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“Excellent Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tokar Estate Yarra Valley Winery Restaurant

Tokar Estate Yarra Valley Winery Restaurant
6 Maddens Lane, Coldstream, Victoria VIC 3770 Australia, Australia
+61 3 5964 9585
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Coldstream
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Had Sunday lunch at Tokar and it was great. Location and views are excellent, their red wines actually have some decent body for Yarra Valley wines and the food was delicious. The wait staff were very good and one in particular had a great understanding of their wines. She was able to quickly suggest the right wine for me based on my likes.
Only small low (and this is just being picky) is the meals are quite expensive, $35-40. The food was really very good but would be nice to have a $25-30 menu for lunch. On that though we used our entertainment book voucher and got $35 off the overall bill.
Will definitely be back and will recommend to out friends.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely hilltop locale with magnificent food & wine -5 stars!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was our second time at Tokar Estate, both times for Sunday lunch. And again, a magnificent meal was had! Modern Mediterranean inspired menu, great wines, lovely hilltop setting with stunning views, excellent service. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glen Waverley
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127 reviews 127 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Good value mid week lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited on a Tuesday, mid-winter without a booking.
The restaurant had at least 30 patrons, but they were still very welcoming.
Tables were set with white linen cloths and serviettes.
We were offered a choice of two courses plus a glass of house wine (for $39.95 each). We chose mains and dessert. Mains included bouillabaisse, steak and lamb goulash. There were at least 3 desserts.
We had delicious complementary home made bread before the main courses, and were given more to mop up the tasty sauces with the mains. The fillet steak was only offered as medium. I prefer medium rare/rare. The steak was still tender, juicy and appetising.
After lunch we tasted some additional wines at the counter. Overall, the wines at Coldstream Hills were better quality, but Tokar Estate offered good value for money.
Tokar Estate is especially worth a visit if you are interested in wines from Tempranillo grapes.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo
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397 reviews 397 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 121 cities Reviews in 121 cities
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
“Memorable set lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were a bit concerned about the set lunch, but it turned to be a great choice! Starters were excellent (I had artichoke soup, delicious) and main were also excellent. The wine recommended by staff was perfect and the dessert with a great expresso couldn't be better. Service was attentive and friendly, the atmosphere is nice and yes, it's a bit pricey, but worth it. Also, portions were bigger than I thought.
We recommend it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Classy but friendly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Tokar was chosen by our tour guide to celebrate our 40th and also our 1st trip to Yarra Valley and what a great choice it turned out to be. The meal was superb and the staff just as good. The wines especially their Pinot was beautiful and the 2 hrs went very quickly. Most definitely coming back.

Visited June 2013
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