Mt Duneed Estate, Waurn Ponds (VIC)
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Australian Good for groups

Mt Duneed Estate

65 Pettavel Rd, 3216 Waurn Ponds (VIC)
Average price $30


Mt Duneed Estate

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$59 per guest
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Restaurant menu

Last update: September 2023
Chef Daniel Duve
Dietary optionsGluten free, Vegetarian dishes
Grazing platter
Grilled marinated vegetables, pepper havarti, house quince paste, bresaola, capocollo, balsamic tomatoes, Grapes, spiced nuts, zeally bay sour dough, toasted pita
Kids $19
This preset menu includes: First Course (Choose any one) + Second Course

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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Ezio R.20 reviews

    9 April 2023


    Easter Day lunch, great end to a 2 day Great Ocean Road driving trip. Great atmosphere, excellent service and engaged team despite it being a very busy day. Art work finished entrees and generous mains along with a very reasonably priced wine list. Easy access and parking with a grand arrival experience.


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  • Meleah Z.1 review

    2 April 2023


    Sensational service and excellent food. We opted for the 'feed me' experience. At $59 it was exceptional value and enabled us to try a variety of dishes. The maple cauliflower was amazing, but every dish was super tasty and presented beautifully. An accoustic guitarist provdied the perfect backdrop to our Sunday lunch.

  • Amber M.1 review

    10 March 2023


    I love everything about it! The food serving for one order is good for two people. Amazing staff and the view? Wow! Definitely going back again!


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  • Janine B.1 review

    14 October 2022


    From our arrival to departure, the entire experience was amazing. The food was tasty, delicious, flavoursome and well seasoned as well as very generous in size. We definitely will be back.

  • John R.1 review

    22 September 2022


    The service was very good, the staff were very accommodating

  • SUSAN B.5 reviews

    3 September 2022


    Good service, nice wine and yummy food.

  • Tracey C.2 reviews

    20 August 2022


    Exceptional food and service in a lovely setting. Share plates a very generous so also good value. Highly recommended. We will definitely return.

  • Jenny S.1 review

    8 July 2022


    Food was cold, Braised beef had no flavour tasted like sticky clag. Octopus char grilled over cooked tough. Coffee cold and was served way before dessert arrived I think that was forgotten. We sat in a draft cold was happy to get home to a hot cuppa not a pleasant experience

  • Steven F.1 review

    3 July 2022


    This was my second time having lunch there and to be honest, I feel the the venue is very under staffed and the staff they do have need a-lot of training. The venue is stunning and the food was good. The acoustic music was loud and especially when you’re there to socialise with your guests. We had to talk loudly to hear each other talk. I would return, I’d hope in the future they

  • Clint W.1 review

    4 June 2022


    We got the Eggplant and Pork Arancini Balls. The Arancini was literally like eating cat food and the Eggplant serving we were told was HUGE but was quite small and didn't have much flavour at all. Served with plain rice.........A little steep for $32

  • Olivia D.1 review

    19 February 2022


    The staff were so accommodating and friendly. The food was incredible, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you very much for helping make Our day amazing. We will be back for sure

    Mt Duneed EstateOwner

    Hi Olivia, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your day at Mt Duneed Estate! Can't wait to see you again soon!

  • Annie C.2 reviews

    29 January 2022


    Was lovely venue, food was good but the service was only average, do understand the difficulty with staffing at present, so a bit hard to gauge if they were understaffed or just not good service. Had a speakers above us so it was difficult to hold a conversation with people at other end of table due to music volume, overall good experience

    Mt Duneed EstateOwner

    Hi Annie, Thank you for your feedback. We do have limited staffing at the moment and new staff that require more training. We appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback and we hope to improve on your next visit.

  • Vanessa V.1 review

    5 December 2021


    We had a group of 10 people so we had to have the $59 per head option. I think value for money wasnt there and the food was a bit disappointing; cold, dry chicken and not enough entrees between us. Staff were however very friendly and accommodating. Great ambience outside, inside dining area is very large and dark. We had a great day all the same

  • Tess A.9 reviews

    12 November 2021


    We had lunch with great food and service in the Barrel Room. To be honest, we missed the amazing views you enjoy from the front of the Estate, But, views aside, we enjoyed a fabulous Birthday celebration with our friends and look forward to coming back!

    Mt Duneed EstateOwner

    Thanks Tess for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your birthday celebration!

  • Leigh C.2 reviews

    30 October 2021


    Beautiful dining area and catered exceptionally well for my gluten free diet. Thanks for a lovely experience.

  • Andrea E.1 review

    24 October 2021


    We enjoyed our lunch at Mount Duneed estate today. The staff were welcoming and attentive. The food was beautifully presented, great flavour profiles and plentiful. Would highly recommend this experience.

    Mt Duneed EstateOwner

    Thanks Andrea for your amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and your day out!

  • Max W.2 reviews

    8 October 2021


    Wonderful dinner at an amazing place. Food was excellent and the wait was minimal. Definitely going again

    Mt Duneed EstateOwner

    Thanks so much for your review Max!

  • Robin H.2 reviews

    1 August 2021


    Some of our party arrived about 15 min early and were asked to wait as the area was at Covid capacity - not a problem, but no offer of a drink while waiting - service was adequate but not attentive - food also was adequate but not outstanding - many changes from the printed menu without any consultation, and items advertised on shared platters missing but produced when queried- ambience was as good as you could get in a big open hall, but an enjoyable afternoon nonetheless!

  • Carly B.1 review

    1 August 2021


    Service was slow, wasn’t told there was a 2 hour window. Asked if we wanted coffee, placed order and then waitress came back and said they couldn’t serve us coffee anymore and our seating was over, without warning and still had a glass full of Pinot noir. Drove all the way out from Melbourne. Served champagne in a chipped champagne glass, when I told the waitress I didn’t get an apology. Very underwhelmed for my 40th birthday lunch.

  • Tracey O.1 review

    1 August 2021


    Would love to see less cheese on the zucchini pizza. Other than that, delicious food and great service. ..................................

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More information

Opening time

12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

65 Pettavel Rd, 3216, Waurn Ponds (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Accessible via taxi, Uber. A short taxi or Uber ride from the Waurn Ponds train station.

Additional information

Accessible from the M1 Ring Road. A 15 minute drive from Geelong or Torquay. Just over one hour from Melbourne CBD

Yes, free parking onsite

About the restaurant

Barrel Hall Cafe

Break away from your busy city life and make the trip to Mt Duneed Estate. A short twenty minute drive from Geelong, you'll feel like you've teleported to another world. Barrel Hall Cafe is the Estate's rustic cafe, set amongst the wine tanks and old barrels.

With a menu offering tapas, delicious platters of local produce, and gourmet pizzas, there's something to keep everyone happy. One bite of the slow cooked lamb pizza, and you'll be smiling for days.

Best dish: Slow cooked lamb shoulder pizza with cherry tomatoes and olive tapenade.


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