Healesville Hotel

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$40 and under
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Sunday Lunch
A bit of country hospitality

Old-world charm, culinary innovation, and hyper-local produce...The Healesville Hotel in the heart of the Yarra Valley is always in tune with the seasons, making it a year-round fave for locals and tourists on the winery trail. Beyond the Edwardian building itself, the restaurant is a stunner when it comes to rustic and honest cooking.

While there’s traditional pub fare on offer in addition to some fancier dishes like roasted wandin quail and slow roasted berkshire pork. The menu rotates weekly, though you can count on just-plucked-from-the-garden herbs and produce making an appearance. Treat yourself to a hospitable and heavenly lunch or dinner at Healesville Hotel, it will be a dining experience to remember.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food was expensive, the lamb was nice but the farro was not a good choice for the dish.
The service very average. Nobody refill our water. Only one person on the floor!
The gnocchi dish was not substantial for a main.
$237.00 for 5 people : we shared a starter and had a bottle of wine.
Very disappointing!

KB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was exceptional. All courses were absolutely fantastic. Great ambience and very good service. It never disappoints.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel wonderful service very limited menu if you don't eat meat. Very little choice of side dishes and entrees.

JD
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to this venue a few times and I took some people from QLD there for the first time and they were very happy with the meal

KC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great - the wagyu beef was phenomenal and the sides were great. The portions were huge and I think a family of four could have had what was recommended for the two of us. The servers needed a bit more training but seemed nice enough. Wine was disappointing and had an odd taste to it - I think they may put a chemical in it when closing the bottles maybe? The food was so good it tops it all to make for a great meal. We'll be back but likely with lower expectations.

MB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hard to recommend this hotel when there were 4 people dining, 3 received their meals (after an hour) and the 4th one didn’t, (it was fish). We had nearly finished our meal when his finally arrived, and unfortunately he had to leave early as he had another appointment, in other words he had to eat and run. We were very disappointed as we were looking to our meal after viewing the Archibald’s at Tarra Warra.

AP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all good, I couldn’t fault anything. Pretty classy for Healesville. The servings are a good size, sometimes at these prices they are small. We ordered too much then couldn’t eat it all which was a shame as the pork belly and corned lamb was delicious.

SK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great people and service with excellent food.
It was a great experience for my family and friends

LT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, but you are paying for it. Check out the menu and expect every dish to exceed expectations.

KS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh and delicious. Wine list extensive and varied

MC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quite simply, if you dine here and are disappointed, your taste buds must be dead.
Everything is perfectly balanced, portions not too large, great staff, and styled beautifully.
There is something here for everyone!
We love dining here.

JC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Whilst the atmosphere, service (apart from one mishap) was great, we were disappointed that the menu had drastically changed from what was online, as one of my colleagues is quite a fussy eater, and was unhappy with the remaining options. In addition, we had noted upon booking that we were looking for the roast. Even though I booked well in advance, it was not until the day before arrival we were advised it was not available anymore as it has ceased. Again it's on the online menu still, and there was advertisements in the ladies bathroom another colleague advised. As the update was advised so late in the piece, we were unable to change plans as we had already booked transport to the lunch, and had arranged our day around the roast lunch. This was unfortunate.
So basically, service on the day great, before we arrived not so much.
I will say staff were lovely, food was nice, but nothing blew our minds, and were a bit disappointed with our starters. Mains were good, and the sides were good, but for the price we all noted that we had cheaper and tastier pub meals else where.
Lovely setting, and we will be back one day, as we all thought the food was good, but not amazing, and according to locals we meet later on, the food is normally above and beyond.

SK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely old building excellent table service good food

CK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overall very disappointing. Food was not great and it was difficult to get the staff's attention.

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great rustic food & feel. Local & seasonal produce. Great wine list. Happy to accommodate our 8 month old for a Wed lunch session.

MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Charming service and a very reasonable bill at the end!

MM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We ordered two dishes, the shank and the pork cutlet... which was recommended by other diners on Google reviews. Am sorry to say, it didnt taste good... at all. I am not sure if I just have the wrong taste palette, but these both dishes just didnt come across good. Perhaps other dishes taste better, I dont know but i dont think I'd come back. So sorry. Service was good though.

