Balgownie Estate-Rae's Restaurant

Average price $75
122 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 122 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.6/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Was a nice 2 course lunch at Rae’s. The staff were lovely and food came out at a good pace. Had the kangaroo capaccio and pastry with pumpkin for entree and then pork belly and steak for main. What was a little let down was the pork belly. Was anticipating for the skin to be great and crispy and the pork to be lovely and soft however it was medicore Sadly the pork wasn’t lovely and soft and the skin not so crispy. However the steak was amazing! Beautifully cooked and marinated. Cooked to mediaum rare preference. Great accompaniments to the meat. Definitely recommend !

  2. Andrew S.
    • one review

    Really interesting menu with plenty to choose.. Attentive service Amazing outlook at sunset

  3. Mark L.
    • one review

    Excellent all round the team made us feel special especially Megan who look after us and the food was an excellent compliment to the whole occasion. Thanks Mark

  4. Peter N.
    • one review

    Lovely food and wine with great views and service

  5. A A.
    • 275 reviews

    Stayed one night at Balgownie Estate. had dinner at Rae's excellent service, food was good without being exceptional. Had excellent estate pinot noir. Would still recommend.

  6. A A.
    • 269 reviews

    High quality food beautifully presented, friendly staff, beautiful views

  7. Willem V.
    • one review

    Alyece provider exception natural firendly service

  8. A A.
    • 255 reviews

    Th e atmosphere was very pleasant, but a bit noisy with a table of young people nearby. Not easy to control!

  9. Joe M.
    • one review

    More variety on the menu would be good.

  10. A A.
    • 266 reviews

    Relaxed atmosphere. Great service. Everyone loved the food. Perfect for my family celebration.

  11. A A.
    • 240 reviews

    Ok as a one off.

  12. A A.
    • 242 reviews

    This restaurant was fantastic, the food was top quality. Only things I would say as feedback is that the main courses could have another vegetarian option and the cost is on the higher side.

  13. Terry D.
    • one review

    Wonderful food and atmosphere , terrific Wine list and a relaxed , comfortable place for Lunch. Highly Recommend this Winery.

  14. Sonia M.
    • one review

    Fabulous food, fabulous wine, fabulous time with loved ones

  15. A A.
    • 252 reviews

    Lovely atmosphere, friendly service, great food and wine.

  16. Peter C.
    • 2 reviews

    Noisey place to take a date for romance . Families with children running around for a later dine in experience.?Not reasonable to surcharge $20 because of a public holiday.

  17. A A.
    • 253 reviews

    Service staff Connor was perfect.

  18. A A.
    • 283 reviews

    Amazing service, fancy food, nice interior

  19. Loretta M.
    • one review

    This was our third visit and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Perhaps a Mother's Day special luncheon would be a great idea.

  20. Erica e.
    • one review

    I found this restaurant to to be so disappointing. The location is magnificent but the vibe is drab and outdated. The staff look like they are in a fine dining restaurant but it is far from this. We chose the 2 courses for $60 and it was average at best. Basic food that could be served in a RSL or pub. The staff knew nothing about the wine. I asked them the difference in the Pinots and the started to tell me whqt a pinot was? I just feel for a restaurant at a winery the staff knowledge should be of an extremely high standard. Possibly with a sommelier roaming the restaurant. My advice....Go somewhere else..

More information

How to get to the restaurant

1309 Melba Highway, 3775, Yarra Glen, Australia

Directions to get there

Yarra Glen, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges

About the restaurant

Magic among the vines

Situated at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley (within an hour of Melbourne) Rae's Restaurant is an ideal venue for any occasion. Whether you're wanting a romantic getaway, girlie weekend or just an excuse to escape, Rae's is the place to be. From casual coffee’s, to hearty breakfasts, chic lunches and 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 the day spa, put your hiking boots on and take trek on their network of walking tracks or simply indulge with a glass of bubbles by the open fire. The warmer months make it impossible to resist the outdoor dining area overlooking the stunning vineyard. Oh and don’t forget about their Cellar Door.

Best dish: Caramelised condensed milk and honeycomb semifreddo


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