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“A place where we must take our friends to enjoy as well”
Review of Deirdre's

Deirdre's
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Laharum
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Whilst visiting friends affected by the recent terrible fires in the Laharum region, learned that Deirdre's, despite having their olive grove damaged by fire and having the firefront stop just metres from their home and restaurant little more than a week before, the owners had bravely re-opened to the public.

Despite the region's obvious fire devastation, we were surprised to see quite a lot of locals and non-locals filling the restaurant. They all appeared to be enjoying the ambience of the restaurant's industrial-styled interior, incredible location at the base of Mt. Difficult in the Grampians, friendly service and beautifully presented food.

The restaurant may be considered a bit remote, but it's not at all hard to find from the main Northern Grampians Road and a short drive through the bush road from the highway makes this place all the more surprising when you arrive.

A shortish menu using high-quality local produce was still difficult to decide to choose from as it all looked so good. Having decided upon the duck and lamb, we noticed another table being served a platter of local cheeses, cured meats, their own olives, and other goodies; we couldn't resist and changed our mind to ask 'we'll have what they're having'.

Along with a crisp, cold glass of local chardonnay, we thoroughly enjoyed our shared grazing platter, which was a generous serve for 2 as a light lunch. Later we shared a serve of dessert (pannacotta with strawberries drizzled in their own vanilla-infused olive oil), which was light and delicious.

Sitting and enjoying our time at Deirdre's, we chatted about all the people we know who we must take out there so we can enjoy this lovely place again!

For locals and non-locals alike, Deirdre's restaurant is a must-visit.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Laharum have for years now made, in my opinion, the best olive oil in the Grampians, perhaps Victoria. I have bought the oil in Wartook and Halls Gap, but never visited the "cellar door" until today. Coming just to have a sneak peek, we ended up staying for lunch and enjoyed a marvellous platter of local cheeses, charcuterie, and of course olives! The homemade pickled beetroot was a highlight. Tempting wine list and though we didn't indulge this time - we will on our return visit. Totally recommended for the gourmet!

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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal on the weekend here with my family. Beautiful setting amongst the olive grove matched with delicious food that I will definitely be returning for. Expect to see this newish restaurant becoming a must visit spot for anyone who loves fine food in a relaxed enjoyable setting

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1  Thank JamesSAtkins
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