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.
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.
The menu was exceptional. All courses were absolutely fantastic. Great ambience and very good service. It never disappoints.
Beautiful hotel wonderful service very limited menu if you don't eat meat. Very little choice of side dishes and entrees.
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
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.
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.
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.
Great people and service with excellent food.
It was a great experience for my family and friends
Awesome food, but you are paying for it. Check out the menu and expect every dish to exceed expectations.
Food is fresh and delicious. Wine list extensive and varied
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.
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.
Lovely old building excellent table service good food
Overall very disappointing. Food was not great and it was difficult to get the staff's attention.
Great rustic food & feel. Local & seasonal produce. Great wine list. Happy to accommodate our 8 month old for a Wed lunch session.
Fabulous food! Charming service and a very reasonable bill at the end!
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.
Cosy warm room. Family friendly. Delicious roast dinner. Gravy could be thicker and more depth in flavour. Excellent service.
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.
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
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...
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.
Great staff and food. Generous servings with something for everyone on the menu.
Lovely venue, friendly staff but all five of us felt the food was very average (across 4 different meals). I wouldn’t return.
Great place, excellent service and beautiful wine.
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.
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!
Lovely atmosphere with the open fire on a cold day. Very friendly waitress.
Food and service were great as usual!
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.
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.
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.
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.
excellent service from young but polite and experienced staff
beautifully presented and cooked food with plenty to eat
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.
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.
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!
Best Sunday roast on the planet Magnificent food and outstanding service
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.
This was our first visit. We had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious and the service excellent.