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Farmers Arms Hotel

1 East Street, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
0353482091
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Ranked #5 of 46 restaurants in Daylesford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $36
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Café
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
melbourne
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We wanted somewhere fairly casual but with great food and the Farmers Arms hit the nail on the head. No reservations needed, find a table and order at the bar. Chicken stuffed with goats cheese was wolfed down followed by a fabulous cheese platter. Great coffee accompanied by great service. Would go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The fine dining prices of this place are at odds with the pub experience this place offers. You seat yourself, order at bar, ect. I would expect waiter service for this price. Also the good while delicious was way too small. I am a small female and not a big eater. I ordered the nudi ravioli off the 'larger meals'... More

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Melbourne Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to Farmers Arms after three separate recommendations and were not disappointed. Wife ordered the chicken & I had the lamb shanks. Very good meals and reasonably priced. Good service. Would definitely recommend.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed in Daylesford for four nights and by far this was our best meal. We both had the Belly Pork and it was to die for. The wine was also great with a vast selection. We found the staff friendly with excellence service. I will make sure I recommend the Farmers Arms to anyone who enjoys their food in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great place to go to have a casual hearty and tasty meal at no loss of quality produce. We went on a Tuesday night at around 8pm, so it was probably a bit quieter than normal, but it was nice and cosy and the food was delicious. I had the porterhouse steak which was cooked to perfection... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The place had a nice atmosphere, the food we ordered was tasty but could have been a little more substantial. Locals were very friendly which was a bonus. Over all we had a nice evening.l

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Margaret River, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Oh how we wish our stay in Daylesford had been longer so we could have returned for other nights!! This will happen! Ambience, food, service, beer - all A1!! The menu and choice were outstanding. The various locations to sit were great - bar stools thru to formal comfy dining chairs/tables. Staff very friendly, appropriate and helpful. A good selection... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The place is attractive enough. Postcard goodness, But that's where it ends. The menu is fairly extensive, over reaching a bit I thought, as our ordered dishes were cooling upon service and well overpriced for what was received. The dining room was a bit chilly too, but the coldest things of all were the haughty "look down your nose" proprietresses.... More

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Farmers A, Owner at Farmers Arms Hotel, responded to this review

We take any form of complaint extremely seriously and in over 5 years of owning the Farmers Arms, this is the first time we have ever felt it necessary to a respond to a TripAdvisor review. We pride ourselves with providing consistently warm and friendly service. Neither we as proprietors, nor any of our staff, would ever ‘look down our... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Came here on the recommendation of a friend. Arrived at 5.30 pm on Friday for a drink, place was almost filled by 6. Obviously a favourite with the locals as the friendly but efficient staff greeted many by name. We shared a saganaki which was simple and tasty and i had a filet mignon which was tender, came with simple... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here on Sunday night. Excellent food and efficient service. They remembered our order without table number, which was impressive. Would we go back? - yes definitely. Only complaint- a touch pricey, but then you do have to pay for quality.

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