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'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley

8.7/10
374 reviews

Average price $65

Weekend Menu - 3 COURSE $80 PP 80AUD

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  • Average price $65 Special request
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Mount Zero olives
$8
Saffron and pea arancini, aioli
$10
Whipped ricotta, dill, sourdough
$10
Weekend menu - 2 COURSE $65 PP
$65
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Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 374 reviews
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Quality of food :8.5/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Jill S.
    Jill S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We were four plus new baby and had a wonderful lunch, from the welcome , service food and wine - all superb We chose the special offer three courses with paired wine which was very good value The a la carte menu looked appealing too

  2. CLAUDIA H.
    CLAUDIA H.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    The best Italian restaurant in Melbourne!

  3. Ute S.
    Ute S.
    • 6 reviews
    5/10

    Always a problem, when you come back years later after some excellent meals in the past. For starter the venison terrinne was OK, a bit on the salty side and quite compact. The herbs/salad to go with had nearly no dressing at all. My main was beetroot-ravioli: and the pasta was coloured with the beetroot, whereas the filling was a ricotta-cheese filling, I presume. For my taste the pasta dough was not thin enough ( we make our own at home..) and the filling was quite dry, My partner choose the quail salad and the snapper as fish of the day. He was satisfied with his starter and his main dish. Regarding the service, we were not that happy to feel that asking for alternative wines to accompany a dish seems already stressful. And recommending first a rose, than Chardonnay that a red wine, does not feel like being in knowledgeable hands.

  4. Sagarika T.
    Sagarika T.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Staff needs to be more agile

  5. Bron R.
    Bron R.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Have dined a number of times at De Bortoli over the years and it is indeed a quality restaurant, ideal for special occasions. On this occasion, it was my friend's birthday and we were enjoying a fun and relaxing day out in the Yarra Valley. Absolutely cannot fault our meal, the service (friendly and charming) and the ambiance, it ticks all the boxes. Added bonus, I got to use my Entertainment Book voucher.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    9/10

    Very relaxed lunch. Smallish menu but with plenty of options. Staff were friendly and attentative.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    8.75/10

    Been several times, we like it

  8. Alan O.
    Alan O.
    • 36 reviews
    10/10

    We had the 2 courses, starting with a tasting plate for 2 and the aged ribeye. The steak was cooked to to our liking, medium rare, was tender and juicy. Still one of my favorite goto restaurants at the Yarra Valley.

  9. Jane H.
    Jane H.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Excellent setting looking out over the vines. We had been looking forward to having dinner there. The staff were very attentive as it was quiet in the restaurant. I took my mum there for her birthday dinner unfortunately, it was a little underwhelming. My fish was overcooked and still had the tendon in it which was not pleasant. Mum had the duck and it was a bit chewy. I would go back and be more mindful of what dishes we choose.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    9/10

    Fish cooked to perfection

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    8.75/10

    It was a bit noisy , maybe there should be a "kid zone" ?

  12. James K.
    James K.
    • 33 reviews
    9.25/10

    Old house set in vineyards, attentive staff, Tasty and interesting fresh and local produce all complimented by excellengt de bortolli wines.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    7.25/10

    Food tasted average. Very good view around the winery.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great service, nice flavours and peaceful views over the vines. Tables well-spaced and not at all noisy for a popular restaurant.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    9/10

    We enjoyed a plentiful Sunday lunch and were very happy with the food and service. It is such a beautiful setting overlooking the gardens. Will definitely return.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews
    4.75/10

    I was disappointed with this experience and restaurant. The food was expensive for what was on offer. The atmosphere nothing special. Wine was expensive and not remarkable. However the service was very good.

  17. Marion C.
    Marion C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Five star in every respect - highly recommended!

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews
    4/10

    The food was disappointing in content and presentation, the main lacked flavour and came without vegetables or salad. We were shown to a table facing the wall when there were several tables beside the windows with a far better outlook. My wine glass had a chip in the base.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    9.5/10

    Lovely atmosphere, wonderful food and very fine wine.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    10/10

    Thank you to all the staff for a most memorable evening helping me to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We both had the most special night. The food and wine were excellent. The service was so personalised and thoughtful. We look forward to coming back!

    'Locale' at De Bortoli Yarra Valley

    We are delighted to hear that your evening met your expectations whilst celebrating your girlfriend's birthday. We hope you come and visit us again soon. Regards... Guest Relations Manager

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How to get to the restaurant

58 Pinnacle Lane, 3775, Dixons Creek (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Yarra Glen, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges

About the restaurant

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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European, Welcome,

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