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Total Score

8.6
1253 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(7.9)
Atmosphere
(8.7)
Marion Clark

dined on Sun, 18 Aug 2019

(10)
Five star in every respect - highly recommended!
Manan Mahant

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(10)
Amazing food and atmosphere.
Andrea Lim

dined on Thu, 8 Aug 2019

(10)
Love the place and the restaurant, tried their wine. Everything was fantastic!

dined on Thu, 4 Jul 2019

(9)
Great atmosphere and service as usual, we enjoyed our meals but would welcome more main course choices.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

(9)
Tony is a very friendly maitre'd together with his friendly staff. The 2 and 3 course is very good value and portions are just right. Wine is a bonus.
Dear Alan As one of our very valued and loyal guests we appreciate you taking the time to send a review after your last dining experience with us. We value your feedback, as do our wait staff and kitchen staff. Regards...Lisa Guest Relations Manager
Lisa D'Argent, 'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley responded on Wed, 19 Jun 2019

dined on Mon, 10 Jun 2019

(10)
What a fantastic restaurant, great service and food was absolutely perfect, will be back again.

dined on Sat, 8 Jun 2019

(9)
Great family lunch, good food, relaxed atmosphere. Weren't forced out once allocated time was reached, felt very welcome and served well. Thank you
James Pettifer

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

(8)
Food was all enjoyable. Atmosphere was a good balance for a celebration for a family with young kids - also has a small play area outside and plenty of space to run around
Dear James Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience at Locale restaurant. Our loyal guests with families do love the concept of being able to have some lunch and afterwards have the kids run around in our beautiful gardens and enjoy the playground. Regards... Guest Relations Manager
Lisa D'Argent, 'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley responded on Wed, 29 May 2019

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

(8)
Delicious focaccia bread. Had the antipasto and charcuterie to share. Enjoyed their wine selection and even bought some of the moscato wine!
Dear Krystal It is always a delight to hear back from our customers. Our house made fresh bread is always delicious along with the black garlic butter that they are currently serving with it. The valley is beautiful at the moment with all the changing colours, so hope you were able to experience all it has to offer this time of the year. Regards...Lisa Guest Relations Manager
Lisa D'Argent, 'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley responded on Tue, 21 May 2019
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AFL Grand Final Public Holiday

Make the most of this public holiday and take a leisurely drive to the beautiful yarra valley. Enjoy a 2 or 3 course menu with choices, $60pp or $75pp respectively. Children's menus are also available. Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. (No surcharge applies today). A staff member will be in contact to arrange a deposit for your booking.
When
27 Sep 2019
Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Boxing Day

Time to head to the beautiful yarra valley for a well deserved break after a busy Christmas Day. Our restaurant is offering a 2 or 3 course menu with full options for $60pp or $75pp respectively. (No surcharge applies). Children are also well catered for with a menu for them to choose from also. A staff member will be in contact with you to arrange a deposit for your booking.
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26 Dec 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Father's Day

Spoil your dad, granddad or loved one today by enjoying a relaxed day in the yarra valley! At Locale restaurant we are offering a 3 course lunch from an a la carte menu for you to choose from for just $85pp. Children U/12 are well looked after also with their very own menu - 2 courses Main & Dessert with a drink for $30pp. Book early to avoid disappointment! A De Bortoli staff member will be in contact with you for a deposit to secure your booking.
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Easter Weekend

Take time out this Easter break to come and enjoy all the fine things that the yarra valley has to offer. This Easter long weekend we are offering our 2 and 3 course full menu being $60pp or $75pp respectively for you to enjoy. (No surcharge applies today). Children's menus are also available. Book early to avoid disappointment! One of our staff will contact you in due course regarding a deposit for your reservation.
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10 Apr 2020 - 13 Apr 2020
Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Anzac Day

What better way to spend this public holiday than celebrating Anzac Day in the yarra valley! Enjoy our 2 and 3 course menu that is available with plenty of choices for you to whet your appetite. You can choose to have either the 2 or 3 course menu on the day of dining, being $60pp or $75pp respectively. (No surcharge applies) Our children's menu is also available today. A staff member will be in contact with you to arrange a deposit for your reservation.
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25 Apr 2020
Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Queen's Birthday

Locale restaurant is offering a full choice menu with a 2 or 3 course option available for $60pp or $75pp respectively. (No surcharge applies) We also have a children's menu on offer. Take in the views from the comfort of our restaurant whilst enjoying a leisurely lunch and a wine list to suit. A staff member will be in contact to arrange a deposit for your booking.
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08 Jun 2020
Mon 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Boxing Day

Time to head to the beautiful yarra valley for a well deserved luncheon after all that Christmas rush! Today we are offering our full choice menu being a 2 or 3 course lunch which is $60 or $75pp respectively. Children are catered for with a 2 course lunch Main & Dessert. Book early to avoid disappointment! A staff member will be in contact to arrange a deposit with you to confirm your reservation.
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28 Dec 2020
Mon 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Easter Saturday night dinner

Enjoy dinner with us on Saturday evening over the Easter break. Our full menu will be on offer with a 2 or 3 course option only available being $60pp or $75pp respectively. Please note, a staff member will be in contact with you in due course to arrange a deposit for your booking.
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11 Apr 2020
Sat 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Desperate & Dateless Comedy Show & Dinner

A Capella Girl Group, Ginger & Tonic, are set to bring their killer harmonies and catastrophic dating stories in their award-winning show, Desperate & Dateless. Place: Locale Restaurant, De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate, 58 Pinnacle Lane, Dixons Creek Date: Saturday 5 October, 2019 Time: 6.30pm arrival for 7.00pm dinner Cost: $88pp includes Welcome drink, Show & 2 course dinner - Entree: Shared platters of Antipasto Main: Pasta dish, followed by tea, coffee and biscotti Pre-advised dietaries can be catered for. Further drinks available for purchase on the evening. Long table dining. A staff member will be in contact with you to organise payment.
When
05 Oct 2019
Sat 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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About 'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley

Picture this. You’re sitting outside in an enchanting garden surrounded by a panoramic view of rolling green hills and nearby vineyards. You can smell the aromas of some of the greatest fine dining Victoria has to offer. Sound like a dream? This can be a reality at Locale, the De Bortoli Estate’s home restaurant. There is nothing like sitting out and enjoying the best wines this fine state has to offer along with excellent food. Locale’s menu changes regularly. Not only does it vary with the seasons to give you the freshest tastiest produce, but also with the day of the week. Why would any restaurant that wants to see return custom serve the same stuff on Monday as they do on Sunday? Then there are vegetarian menus and menus for public holidays as well. Chef Adam Mead has based his slew of menus on refined Italian cuisine and numbers such as a slow roast lamb shoulder Rotolo or a pacific reef cobia maybe be on offer. At Locale, you’ll have a fine-dining experience to remember. Best dish: Suckling Pig - Crisp skin olive oil poached shoulder and leg, rolled loin, savoy cabbage salad, and champagne vinaigrette

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