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Brown Brothers Restaurant

4.5
4.5
228 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian

131 years of wine making excellence, paired with seriously good food. Showcasing freshly picked produce from our kitchen garden and pantry preserves, accompanied by premium local suppliers and sustainably sourced native produce, meats and seafood.

Our seasonal menu caters for light lunches, shared feasts with friends and family, or a 5-course wine and food experience.

Full table service either inside or outside, bookings are essential as tables are in high demand.

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Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon, Thu–Sun 11:30–14:15

  • Phone number

    (03) 5720 5540

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Bodee Price

  • Area

    Milawa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Set Menu

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our weekly changing set menu is served share style across 9 savoury plates, with the option to add dessert &/or cheese to finish Children under 12 may join us for a set menu including a snack, a choice of mains & a house made ice cream sundae $35.00 Please let us know in the notes section of your bookings how many children will be joining you in your lunch reservation. Dietary requirements can be accommodated for with prior notice, no prior notice may mean guests are unable to partake in all dishes presented on the day. Example menu available on website.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Fit for Foodies

  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Hume

    Child Friendly

  • Hume

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hume

    Group Bookings

  • Hume

    Healthy

  • Hume

    Lunch

  • Hume

    Notable Wine List

  • Hume

    Outdoor Eating

  • Hume

    Scenic View

  • Hume

    Special Occasions

  • Hume

    Sunday Lunch

  • Hume

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All amazing

  2. GG

    GiovanaG

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, staff are very nice too. I would definitely go back there.

  3. NC

    NicoleC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our slow lunch at Brown Brothers. The service and information regarding our meal was well explained and executed our waitress was very helpful, the ambience very nice and the flavours of our 5 course meal outstanding. We would highly reccomend and look forward to visiting again soon.

  4. DG

    DGTM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great flavours and excellent service - professional and personable - thank you Michael

  5. F

    Foodee

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was friendly and attentive, food was amazing and the wine just perfect.

  6. h

    hughh

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    a wonderful lunch, great and inventive food, faultless service, peaceful ambience for a special small birthday celebration

  7. RD

    RickD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a surprise. This was our second time having a Brown Brothers Winery experience and it was, in a word, outstanding. That's twice in a row now. The one-on-one personalised premium wine tasting flowed naturally to lunch in the restaurant. It was all totally seamless. And the food? Both my wife and I can't praise it too highly. We regard ourselves as foodies and know our way around a plate, so this is high praise. Inventive, mouth-watering presentation, perfectly cooked. I would eat there again in a heartbeat. Do yourself a huge favour and just go. But you'll have to book ahead. The restaurant is always full.

  8. SF

    SallyF

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice again a fabulous experience all round. The staff are lovely,engaging and knowledgeable. The food is innovative and we enjoyed the pace of both the meals and wine very enjoyable and relaxing. Would definitely recommend the slow lunch and we will return next year to do it all again. Delicious!

  9. JC

    JenniferC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fabulous. Amazing use of vegetable garden produce that rivals the best restaurants anywhere. Would definitely recommend and will return again and again…

  10. J

    Jimbo

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the slow lunch with matching wines - absolutely brilliant 👍 Food and wines were really top quality. Highly recommend this as a special occasion and it’s excellent value for money.

  11. SK

    SarahK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were very friendly and helpful, food was delicious and service was super quick!

  12. RH

    RobynH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We really enjoyed our food and time at Brown Brothers Restaurant

  13. GB

    GeoffB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really excellent food, very well presented, and the staff very obliging and helpful. Just a delightful lunch

  14. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service and friendly staff. Food was very tasty and the menu was quite different.

  15. HE

    HELENP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed the slow lunch. Food selection very interesting and tasty.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the service from Georgia was brilliant! She went above and beyond and it made our day.

  17. WD

    WayneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were both amazing. Georgia went out of our way to make our anniversary very special. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne and it just got better from there in x Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a beautiful afternoon out.

  18. CN

    ChrisN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Allocated an outside table which was great because of the fabulous weather. Hadn’t been to the epicurean centre for awhile. Food & service were exceptional. As a local we are proud to recommend Brown Bros to relatives and friends

  19. HP

    HaldaneP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Innovative food and a lovely location - perfect mix between fine dining and casual.

  20. WC

    WendyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and service but was not happy about having to pay for wine tasting after we had lunch in the restaurant so we chose not to but would recommend

  21. MH

    MargaretH

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We have been at least twice a few years back where it had been fantastic. This time though some courses were great & others were ordinary - especially the swordfish. Desert was not up to the standard of previous time Wine matching to the food in each course was excellent.

  22. DM

    DarrenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the first moment we arrived until we left the service given was fantastic. Had a great day out with friends which was made possible by the great food, wine and staff. Highly recommend. Thanks again to the staff we had awesome time.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Great long lunch. Had to ask for water multiple times, otherwise service was great. Unfortunately there were workers undertaking plumbing type work directly outside window which did take away from the relaxed feel and ambience. Beautiful food.

