Set amongst lush vineyards and natural bushland, the winery and restaurant have a peaceful charm that visitors easily warm to. Established over 40 years ago by the Kelly family, Kellybrook has seen two generations of wine and cider makers producing award-winning wines and ciders. A recent move has seen the addition to the winemaking team of Rob Hall. Rob was previously the head winemaker at the prestigious Mount Mary in Coldstream. Kellybrook is one of the few farm cider makers in Australia and holds an annual cider festival in May. They also distill a distinctive apple brandy. Kellybrook's restaurant is full of character, with fine food, background music and, of course, Kellybrook wines and ciders are featured on the winelist. It features modern international cuisine, balancing traditional dishes with lighter, more modern styles. Set between the vineyard and a delightful established garden dominated by a century-old oak, the restaurant is ideal for weddings and functions, as well as for casual ...read more
I had already booked when I then saw the reviews below - so was a little concerned. Our experience could not have been further from that experienced by others. Great food. Good choice on the menu without being over powering. Lovely service. The service extended to a pair of scissors to snip a scratchy label of 12 year olds new dress. Water was promptly refilled. Wine pouring at just the right time. Advice was given about the menu. Ours was a special birthday so we wanted somewhere above a bistro but also not too formal. Table placement was such that there was plenty of room and not too much noise - but it also didn't feel too empty. Everyone in our group raved and everyone ordered exactly the right thing (which is always a good sign). Kellybrook was spot on. We will be back.
Like the other reviewer I also had problems with the service at this restaurant, more so even. The person in charge is rude, unhelpful and honestly seems to be under the impression that the customers are there to help them and not the other way around. they also expect the customer to know what information they require for bookings instead of asking questions themselves. Ultimately I would not recommend any group bookings at this restaurant, it took nearly a dozen phone calls and a couple of arguments (!!) to get my booking in order and for this I was treated aggressively when we arrived. I honestly can't believe they think that people will pay that much for that much rudeness and get repeat business. For the record the food is lovely, as it should be for the price, and the restaurant itself is beautiful, but not worth the effort of putting up with such poor customer service.
Winter warmer deal - 3 course meal for just under $30. Thought this would be a great opportunity to visit this winery for a meal that doesn't break the bank. Unfortunately, food quality and service reflected the price. Disappointed with the absence of menu items that contained the famous cider. Staff could have been more welcoming and perhaps should have refrained from commenting on the price of the wine we ordered. Hopefully their regular menu and service are higher quality as such a beautiful place should not be tainted by substandard food and service.