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“Terrific for a long slow meal”
Review of Sunnybrae Restaurant - CLOSED

Sunnybrae Restaurant
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Lunch is a proper event at Sunnybrae. People book and travel long distances to eat there (weekends only): and booking is essential. Five or six (lost count) inventive courses spread out across the afternoon, and guests are invited to wander round the garden before the mains.

It's a few weeks and a long-haul flight since we ate there, so details of what we ate are a little hazy, but it was all excellent, with a mix of salads making full use of the garden's produce, some more robust hungarian fare (game) and a good wine list.

A large and spacious dining room with friendly and attentive service make this the ideal place to meet up with friends and family for a big occasion or just because you feel like it.

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3  Thank LondonWatson
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Sunnybrae is the perfect restaurant on a cold winter's day. But on saying that, I think Sunnybrae is perfect on any weekend. It is only open at weekends for lunch. Di and her staff are such warm and welcoming folk. The 5 course degustation menu was absolutely delicious. This was my second visit in 5 weeks and the menu was different. Ingrid, our waitress, even remembered the wine we had from last time!! Top marks. It was lovely to be able to wander the extensive garden and vegie patches, halfway through lunch, accompanied by the friendly dogs. I would highly recommend a visit to Sunnybrae. Make an advanced booking though. A wonderful experience and a great way to spend a leisurely weekend afternoon. Thank You, Di, George and staff.

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1  Thank Rofin
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We stumbled upon Sunnybrae having passed it countless times without realising. We were too late for a Sunday lunchtime booking, but they took our phone number anyway, just in case....we got lucky! A cancellation found four of us there for four hours on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon. What a gem! The restaurant was lovely, the staff freindly and informative and the food....was gorgeous, different, but gorgeous. Much of the food comes from their veggie garden (very envious) and the 5 courses kept us going all afternoon. We did have a walk around midway, which helped, but still very full when we left.

This is a fabulous place for a special 'foodie' experience with similarly minded friends, thank you George and all your crew. We could not have asked for more, and thank you to the table of four who cancelled!

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1  Thank SueLodder
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

This restaurant encourages you to relax and enjoy the whole experience the beautifully flavoursome and fresh locally sourced food, excellent wines & the friendly service and to top it off beautiful surroundings where you can wonder in the sunflower field and pick them to take home. I Highly recommend this restaurant for a leisurely long day out and definitely a place to take out of town visitors.

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2  Thank iShaggyC
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Book early. This country restaurant about 43 minutes out of Geelong, Victoria, is open only on the weekends and has only about 12 tables. The food is locally grown, seasonal produce—much of it from their own garden—accompanied by excellent, reasonably priced local wines and everything is absolutely delicious. It's a degustation menu ($70 per person) and with 5 courses it's a real bargain. You are encouraged to take a walk in the very workmanlike garden, where you will probably be joined by two friendly dogs. The decor is fun, shabby punk.

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2  Thank patsy178
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