I couldn't find Max's Restaurant alone on trip advisor so am writing this here as would like to highly recommend the dinner we had in celebration of my birthday there.
The wine tasting room was great- some of the best wine I've tasted in the area, and the staff were helpful and fun. They also had good quality wine related gifts.
The restaurant is in a phenomenal setting- panoramic views of Phillip island from every table. The staff were very attentive, and the food with matching wines was sensational. I had oysters with champagne, followed by steak with a lovely red wine and then a great chocolate dish with fortified sweet wine. My husband had calamari and then local fish followed by a very interesting sesame ice cream...he was driving, so didn't unfortunately partake in the wines!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Max’s Retreat at Red Hill Estate is tucked away in the original estate farmhouse, overlooking the vines to Westernport Bay and Phillip Island. The renovated retreat accommodates two couples and is a gentle two minute stroll to Max’s Restaurant and the Red Hill Estate cellar door. The two queen sized bedrooms boast ensuites (one with a spa bath) Sheridan linens and L’Occitane amenities. Original wooden floorboards feature in the open plan kitchen, dining and living areas and a separate sitting room makes a lovely quiet reading area. Enjoy a quiet afternoon drink or barbeque on the front deck as you admire the stunning view and feel as if you are in your own private paradise. Max’s Retreat at Red Hill Estate is charged at $300 per couple per night. This rate includes generous breakfast provisions and a complimentary bottle of Red Hill Estate sparkling wine.A BBQ pack can be supplied for guests to cook price $45.00 per person. Please note a two night minimum stay applies on long weekends and during January. ... more less