The Lake House has been one of Victoria's best restaurants for more then 20 years.
Always focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredidients, matched with an ideal wine in an idealic setting.
Bookings are recommended.
Why not stay over at the Lake House? The 35 rooms and suites are furnished in a sophisticated country style and nestle amongst 6 acres of gardens. Each room either overlooks lake Daylesford or clusters around a series of courtyards and terraces.
Delicious slow-cooked food is on the menu here, where the vegie man turns up with fresh organic produce which is whipped up into five-star meals in a flash. This gourmet and spa retreat perches on the shores of Lake Daylesford and the Salus spa even boasts tree-house style mineral baths. The spa therapist fills a rose-petal tub and while the jets pummel your stress away, you can gaze out into the forest while sipping a glass of sparkling water from the area’s natural ...read more
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- Award Winning
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- Mains $30-$50
If I was fair I would give them at least a 4 star rating but the portion sizes of the otherwise great meals and the over all expense, well, it put me off. This is another of those venues geared moire to the haves, the people with more money than the rest of us can dream off. Oh the food is really nice, I mean, really, but I could not afford here too often in a decade.
My wife and I ate lunch there about 18 months ago and have mixed feelings about it. Early after our arrival for lunch the drinks waiter came around with a bottle of wine and asked if we would like a glass. Without checking what we were getting we replied we would like a whole bottle, which we subsequently got. We got a shock when the total bill for lunch (2 entrees, 2 mains, wine and coffee) came to over $230 and it turned out that we had ordered an $85 bottle of wine. I queried the price with the maitre'd and he confirmed it, so I left it at that and paid the bill. Our fault - we should have checked. So I take responsibility for that but it is still way too expensive. Having said that, the setting by the lake was beautiful, especially on a sunny summer day and the food was excellent. The table service was impeccable, helpful and obliging without being either snooty or sycophantic and if we needed something they were always there but were not overbearing or seen toread more
I hadn't eaten at the Lakehouse for a couple of years and I'm pleased to report it's as good today as it has been for many years.
We were in Daylesford for a friend's wedding and a dinner here was the perfect 'post wedding' celebration. With quite a large table (nine people) we decided to have the degustation menu with some good Victorian Pinot Gris and Shiraz. The service was efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was the real hero -read more