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Total Score

8.9
1188 reviews
Recommended
(9.2)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(9.0)
Value for money
(8.1)
Atmosphere
(8.7)

dined on Mon, 18 Mar 2019

(9)
The restaurant was quite busy but we had great food and service as usual. We’ll be sure to return, a great dining experience in beautiful surroundings.

dined on Sun, 17 Mar 2019

(10)
The service has been excellent with every encounter with DeBortoli Yarra Valley. They took such great care of us, and made today’s family lunch so memorable and happy for us. I will definitely be back again.
Good afternoon Diane Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed another lunch with us here at Locale restaurant. We look forward to you dining with us again in the not too distant future. Regards....Lisa Guest Relations Manager
Lisa D'Argent, 'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley responded on Mon, 18 Mar 2019

dined on Fri, 8 Mar 2019

(10)
It is a number of years since we were last here and are very pleased we came back. We were very happy with everything from the time we arrived to when we left. Will definitely return.

dined on Sat, 29 Dec 2018

(10)
I though the service & meal was amazing & would recommend & definitely go again!

dined on Sat, 1 Dec 2018

(9)
It was great experience, the fixed menu is a great idea. With shared platter, everything was good except the pork circle thing. It tasted a little weird. The dessert platter was ok, the gelatin(pear?) was weird choice to be included, the marshmallow was too hard and weird texture. The highlight was definitely the main for me. The steak was well flavoured and tender.

dined on Thu, 29 Nov 2018

(10)
We arrived late for the lunch session due to our kids but the staff there were very considerate. The food was divine, with the recommended wines truly matched with the food we ordered.
Thank you for your lovely review on our restaurant 'Locale'. We are pleased that yuo and your children were well looked after and that you all enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you can come and visit us again in the not too distant future. Regards...Lisa Guest Relations Manager
Lisa D'Argent, 'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley responded on Fri, 30 Nov 2018

dined on Fri, 2 Nov 2018

(9)
We go to this place each year and have always found management good

dined on Thu, 11 Oct 2018

(10)
Great place for a long lunch looking out on the beautiful gardens and vineyard...they do a special menu for vegetarians with lots of options which was really nice...excellent pinot noir by the carafe ...service was great as well...we will definitely go back

dined on Thu, 11 Oct 2018

(9)
We have become regulars here, the great food and friendly service together with the beautiful surroundings keep us coming back!

dined on Sat, 23 Mar 2019

(8)
Fabulous food and wine. Great kids menu too
Dear Guest Thank you for your review on our menu and wine list. We are just in the process of changing items over to our new autumn menu so you will need to come back and try some new dishes again! Regards....Lisa Guest Relations Manager
Lisa D'Argent, 'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley responded on Mon, 25 Mar 2019
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Specials

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

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.
When
11 Jun 2018
Mon 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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10 Jun 2019
Mon 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.
When
25 Apr 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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.
When
26 Dec 2019
Thu 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Regional Italian Lunch - Sicily

Join us at De Bortoli Yarra Valley and embark on a culinary journey that will take you through the beautiful countryside of Sicily. Enjoy a delicious 3 course menu created by our Executive Chef, that pays homage to traditional Sicilian cuisine and ingredients. For just $90pp you will be delighted with our wonderful menu that has been created. Match a wine with each course for just $30pp extra or choose your own wine from our wine list on the day. Bookings are essential. APPETISER SAFFRON AND PEA ARANCINI PRIMI GNOCCHI ALLA NORMA House made potato gnocchi, fried eggplant, napoli, basil, caciocavallo SECONDI DUCK Milawa free range duck, potato gratin, smoked beetroot, jus PRE-DOLCE RICOTTA CANNOLI DOLCE CASSATA CAKE Layered sponge cake, Noble One, candied fruit, lemon granita
When
31 Mar 2019
Sun 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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On the Vine Cooking Demonstration - Sweet Treats

Join our executive chef, Ben Levene and his team for a MORNING COOKING DEMONSTRATION commencing at 9.30am followed by a long table lunch, all matched to De Bortoli wines. The day includes the demonstration which includes learning how to make tira mi su, pannacotta, marshmallow and honeycomb just to name a few. After the demonstration you will then be indulged in a delicious 3 course lunch with matched wines and recipes to take home! $140pp pre-payment required. A member of our staff will call to secure your reservation and obtain payment for your booking.
When
17 May 2019
Fri 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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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.
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01 Sep 2019
Sun 12:00 PM - 2:30 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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