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Lake Moodemere Estate, Rutherglen, AU-VIC

Lake Moodemere Estate

4.8
4.8
174 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

Our menu is inspired by our own family gatherings, sharing food, wine, company, the beauty of our landscape and the bounty of our Estate Grown produce.

We grow our own lamb, wheat, honey, citrus, seasonal vegetables & herbs. All our Estate produce is sustainably produced with minimal intervention and zero food miles in a reflection of the place it was grown and the people who made it.

Executive Chef, Jarrod Smith, has a passion for exploration and creativity. In addition to our estate produce, we source the best of the season's harvest, from far and wide, to enhance a vibrant, ever changing menu.

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Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 10:00–17:00 Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30–16:00

  • Phone number

    (02) 6032 9449

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jarrod Smith

  • Catering

    Our Seasonal Menu features our Estate Grown Produce matched with our Single Vineyard Wines. We focus on simple cooking, harmonious flavours and fresh, quality ingredients. If we didn’t grow it and make it ourselves we have sourced the best of our region’s fabulous produce.

  • Area

    Rutherglen

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Secluded Adventure Picnic

    A$130.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Spend a magical afternoon by the lake at an exclusively private waterfront location. Let us look after every detail as you relax and enjoy the company of your friends and loved ones. On arrival, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or take the opportunity to sample the range of single vineyard wines while your host shares a little about this historic property and its rich production. A short walk along the high bank leads to your table, set with glasses, tableware and fresh flowers, with a sumptuous picnic and estate wine chilling in readiness under the shade of the river gums. When you’re ready, return to the cellar door and the century old gardens of Lake Moodemere Estate.
  • Guided Wine Tasting

    A$10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Discover our Estate Grown, Single Vineyard Wines. On arrival at our cellar door, you'll be directed to the Vigneron's Tasting Room. Please allow 30 minutes for your Tasting Experience. Follow your tasting experience with a cheese plate to be enjoyed in our heritage garden by the lake. This booking is for a wine tasting only. It does not include a reservation in our Lakeside Restaurant.

What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambience

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    Notable Wine List

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Hume

    Best Ambience

  • Hume

    Best Value

  • Hume

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hume

    Healthy

  • Hume

    Lunch

  • Hume

    Notable Wine List

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    Outdoor Eating

  • Hume

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  1. N

    None

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chicken mushroom pasta was incredible - worth the drive

  2. JA

    JohnA

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and wine. Beautiful setting. Lovely hosts.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’re from Melb and were meeting a friend from Talangatta for lunch. Arriving early, we were offered a warm seat and a wine tasting, before repairing to the lakeside table to enjoy a chef’s lunch with paired wines. The food, service and ambience were excellent. We’ve joined the wine club, which will sadly require us to visit every 6 months or so, in order to better choose our wines. Highly recommended.

  4. CD

    CherylD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our food and wine experience at this beautiful venue. Cherie and Jarryd proved to be wonderful hosts. I would thoroughly recommend the set menu.

  5. TL

    TylerL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a beautiful place for lunch or even just a wine outside on warmer days. Staff are very knowledgeable about their wines! You won’t be disappointed coming here, we’ll definitely be back!

  6. W

    Woody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our guest loved the Lake Moodemeere experience. The wine tasting from Micheal was informative, witty and accompanied with excellent wine. Guests were seated with the amazing views overlooking Lake Moodemere "it couldn't be any more perfect" and "we didn't know this existed its beautiful". These were the comments made by my guests prior to dining. The food did not dissapoint and the words used to describe the taste was "exceptional" & "I cannot fit anymore in" The overall experienc is exceptional, it always is! Thank you Woody - The Little Kombi Company

  7. AL

    ALLAN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was great only let down was the chicken finger sandwiches. A better idea would be to blend chicken and stuff into a course paste served with toasted bread wedges. The visual appeal would have been better.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice winery - beautiful spot by the lake

  9. GB

    GraemeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food with stunning views and excellent staff.

  10. SB

    SuzyB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food in a beautiful setting outside next to the lake

  11. K

    Kayali

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Lovely relaxing luncheon experience in a beautiful quiet setting over looking the lake.

  12. PT

    PeterT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. We have been here before and it was a different menu. Whatever they serve is incredible

  13. CR

    CherylR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a beautiful day, so we were able to sit outside under the trees over looking the lake. Service, food, wine and setting were just fabulous

  14. HF

    HansF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent indoor / outdoor small kitchen restaurant, away from the hustle and bustle, a quiet moment for wine tasting with beautiful food.

  15. MN

    MurielN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had the pleasure of visiting Lake Moodemere Estate on Sunday and enjoying a relaxing lunch under the arching, shady trees overlooking the Lake. Our visit started in the homestead with an introduction to the wines produced at the estate. It was informative listening to a passionate winemaker talk about his wines and the history of the vineyard. Following the tastings we were shown to our seats in the homestead garden and given a detailed explanation of the menu. The meal was delicious, professionally presented and consisted of several different dishes that highlighted the range and quality of local produce. The estate wines were exceptional and had been carefully chosen to enhance each individual dish. The service provided throughout our visit was professional and friendly. Our Melbourne guests were impressed with the local dining experience and we were happy to be able to share 'The Moodemere Estate' experience with them. We look forward to visiting with friends again soon. Muriel

  16. JD

    JenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated outside in beautiful, peaceful surroundings on the edge of the lake! Food was superb, beautifully presented and tasted sensational!

  17. R

    Runner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, great food and lovely host Belinda. Nice for a long Saturday lunch and a special treat. Not inexpensive but well worth the money. Would recommend to anyone.