  24. CP

    ClintonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, excellent service outstanding venue

  25. RO

    ROBERTE

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Absolutely brilliant the food and service. Jacob our waiter was so knowledgeable and helpful. Wine list had so many good choices at very reasonable prices. I would not recommend for those who are just parmi or steak and chips eaters as the food is at a higher end . We cant wait to come back.

  26. JC

    JennyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great and different menu, meal portions were a good size. We will hopefully be able to visit again before we leave the area.

  27. CJ

    ClaireJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    The waiter with red hair was so lovely and outstanding. However I explained to the other waiter that we found 2 hairs in 2 separate dishes and he said ok I will tell chef. Nothing more said. Not well handled. Food was pretty nice but it was a late down and a bit disgusting finding hairs in 2 separate meals. There was also a public holiday surcharge as well that was not mentioned at time of booking or on day until Bill came out. The Brown Brothers grounds are stunning and peaceful, and wines are beautiful on a more positive note.

  28. JV

    JudyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was wonderful, food amazing, so many flavours. An experience worth the $

  29. C

    Clementine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food. Everything we ordered was both delicious and beautifully presented. Lovely experience.

  30. M

    Martynp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I wasn’t tempted by any of the starters but my wife had the sea trout and scallop tartare and she was very happy with it. We then both had the lamb neck and unfortunately although it definitely tasted of lamb is was overcooked and very dry. The yoghurt base was grainy and lacked taste, more would have helped with dryness of the dish overall. The vegetable was very bitter too.t To be honest we felt it was no better than yesterdays bbq lamb reheated which was very disappointing. Neither of us were tempted to have dessert. BTW you asked if there was a special occasion on booking, I said yes it was my wife’s birthday. But it wasn’t mentioned in any way at lunch so why ask? We did have a glass of Brown Brothers white and red. The red was palatable, the white watery. We did try to have a quick tasting before the lunch but due to Covid restrictions we didn’t have enough time or the capacity for a $30 formal tasting. Not sure why those having a sit-down lunch can’t have a sip or two to encourage wine sales. I should also note that from sitting down to main being served was over an hour on not a busy day. No real atmosphere to speed things along however the blue wrens were cute. The precious and very spoiled dog at the next table barked at everyone…

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service

  32. CT

    CiaranTedford

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food. The food here never disappoints and menu changes frequently. I consider it good value too for the quality of food. Service was very good also. I will be back soon.

  33. TB

    TiffanyB

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food1service2ambience4

    Service was average, the food was below average I have been there quiet a few times and this time was unfortunately disappointing.

  34. KT

    KerrynT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was hard to choose between the varied and interesting food combinations. The flavours of our choices were exceptional.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Catching up with friends for a special birthday - excellent and so good to have good quality wines at reasonable prices

  36. AP

    AngeliqueP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous!!! Beautiful food wine and service. Everything was simply perfect for our annual spring fling girls get together. Sit down tastings was so much fun, and loved being spoilt before and during our amazing meal. Thank you!!!

  37. JM

    JaniceM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    The waiter was very knowledgeable, courteous and helpfully. Ordered King Whiting, which was very nice but there was only two thin small pieces sprinkled with a few herbs and a few spoons of sauce for over $40.00. Brownie slice for desert was excellent. Very good atmosphere and wonderful gardens and surroundings. If you have deep pockets you will no doubt enjoy Brown Brothers.

  38. RB

    RuthB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The entrees we chose were tiny and somewhat disappointing. The duck cabbage roll lacked the rich flavour expected from duck. The Abrolhos Island scallops was a miniscule amount of thinly sliced shellfish past absolute freshness and inexplicably combined with nashi pear, the leaves of some mysterious succulent and "Geraldton wax"; the dressing was bland. Main courses of steamed King George whiting and lamb neck were more substantial but not satisfying. We enjoyed the sourdough bread - it is truly excellent - but would otherwise have left the table hungry. Service was attentive, but charmless. And WHY oh WHY is it necessary to ask for salt and pepper? We have visited the "Epi" Centre many times over the years. Unfortunately, it is nothing like as enjoyable right now as it has been previously. The end of 2016 was a particular high point.

  39. L

    Linmar

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The luncheon as always was very good. It was so nice to enjoy a day out of lockdown. The menu was very different and interesting. Well presented.

  40. RW

    RoseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful venue, amazing food and great service. We will definitely be back. :)

FAQs

Brown Brothers Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 228 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 bookings at the moment.

Make a booking

2 people

December 2021
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Experiences are available.
Google Map for Brown Brothers Restaurant

239 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd Milawa, AU-VIC 3678

  • Area

    Milawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon, Thu–Sun 11:30–14:15

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Bodee Price

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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