TarraWarra Estate Restaurant

4.6
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208 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
The TarraWarra Estate property is internationally recognised as the place visit in the Yarra Valley, rooted by the estate’s respect for sustainability and provenance. Our subterranean cellar door makes for an unforgettable tasting experience, while head chef at our restaurant, Mark Ebbels, with his passion for dairy free and sustainable cooking, creates a menu inspired by our kitchen garden and local produce. Whether you linger here for the day surrounded by native bushland and waterways or drink our labour of love at home, TarraWarra Estate always finds a way to leave an impression.
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L
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable experience and will recommend to our friends and family.

J
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose TarraWarra Eastate for our 26th anniversary lunch. The location is really nice, the building architecture quite a stand out and the service I believe was first class. I was also impressed by the cleanliness. We did a little bit of wine tasting on site at the cellar door before we dined and I ended up purchasing 3 different bottles or red wine to take home. The food was very different to what I am familiar with, the menu items and presentation of what we ordered was an exercise in discovery and very enjoyable. I think we made the right choice!

B
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our visits! Perfect setting, great service and simply delicious menu.

BC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing experience, small but brilliant menu
Tastes were excellent and well presented
Do not miss this Yarra Valley experience
We will be back

KT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great location but the food, both presentation and standard, did not live up to the environment. Such a pity.

c
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere, service and food.
Would go again

PB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful lunch in a fantastic environment for families. Loved the food and the wine. Have already recommended to others. Thank you for a great experience.

PL
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were amazed at the fantastic quality of the food and wonderful taste of dishes, particularly the locally grown produce.
I am not a vegetarian but found the tomato main, using locally grown heirloom tomatoes, was outstanding.

SM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely divine space and excellent service. Not that impressed with the food, beautifully prepared and looked stunning but did not like the combinations. Best bit was bread and beautiful hummus. My friend was quite unwell about 4 hrs after eating the Venison Tartare. Must have been that as we ate the same food apart from that. Disappointing as I love this place. Maybe just chose the wrong food.

OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Hope we could stay longer to enjoy the warm hospitality from the staff and time walking around the vineyard.

Would definitely be back!

KB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing winery with stunning views, delicious and exquisite food and wine!

MG
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was very positive: Anne, our waitress was very welcoming, attentive, efficient and warm. The food was absolutely superb with many local ingredients incorporated into our dishes, wines were delicious and the atmosphere was gorgeous with the rolling hills and vineyards outside our window and very smart within the restaurant. We certainly would recommend Tarrawarra to family and friends from both Australia and afar.

n
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wr had a two course meal - both entrée and the main were delicious and very well presented. Service was great and friendly complimented by great ambience inside and out. Will definitely visit again.

JB
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tarrawarra always have great meals and service. Thanks again Darren and the team

V
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TarraWarra Estate itself is beautiful; the restaurant is set in its beautiful grounds.
Staff in the restaurant were friendly, courteous and super knowledgeable about the menu providing great descriptions of the components of each dish.
Within our group of 4 we all tried different dishes from each course sharing tastes with each other as we went.
Each dish impeccably presented and tasting as good as it looked. My onion starter had lovely textures and was delicious, my trout main was beautifully fresh the balance of textures and flavours was a triumph. Even the bread served at the start of the meal was delicious.
We shared a couple of bottles of the estate varietal wine and preferred the smoothness of the 2016 to the 2018, both were lovely.
Would have no hesitation recommending this restaurant; kudos to the chef and his brigade.

SH
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, service great, without being intrusive - everyone loved their entrees and mains, escpecially the kangaroo. We had a vegetarian at the table and she was impressed with the mushroom parfait and the risotto.
A couple were a bit disappointed with desserts but overall we were very happy

DH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the venue. Great food, lovely ambience all round. Service was great, staff very friendly and informative. Cannot wait to go back.

AS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A beautifully sited restaurant in the Yarra valley. The food was interesting using fresh ingredients, although some of the vegetables were past their best ie complementary hummus veg and potato. Bread delicious.

