Bella Restaurant at Yarra Valley Lodge

Average price $55
52 reviews

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Restaurant menu

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The chef recommends...

House made potato gnocchi w tomato sugo & Yarra Valley Dairy feta (V)
Lemon and parmesan crusted pork cutlet w apple coleslaw
Chicken breast w truffle polenta, broccolini roasted garlic and lemon dressing (GF)

Ratings & Reviews

based on 52 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.2/10
Service :7.7/10
Setting :7.7/10
  1. Zhanna K.
    Zhanna K.
    • 6 reviews

    We are very grateful to the chef for preparing a perfect pre-ordered duck dish that was so tender that you could cut it with a butter knife. Unfortunately, Salmon was overcooked with burned chips and the side salad never arrived. The atmosphere is very austere more suitable to a canteen than a higher end restaurant. Needs to a little oomph to bring it up. would definitely eat there again.

  2. Clare C.
    Clare C.
    • one review

    Directions to restaurant totally inadequate. As it was my birthday I was hoping for a pleasant experience, however anger consumed me. The bubbles warm, meals too expensive, not good. Staff did their best.

  3. Farina M.
    Farina M.
    • 44 reviews

    Very slow service, 1h to get the main

  4. Sue s.
    Sue s.
    • 12 reviews

    The meals were delicious & the staff very friendly. The menu was interesting & offered a good selection of meals. A nice restaurant for catching up with friends

  5. Christopher M.
    Christopher M.
    • one review

    We stayed at the lodge and arrived in late, so went to Bella since it was close. They kept the restaurant open for us which was highly appreciated. Despite the short menu, there were enough choices to keep our group of 5 happy, and the food was incredible. Service was a touch slow, but understandable given Bella was short staffed, and our host, Holly, made up for it with an infectious passion for her job and knowledge of wine.

  6. Ross G.
    Ross G.
    • one review

    Our waiter Holly was fantastic, pleasant and very helpful. Great choose of Pinot Holly??

    Bella Restaurant at Yarra Valley Lodge

    Hi Ross, Thanks so much for the kind review. We're stoked to hear you enjoyed your experience and especially the Pinot! Best Regards, Jase & the Yarra Valley Lodge Team.

  7. Ray R.
    Ray R.
    • 3 reviews

    The ambiance, food and service were all good. We tried the "Feed Me" menu choice which was a series of small dishes which just on kept coming one at a time until we could eat no more! Not something you would do every time but we found it an excellent dining experience and quite a novelty. So many different flavours. Thanks to Tanya and David who looked after us superbly.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews

    We waited over two hours for main courses - as did table next to us. Won’t come back

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Great food and service. Would definitely recommend to my friends.

    Bella Restaurant at Yarra Valley Lodge

    Thank so much for such a kind and thoughtful review. We really appreciate feedback and to know that our guests enjoy their experience is wonderful.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 292 reviews

    Great family dinner!

    Bella Restaurant at Yarra Valley Lodge

    Thank you kindly for the positive review of your bella dining experience. We truly value feedback so it's great to know we're delivering on the quality product and service we strive for.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews

    Great service and lovely meals. The gnocchi was delision.

  12. Billy R.
    Billy R.
    • 2 reviews

    Generally, food was good. We both ordered the chicken dinner, which was slightly dry and not as moist as I would’ve liked. We also ordered a bottle of red Cab Sauv that was loverly, although at $62 p/ bottle, I felt it a bit rich in price to pay a $19 premium for having it served to me in the restaurant as opposed to having it in my room.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews

    Lovely meal and great service

  14. Victor  X.
    Victor X.
    • 12 reviews

    The service was perfect and the food was delicious! The slow cook dishes were liked by all guests invited. Highly recommended.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews

    Excellent food

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews

    Great food and atmosphere, drinks menu was pretty comprehensive. However, both food and drinks were well over priced

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews

    Very nice food I would recommend the lamb cooked to perfection

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 282 reviews

    Did not meet our expectations

  19. Ben T.
    Ben T.
    • one review

    Excellent meal. Lovely service, staff were excellent. Will definitely recommend.

  20. Graeme H.
    Graeme H.
    • one review

    Lovely staff, made us feel very welcome. Very attentive and willing to give us another table in a quiter area of the restaurant after a large noisy group descended on the room without a booking. Pity that the management didn't refuse such a large group without a booking as it did spoil the atmosphere of what was to be a romantic special dinner for us.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

2 Heritage Avenue, 3116, Chirnside Park, Australia

Directions to get there

Chirnside Park, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges

About the restaurant

Some Country Indulgence

The Yarra Valley is overflowing with fresh produce, and Bella Restaurant at Yarra Valley Lodge knows how to make the most of it. Chef Philippe Perrey has created a provincial menu that is truly about the farm to plate philosophy. The menu is always changing with the seasons to reflect what’s available locally, so a return visit is a must. Depending on the time of year, you might find cured ocean trout on the menu, beetroot carpaccio or slow-cooked pork with a nectarine salad. There may be a chargrilled lamb fillet served with crushed peas and fresh mint, or pumpkin and sage tortellini. Bella Restaurant serves high tea on the weekends too. If you’re looking for a little indulgence, this is it. Freshly baked scones, homemade jam and cream and a variety of savoury and sweet treats are the ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the Yarra Valley. Don’t you think?

Best dish: Weekend high tea


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