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“Mother,s Day.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake House

Lake House
4 King Street, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
0353483329
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Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in Daylesford
Price range: $0 - $81
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: In the kitchens, a talented young team under the guidance of Owner and Executive Chef Alla Wolf- Tasker works from the ground up producing cutting edge, modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and regional ingredients. The kitchen creates most items on the daily menu from the ground up – ranging from bread, charcuterie, preserves, smoked goods, chocolates and more.
Ballarat, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Mother,s Day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The whole dining experience..Food,Wine,Service,completed a memorable evening, Thank You again Lake House.

  • Visited May 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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LHManager, Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank-you for your generous words of support and enthusiasm. As our guests you are our livelihood and we're so delighted that we were able to exceed your expectations again. We look forward to seeing you at Lake House again in the near future.
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Melbourne
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A Memorable Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

An evening at the Lakehouse is always memorable. I hadn't been for about five years and was pleased to see that it's even better than before. You feel welome from the minute you arrive. The dining room is lovely and is quiet and intimate, even though it is full. The staff are professional and knowledgable about the food and wine. Then there is the food itself - just delicious, beautifully presented and clealry making the most of local ingredients. This is the place for a romantic or special night out.

  • Visited May 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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Just as good as we'd hoped for.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We had been once before and convinced our friends to come with us on a special trip - living 700km away makes it a bit tricky to be a regular.
It was an outstanding experience from start to finish. Exquisitely thought through, executed and presented dishes on the (meat) dégustation. This is real food designed for eating, unlike some other top end eateries where substance is supplanted by style and technique. Not a weak course.
We had the matching wines. This brought us into regular conversations with Tom Hogan, Sommelier and undoubtedly one of Lake House's great assets. Tom's input was knowledgeable but never condescending. And, although one or two of the wines were perhaps not to our (my) liking all reflected an intelligent approach to matching the food.
All the other staff were similarly friendly and attentive - a thoroughly professional team.
So my congratulations to all. We were a satisfied quartet at the end of a memorable meal.

  • Visited May 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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LHManager, Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank-you for your review and enthusiastic commentary. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience and will be sure to pass this along to our crew - particularly the wine team. We hope to see you back at Lake House in the future.
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Sydney,
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Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Dining in Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The Lake House,Daylesford is the epitome of FINE DINING.....from the moment you step into the reception area you know just by the smiles from the welcoming staff that this is going to be a experience to remember. The interiors of the Restaurant are crisp white with walls of windows leading on to the stunning lake view.....surrounded by well manicured gardens.
We ordered a large selection from the extensive menu ....from charcuterie of black pig....a taste of wonderful sensations.....duck served in 2 different ways.....cassolet.. fish .....peanut dolce.....and for wines to accompany the meal there are 31 pages of what The Lake House has to offer, so no one would go without having their favourite wine with their meal.
Service is convivial , with your waiter giving you a good description of each course offered.
It's a 2 hat restaurant so one would expect all that comes with 2 hats...BUT THE LAKE HOUSE IS A GEM IN DAYLESFORD........not to be missed if you enjoy FINE DINING. We gave it 10/10. Gold star to THE LAKE HOUSE.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LHManager, Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank-you for your review. We're delighted that you enjoyed our "House on the lake" and hope to see you back soon.
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Delightful Restuarant Venue with Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A beautiful dining room with very professional service and a great seasonal menu. The Lakehouse earns it's reputation and it's chefs hats.

Visited April 2013
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LHManager, Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank-you for your great feedback. We're delighted that we could exceed your expectations and hope to see you back at Lake House in the future.
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