  18. VS

    VivianS

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the beautiful outdoor setting of Lake Moodemere Estate with dear old friends. Service was very welcoming and friendly and food and wine were just perfect! Could not have asked for better.

  19. AH

    AnneH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual we had a very relaxing lunch on a beautiful day. Belinda and the team seem to enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you so much.

  20. AH

    AndreaH

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a relaxing ambience on the river bank under the enormous old pine trees. We chose a 2 course lunch with matching wines after a full tasting experience. The food was amazing. Staff are super friendly and attentive.

  21. TS

    TrudeeS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food,wine was beautiful. The outlook and ambience was terrific as well as staff.

  22. PW

    PaulW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great location overlooking the lake, fabulous food and wine. Tables well placed under the trees for shade, but with speckled light. Highly recommended, we would go back - and take friends!

  23. L

    Lauren

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful place to dine with a view over the lake. Food was deliciously and perfectly paired with lovely wines

  24. RW

    RonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, wine and service. Glorious outlook looking over Lake Moodemere.

  25. SP

    SueP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the start of our experience we felt at home. We were taken through a wine tasting before our beautiful lunch with lake and Murray River views. The lamb is so tender and tasty and the spanner crab entree was so light and refreshing. Thanks Belinda, everything was perfect and we’ll be back. We also joined the club and are currently enjoying our first pack. Also, Muffin and Darcy, ( I think that was their names) your beautiful Labs, were an additional delight to our stay.

    Lake Moodemere EstateResponded on 2 February 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we're delighted to have you join as members of our Discover Club. We hope to welcome you back many times in the future. Muffin and Darcy are chuffed to be mentioned and have promised to be ready at the gate to celebrate your arrival.

  26. G

    Gryf235

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took the family for lunch after having been there with a couple of friends two weeks ago. New items on the menu and WOW! An absolute must if you’re in the area. Book in advance. The new Riesling is beautiful. Thanks again Mike, Belinda and team.

    Lake Moodemere EstateResponded on 2 February 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your time with us. We're always excited when our guests return with friends and family. The Riesling is a brand new release and it's good to know you enjoyed it as much as we do. We hope to see you again soon with more friends to introduce!

  27. V

    Victorian

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Not highly recommended at all. Food was OK, Lamb was nice. dog coming into the restaurant after a swim and shaking the wet coat in the restaurant didn't impress. Service was ok but orders were constantly wrong for drinks and each course, but were corrected when we said it was not what we ordered. We expected a lot more from this place.

    Lake Moodemere EstateResponded on 2 February 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your lamb dish, produced with zero food miles. We do apologise for any lapse in the quality of service. During this time of staff shortages, we appreciate our guests understanding but we don't take it for granted. When you walk through our gate you are invited to share in our environment and lifestyle. Darcy is a loved member of our family and we consider the pleasure he brings our guests as an asset to our business.

  28. H

    deanH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outdoor setting overlooking Lake Moodamere is outstanding. Food is consistently excellent, and wines are of course great

  29. KH

    KirstyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Do yourself a favour and have a meal at Lake Moodemere. The food is delicious and the setting is gorgeous. And, of course, it is all accompanied by great wine and friendly staff.

  30. HJ

    HughJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great place for lunch. Views over Lake Moodemere, sitting in the shade. Food excellent especially with matching wines.

  31. G

    Gryf235

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been wanting to come here for some time. Firstly Michael and Belinda are both so hospitable. Wine tasting very nice and informative. Lunching under the trees overlooking the water was beautiful. Food was sensational. Lamb was delish! Enjoy and live life 🥂

  32. L

    Lyn211

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A gorgeous location with relaxed friendly service and delicious food and wine.

  33. S

    Shellex

    Victoria

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxing setting overlooking the lake under the trees. Food was excellent, the estate grown lamb in particular was outstanding. Service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

  34. MF

    MystyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous dining experience. The food and wine combination was great. We will be back

  35. HA

    HAF74

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely place to relax outdoors shaded by old trees overlooking Lake Moodemere. We enjoyed excellent local food and wine,but a little pricy. Nice talking to the winemaker/owner.

  36. LC

    LeighC

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Lovely place to have lunch or taste the wines. Will go back again .

  37. JP

    JoseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful winery estate, which we didn't know existed. The wine tasting experience was fun and educational and lunch was spectacular. The service all round was brilliant. Would recommend everyone visit Lake Moodemere Estate, if in the Rutherglen region. Oh yes, the wines are beautiful too.

  38. S

    Sharon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful wine, amazing food & a great location, what more could you ask for 🍷

  39. MB

    MichelleB

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful as always sitting by the lake eating incredible food with wonderful hosts what could be better, this time we had the Mozzarella & tomatoes salad, and the chicken terrine for entrees, followed by the fantastic lamb ragu Gnocchi & Bouillabaisse, then the chocolate pudding & affogato for dessert. Accompanied by wonderful lake moodamere sparkling red. If you have lunch here you are always in for a wonderful meal and day the Chambers are incredible hosts.

  40. J

    Joybags

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, amazing food & wines, lovely host/hostess. Highly recommend.

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

FAQs

Lake Moodemere Estate is rated 4.8 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lake Moodemere Estate

12 Moodemere Road Rutherglen, AU-VIC 3685

Additional information

  • Area

    Rutherglen

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 10:00–17:00 Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30–16:00

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jarrod Smith

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 6032 9449

  • Catering

    Our Seasonal Menu features our Estate Grown Produce matched with our Single Vineyard Wines. We focus on simple cooking, harmonious flavours and fresh, quality ingredients. If we didn’t grow it and make it ourselves we have sourced the best of our region’s fabulous produce.

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