D
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One of my favorite places in Yarra Valley, gorgeous venue with absolutely great wine and views. Food is excellent, desserts could be better though. I'll always return back for more

PM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food
Interesting ingredients enjoyed.

KR
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got married here 3 years ago and go back for our wedding anniversary each year. The staff always greet us by name and welcome us back with open arms. The food and service are sensatial and I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful place.

EH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been on both occasions we have dined a wonderful experience. The food is really beautifully presented and delicious. The waitstaff are expert at describing the complexities of the dishes and a really great source of information regarding choice.
Highly recommended on all levels

g
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall it is a very good and enjoyable experience ,the food is always delicious and innovative. My only real misgiving is that the wines are very expensive for what they are.

NP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you turn into the drive you feel special.
Each corner offers a vista to savour.
The restaurant was near capacity but the atmosphere beckoned you to sit back and enjoy yourself.
We were welcomed warmly and led thru the menu for the day.
Very interesting and tasty food, with estate wines to match...
We will be back, if only to enjoy a glass and platter under the peppercorns... worth a trip in themselves

L
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch here, couldn’t fault the service. The food was delicious and innovative. Definitely will be coming again.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Innovative menu in a small and sophisticated restaurant in beautiful surroundings.

KF
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was lovely the ambiance was perfect.
Our waitress Ash was on point friendly but not too friendly, her manner and her service was an experience and truly a professional an experience I had not enjoyed in sometime.

LD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tantalising innovative cuisine, wonderful wine and beautiful vistas. I have been there on numerous occasions and the menu on offer never disappoints, but keeps getting better. Superb vegan desserts.

LD
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was at TarraWarra Estate for a lunch with colleagues. The decor, food and staff were excellent. I would definitely come back again!

MS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Mains took way too long to come out- 2 hours we were there

CV
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant represents quality on every level.
This was our first time, celebrating my husbands birthday last Thursday for lunch. The wait staff were professional whilst maintaining a friendly disposition and had a real understanding of all food on the menu.
Every morsel was amazingly delicious and incredibly creative.
It was really some of the best food we have had.
We had the pleasure in meeting the chef and were given the opportunity to express our gratitude.
We plan in celebrating my birthday in February, the only problem is limiting my guests to 8!
Thank you for a wonderful food experience!

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous estate, amazing food, lovely staff and very well priced!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with exceptional food and delicious wines. I made a wrong choice with my main course and the staff realising - without comment from me, were insistent on replacing it with something else of my choice. Exceptional service. Thank you Tarrawarra

MK
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foodie heaven

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived we were looked after by beautiful staff, the food was exemplary ( we are both vegan) and I think it was the best meal we have had.
Loved every minute of our lunch.
Portions were perfect,service A1, environment so lovely
Thank you

HN
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Our first lunch for 2020, but we like to come here every three or four months - even though it is a 90 minute drive from home. The food is so original and fresh. So obviously healthy but just so delicious. And, when you combine this great food with a visit to the gallery life is bliss

DP
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting served by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, we enjoyed the sense of difference of this restaurant.
Creative and tasty courses, different to mainstream restaurants, but delightfully different.

A
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sam was a superstar waitress! Absolutely loved our lunch at Tarrawarra. The only downfall is after spending a lot of money in the restaurant you still have to pay in full for tickets to the gallery.

J
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i have eaten at tw b4 and enjoyed ambience wine and food. current menu tho is outstanding. best of all previous times. the shaved frozen grapefruit was particularly inspired, but the kangaroo was also great as was the rich venison entree

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We loved TarraWarra estate for years and took our friends here for new year plus birthday celebration. I think because it is public holiday was really over booked which made seats really crowded and felt uneasy to move around. Also the food took way too long to be served, in total took us 3.5 hours to eat a 3 course meal and would have been nice if the waitering staff could have explained to us instead leaving everyone waiting and don’t know what is going on. The entree and dessert was beautiful but the main lamb belly was really fatty and lack of contrast in flavour wouldn’t recommend it to anyone especially now summer we all like something fresh.