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Wombat Hill House

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Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens | Central Springs Road, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Telephone + 61 3 4373 0099

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  • 16
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

Hidden away in the Botanic Gardens is the Wombat Hill House Cafe. Its well worth the adventure to find it. Its a hidden gem, so take your camera, stunning decor . Lovely diverse menu, and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Susan P
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Michele from the Forget Me Not Garden Cottages recommended the Wombat cafe and it was fantastic. The food and staff are terrific and we loved the open fireplace.

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Larissa W, Manager at Wombat Hill House, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your enthusiastic review. We're glad you had a good time with us. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Hidden deep inside the Botanical Gardens is this truly warm and relaxing cafe. Great menu and the service was friendly and professional. Even offered for us to taste the wine before selecting a glass. Easy to chat and enjoy the atmosphere. Huge recommendation

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Larissa W, Manager at Wombat Hill House, responded to this review

Thank-you for sharing your experience in our little cafe. We love that you enjoyed it and hope to see you back soon. Puppies are welcome in the courtyard and kitchen garden! More 

Perth, Australia
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223 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It takes a bit of a hike to get to the cafe. It's in the botanic gardens in Daylesford but the carpark is up on top of the hill near the tower. This means a walk down to the cafe though some nice garden area. The trouble is the walk back up to the carpark. Not good if you are... More 

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Larissa W, Manager at Wombat Hill House, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience. Please note there is some limited car parking for those with mobility issues nearby the cafe. But otherwise yes - our guests do enjoy the gardens on their way to the cafe. More 

Gisborne, Australia
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I had lunch here today, he throughly enjoyed the fish and chips and I had a fantastic chicken and mushroom pie in puff pastry, served with winter vegetables, (carrots, green beans, onions),the pastry was devine. Hot chocolate to die for and coffee is always first class.

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Larissa W, Manager at Wombat Hill House, responded to this review

We do love our coffee and are glad you do too. Thank-you for taking the time to post a review. We're delighted that you enjoyed our Wombat Hill House. More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

OMG I am so sic and tired of the new trendy Meccano breakfast "two eggs anyway you like" $xx add a sausage $xx a little mushroom $xx some avocado $xx relish $xx. Pretty much anyway you look at it, it adds up to a lot. Took mum here for breakfast and she wanted relish so here you go here your... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had visited Wombat in December 2013 & the experience was 4/5; however today was a little disappointing. The Mushroom Risotto I ordered did not have the lovely creaminess that a beautiful constructed risotto has & sadly it also lacked flavour. My husband ordered a sad impersonation of the French classic 'Croque Monsieur'. The Tempranillo wine we ordered however was... More 

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Daylesford
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had walked our three dogs around the Wombat Gardens and popped in for a hot drink and rest before heading back home. Our waiter kindly unlocked the gate to allow us in with the dogs in the outside part of the cafe, where we found some cushions on seats for our cold bottoms. Our drinks arrived promptly and we... More 

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Port Fairy, Australia
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Finding the entrance by car was a nightmare Finally found the car park and had to walk through what I would agree was beautiful vegetation, however after having just recently having had heart surgery, it was difficult. When we got to the actual cafe, we found that there was a much more convenient entrance available, but obviously kept for locals... More 

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Larissa W, Manager at Wombat Hill House, responded to this review

Thank-you for your feedback. You are correct, we are located in the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. The main car park for the gardens is at the top and there is some parking available at the lower end of the gardens. We are limited with the signage we can initiate in a public space as it is not our own but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I visited this amazing beautiful gem in Daylesford this morning for breakfast. I had a breakfast pizza... yes a pizza for breakfast, need I say more! The coffee was perfect and brewed to perfection. The service was impeccable!! The staff went above and beyond catering to my every need, 1 in particular Phillip. Although we did not speak for long... More 

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Larissa W, Manager at Wombat Hill House, responded to this review

Thank-you for sharing your experience! We're delighted that you enjoyed our Wombat Hill House and look forward to seeing you back here soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Hidden away in the Botanic Gardens is the Wombat Hill House Cafe. Its well worth the adventure to find it. Its a hidden gem, so take your camera, stunning decor . Lovely diverse menu, and friendly staff.

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Larissa W, Manager at Wombat Hill House, responded to this review

Thank-you for sharing your Wombat experience! We hope to see you back here soon. More 

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  • Address: Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens | Central Springs Road, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Daylesford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Australian

Description

Telephone + 61 3 4373 0099

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