wonderful review! We work hard to provide all of our restaurant guests with an amazing food and wine experience, and are glad to see this reflected on your recent visit. Please come and stay again soon! Balgownie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had three courses. Tasting platter for entree was great. Steak for main was tasty and cooked well but not the most tender steak I've ever eaten. Zesty lime cheesecake was a good finish. Washed down with a bottle of red from Balgownie's Bendigo vineyard. Nice...More

Thank Damo35
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Damo35, Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your recent dining experience at Rae's Restaurant. We always appreciate guest feedback as it helps us identify areas of improvement, and help our future guests have an even better experience. Best wishes, Balgownie Estate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This property is an easy 60 minute drive from Melbourne. Upin arrival you will find the staff exceptionally friendly. The greeting by the restaraunt can be compared to a superior 5 star. Very modern up market for outer country. The cellar door boasts history of...More

Thank _bmdirvine
Indigo W, Guest Relations Manager at Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear _bmdirvine, Thank you for your lovely review about your recent visit to Balgownie! We work hard to provide all of our guests with a faultless experience from start to finish, helpful and friendly staff and an incredible food and wine experience, and are glad...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautifully sited restaurants with views over the grape vines on and up to the gentle hills of the Yarra Valley. One could not ask for a great deal more. We had a short wait before being attended but once we were the...More

Thank Dencal1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my two friends had a wonderful lunch at Rae's, the service was fantastic , the setting beautiful and the food delicious , lots of choices for fussy eaters too !

2  Thank Alexandra D
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We decided to dine here our first night while staying at Balgownie. Unfortunately they had a conference group arrive to dine at the same time as us. We had to wait over an hour for our mains and when they arrived the steaks were over...More

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Had a beautiful dinner here consisting of oysters and calamari for entree and both having porterhouse for main. Superb wine to compliment our meals, recommended by our knowledgeable 5 star waitress, Stef. Thank you Rae's and Stef

Thank BarbandMark5
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The varied menu makes good use of local produce, we enjoyed the oysters with truffles and an excellent pumpkin and capsicum tartlet for starters and very tasty chicken in filo and a fairly average steak for mains. Desserts are also excellent, particularly the chocolate terrine...More

Thank Janem0205
Reviewed 16 May 2017

On Saturday 13th May 2017 I managed a charity event at Balgownie Estate in Private Dining Room 1. The event went wonderfully and we are so grateful for all of the help provided by the staff at Balgownie. The lady who looked after our group...More

Thank lvanderp2017
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I thought I would write this review whilst it's fresh in my mind. We just fined for dinner at Raes as part of a voucher gifted to us. The venue itself is beautiful and cosy! Entrees: hubby had the oysters with truffle. He said these...More

Thank CatV08
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Julie B
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Response from Nigel M | Property representative |
Good Afternoon We just expect smart casual mostly at dinner we are quite relaxed during lunch and breakfast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$48
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Yarra Glen
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9730 0774
  • E-mail
Description
Situated at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley and within an hour of Melbourne, Rae's is an ideal venue for any occasion - a romantic getaway, that long awaited girlie weekend or just an excuse to escape. From casual coffee’s, to hearty breakfasts, chic lunches or intimate dinners, Rae's Restaurant will see you eat and drink in style. The views are breathtaking and the facilities invite you to extend your day. Enjoy a massage at our day spa, trek our walking tracks or simply indulge with a glass of bubbles by the fire. The warmer months make it impossible to resist the outdoor dining area overlooking our vines. For a bit of retail therapy, don’t forget to visit our Cellar Door.
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