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Rae's Restaurant - Balgownie Estate

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1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kaitaia. NZ
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on our sine tour. Had some really nice wine tastings, then lunch. I had the beer battered fish, chips and salad, which came with a bread roll. It was really tasty, nice crisp batter. My partner had the lamb shank which he said was very good too. The setting is so nice, rolling hills and vineyards, such... More 

Thank delton486
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a girls weekend away and had dinner at Rae's restaurant and both the food and service could not be faulted and there was the most amazing views from the restaurant. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Karen S
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really top quality food in a lovely, romantic atmosphere with subdued lighting & music. Our waiter's choice of wine to accompany the food was spot on. Excellent night all round.

Thank ChiefCrowLeg
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Perhaps high praise is a curse for restaurants like movie comedies. We went for Sunday lunch with close friends. We all had high expectations for Rae's based on recommendations. Regrettably they weren't met. To be fair most things were on the mark - the setting is great (where isn't in the Yarra Valley), the service was friendly and reasonably attentive... More 

Thank KevorNot
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to Rae's and we love it more every time we dine with them. The staff were very attentive and friendly (in particular Matt and Conor last night) and their service was stellar. My lamb rump was cooked to perfection and the other meals on our table were outstanding. Every moment of our dining experience was... More 

Thank Sezalou619
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting of Rae's Restaurant at Balgownie Estate in Melbourne's Yarra Valley is perfect. The Yarra Valley is becoming famous for its thriving wine industry, and top French champagne marque Moet and Chandon is producing fine sparkling wine from grapes grown in this picturesque valley and sold from the estate Domain Chandon. Parking is provided beside Rae's Restaurant and it... More 

Thank bowenjk
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi, We went for a Thursday dinner and although a bit expensive, it was worth it, wonderful service, great food and although it was getting dark, still a good view with some trees lit up. i would highly recommend it.

Thank TonyinOz
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service were excellent. Great variety and quite well priced. My husband and I stayed for the weekend. There was a hiccup with the accommodation as one night was a gift voucher and the other we booked. Somewhere along the way it was not realised that we were staying for the two nights, so our room was not cleaned.... More 

Thank gglnconv
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room with a view & good facilities to match --- complimented by Winery Cellar Door tastings and Rae's Restaurant providing great food ----- a great package ! Special mention to "Karen" at the Cellar door who is a fantastic hostess & ambassador for the region --- and made our visit memorable !!!

Thank Mark M
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant based on the fact that it seemed to be the closest 'fanciest' restaurant to where we were staying and wanted somewhere special for my birthday. Unfortunately we assumed that the prices were high that this would equate to a fine dining experience - were we ever wrong! The evening started off nice enough with the host... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Yarra Glen
  • Phone Number: 61397300774
Situated at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley and within an hour of Melbourne, Rae's is an ideal venue for any occasion - a romantic getaway, that long awaited girlie weekend or just an excuse to escape. From casual coffee’s, to hearty breakfasts, chic lunches or intimate dinners, Rae's Restaurant will see you eat and drink in style. The views are breathtaking and the facilities invite you to extend your day. Enjoy a massage at our day spa, trek our walking tracks or simply indulge with a glass of bubbles by the fire. The warmer months make it impossible to resist the outdoor dining area overlooking our vines. For a bit of retail therapy, don’t forget to visit our Cellar Door.

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