GH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cosy warm room. Family friendly. Delicious roast dinner. Gravy could be thicker and more depth in flavour. Excellent service.

ZK
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Being as we are Healesville residents this is our ‘go to’ place for a celebration. It’s always friendly and welcoming and after 10 years I cannot fault one meal that we’ve enjoyed here. We love bringing our city friends here for a memorable meal and occasion.

k
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great. we finished everything. it was a quiet day and we didn't wait long for our lunch to come. waitress was very courteous n pleasant and an ample parking at the back

FP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A popular favourite of ours in the Yarra Valley - been going there for decades! Great place to stop on the way back to town from the snowfields. Cornbread was outstanding...

SF
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Thank you for the opportunity to comment. The food was over-priced and underwhelming. The meat was chewy, hard to cut and not well cooked. The combinations of flavours just didn't gell - curry sauce with lamb shanks was really odd. Barramundi did not taste fresh. For that price, I would have expected better.

WR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food. Generous servings with something for everyone on the menu.

FC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely venue, friendly staff but all five of us felt the food was very average (across 4 different meals). I wouldn’t return.

KA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place, excellent service and beautiful wine.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Lovely venue with a good selection of wine and craft beers. Service was a little slow but frequently. Have been here before and had lots of sides which again were really great. Food this time not quite where it normally is so potentially an off night for a good place.

N
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Weekend away with hubby and we stayed at the Healesville Hotel and dined there also. Was the most divine food. They even brought up our desserts to our room because we couldn't fit them in right after our main meals in the restaurant as they were of a more than substantial size! Highly recommend the chargrilled cauliflower - it was an amazing side dish. Both our main courses were cooked exactly to perfection (both steaks but different types), and the service was so friendly, efficient accommodating and informative - especially when it came to me selecting an aperitif gin to start with from their very lengthy list of Australian gins available! Love the local produce and how fresh and tasty everything is in this region - cannot get better food than this anywhere else in the world but here in Australia.
Definitely coming back and have already raved about the hotel and the restaurant to several friends in the last 24 hours since we've been back home!

JB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with the open fire on a cold day. Very friendly waitress.

EL
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as usual!

JW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The setting of this hotel is beautiful. The food and service were terrible. The food was ridiculously bland and no-one even checked when I didn’t eat it.

R
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

we were unaware that there was a fixed menu (roast lunch) and were immediately disappointed therefore. When the main course arrived all of the components were barely warm and the thick slices of beef were cold. Upon request they were replaced - as they were now significantly less rare I suspect they were put in the microwave or under the griller.

KM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it, love it, love it. Sat at the fireplace and was charmed by the local waiting staff. They knew their product and what we looked for. Lot's of group tables about - which made the ambience a bit noisy - but a lovely evening. The special - Rib Eye - was spectacular.

GM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I enjoyed our recent meal at the venue. We found the staff were happy to listen to our requests and provide answers about the type of food and the wines to compliment each dish. The atmosphere was great given it was a cold day.

SP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service from young but polite and experienced staff
beautifully presented and cooked food with plenty to eat

DH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was exceptional. The dining room was warm and inviting, set out with bountiful autumnal displays and a glowing fire place. The menu accommodated our party of three, we ordered two mains and some sides which we shared together. We were well attended to throughout the evening. It did take some time for our food to arrive, so it was late when we finished dinner, and we’d filled up the wait with extra wine, so unfortunately we didn’t get to dessert, which I’m sure would have been amazing.

AP
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This is the second time we have been to the Healesville hotel, and we were excited about coming back. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. Steak was grisly & chewy, chips were cold. Fortunately my Pork chop was nice. Not sure we would return.

SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sunday Roasts at Healesville Hotel! We have been going there a few times every Winter since the event started. Fabulous service and food every time!

T
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday roast on the planet Magnificent food and outstanding service

SW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Lovely spot, just found a tad strange to be seated with drink menus, drink order taken, then left without food menus. We do like to have a nibble with our ore dinner drinks. Caught one waitress’ eye and has to ask for a food menu. Just rather bizarre to not be seated with both drinks and food menu.
Food was lovely - found the service to be without warmth, but fairly efficient - overall experience, ok, but not a feeling of welcome, or wishing to linger.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious and the service excellent.