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“Fantastic view over Melbourne”

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Get some Perspective & Escape the noise and pressures of the concrete jungle. Less than one hour from the Melbourne CBD you can be SkyHigh – on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid cool fern glades and lush towering native forest, looking at the big picture, from the Mornington Peninsula across the majestic sweep of Port Phillip Bay, surrounded by Melbourne’s growing urban fringes, to the You Yangs on the southern horizon. After sunset the southern sky, brilliant in the clear mountain night, is imitated by a spectacular carpet of glittering city lights. Highlights include:- Viewing platforms with stunning views that sweep across the Mornington Peninsula and Port Phillip Bay , to the You Yangs on the Southern horizon The picturesque ‘secret garden’ – ideal for wedding ceremonies and private functions SkyHigh garden maze constructed from native flora. Contemporary café and family bistro open for Breakfast & Lunch (Breakfast only available on Weekends) Chic Restaurant available for Dinner A world-class function centre – a wonderful spot for corporate functions, family celebrations or wedding receptions and Xmas parties. English garden and forest walks Open 7 days a week including public holidays Gates open Monday to Friday 9am-10pm Gates open Weekends 8am-10pm Gate fee of $5 per car apply
Tecoma, Australia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fantastic view over Melbourne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

It is worth driving up to Sky High just for the view alone. You need to pay $5 for car entry, but this is for maintenance and upkeep of the grounds. The view itself is spectacular, especially if you are lucky enough to be up there on a clear day.
We have eaten at the restaurant several times, but most recently for our wedding anniversary. It was lovely sitting by the window watching the sunset over Melbourne, then the beautiful twinkling lights beneath us. The food itself was pretty good, thoroughly enjoyable. We had three courses, and shared the chocolate fondant (gorgeous).
I recommend coming during the day if you come with children, there is a giant's chair and a maze to entertain them. There is also a lovely garden to stroll through.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ElizabethS2
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kellence, Manager at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong... We look forward to seeing you again at some time in the future...
Kind regards
The Team at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
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English first
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“Great service and spectacular view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Absolutely delighted. Had a beautiful meal, complimented by very polite, friendly and attentive staff. The soup of the day tasted fresh and creamy, and there was enough of it to feed two! The veggie curry was one of the nicest curries Ive ever had and 'death by chocolate' didnt disappoint either! To top the night, the gardens and the magnificent city view provided the perfect backdrop to propose to my girlfriend. All in, the perfect night, thanks Sky high, we will definetely be back!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Martin O
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kellence, Manager at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review, we try to please our customers at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong... we are so glad you enjoyed your visit here. We look forward to seeing you again at some stage in the future...

Kindest regards
The SkyHigh Team
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Melbourne
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“Magnificent panoramic views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

I've been to skyhigh on a few occasions over the last few years, most recently in Apr 2013 for a wedding. The food in the restaurant is ok. It's not bad but not great either, it's average.

The surrounding gardens are very pleasant and quite nice to stroll through. The carved tree is a must see. There's a hedge maze which I've heard is good but quite expensive to enter.

The star of the show is the panoramic view of the greater Melbourne area. You can see for miles all around and all the way to port Philip bay. Sometimes during the day the view can be a little hazy depending on the weather. However, you've just got to see the view at night when it's lit up like a New York City Christmas tree. It truly is magnificent. I'd put up with the average food in the restaurant any day for a glimpse of that view.

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Thank IrishDownUnder
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A Wonderful SkyHigh Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

When did you dine at SkyHigh?: 27th Mar 2013
Was this your first visit?: Yes
Was it a special occasion?: Yes
Level of service: Excellent
Speed of service: Excellent
Friendliness of staff: Excellent
Quality of food: Excellent
Presentation of food: Excellent
Atmosphere / Surroundings: Excellent
Value for money: Excellent
My friend took me to SkyHigh to celebrate my birthday. It was a wonderful place to have lunch and look out at such a wonderful view of the city and far-off mountains. The food was delicious and the service was second-to-none. I will definitely be back probably for another special occasion or just to get out of the city if only for a few hours. 10/10

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank DJS20131
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We booked a table near the window so we could enjoy the sunset as we ate dinner. The entree, main and dessert were all tasty. They weren't at the upper end of fine dining, but the produce was fresh, cooked just right and tasty. I had nothing to complain about regarding my meal, but no dish was a stand out 'wow'. I would still recommend SkyHigh to those wanting a great meal with great service and views. There weren't that many people when we first arrived, so service was fast, friendly and highly attentive. Service did slow later as they became really busy and I would recommend assigning waiters to a set group of tables each as I noticed that all waiters were trying to service all tables and I don't think that quite works. One or two tables often end up being neglected while others are very well serviced.
When quite a few people started standing on the wall outside the restaurant and blocking the view of the diners, the manager requested they get down as diners specifically come to dine here for the view as they eat. I and the other diners appreciated this and also appreciated those who were asked to get down doing so without a fuss.
We'd definitely return and recommend SkyHigh to other diners.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Carol T
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