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Coombe Yarra Valley, Coldstream, AU-VIC

Coombe Yarra Valley

4.7
4.7
1682 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe - The Melba Estate is a property with an unrivalled provenance. Seven acres of stunning gardens and beautifully appointed facilities in the restored motor house and clock tower offer a truly unique gourmet and cultural experience.

Located within the restored motor house and historic clock tower and under the helm of Chef Neil Cunningham, our restaurant serves Contemporary Modern Australian a la carte menu options.

An inspiring selection of seasonal and estate grown produce is on offer for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 6 days a week.

The restaurant is modern, spacious yet intimate and overlooks the landscaped market-style courtyard of the beautifully restored facilities. The view from the conservatory is of the Coombe cottage garden ‘avenue’ and gives glimpses of the oldest swimming pool in Victoria.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 9:30 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm Afternoon Tea Thu, Sun 2:30 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9739 0173

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Neil Cunningham

Experiences

  • Devonshire Tea

    Multiple dates available
    Devonshire tea includes freshly baked scones served with Peach Melba jam and double cream. Choice of tea or coffee. $15.00 Per person. Please note this is not a high tea booking. Devonshire tea reservations are allocated one hour for dining. Please note all dietaries in the special requests section on the next page.
  • Devonshire (10:00) & Garden Tour (11:00)

    Sep 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023
    Enjoy a guided tour around Dame Nellie Melbas gardens after your Devonshire Tea. $30 per person. Please note garden tour starts at 11:00am. Please note all dietaries in the special requests section on the next page. Tables are allocated for a 1-hour seating for Devonshire Tea.
  • Premium High Tea (14:30) & Garden Tour (13:30)

    Sep 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023
    Enjoy a guided tour around Coombe Yarra Valley followed by a premium high tea. $90 per person. A selection of ribbon sandwiches, delectable sweets and buttermilk scones served with a tea or coffee and free-flowing Coombe NV sparkling plus a Melba Bellini cocktail, slow cooked beef and brioche lobster bun. Please note garden tour starts at 1:30pm. Please note all dietaries in the special requests section on the next page. Tables are allocated for a 90-minute seating for premium high tea.

What 1,682 people are saying

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4.7
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  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JM

    JoMorgs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our delicious Devonshire Tea was a very pleasant morning dining experience. The services provided by our hosts was exceptional and perfectly timed. Then followed a wonderfully informative tour of the Estate, hosted by the delightful Min ‘Mouse’. An excellent time.
  2. C

    Catt

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were seated near the back window, which was quite chilly with the air conditioning blowing on us, but otherwise we had a wonderful afternoon. Beautiful food and sparking, and friendly staff
  3. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had they high tea and I can highly recommend. Food and service was wonderful.
  4. VG

    VinceG

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second visit in three weeks and we returned to share our wonderful experience with family from Adelaide. It was a delightful day for the garden tour and the meal and service lived up to our expectations.
  5. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous space and menu. The service was very attentive. I recommend the Scott fillet main and kingfish.
  6. R

    Rosemarie

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another beautiful meal with friends - thank you so much - looking forward to coming again soon
  7. D

    Dodo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and service especially as it was pretty busy. A lovely treat given a free glass of bubbly as it was our wedding anniversary
  8. J

    Junee

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was friendly and efficient.
  9. AD

    AlisonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it all! The setting was lovely and the food and wine superb! All staff were were friendly and helpful, the tour guide, at reception, the restaurant and the wine cellar. Thanks to everyone
  10. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I had a wonderful time. The tour was great, Rosemary our guide was very informative. The food was amazing. Thank you so much.
  11. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First thing we always notice, the staff, were all so genuinely welcoming and friendly. The Gardens, Grounds and all buildings were all beautifully maintained and it's in such a wonderful place. The food was outstanding, I had a Lamb entree, Beef main & of course a peach melba desert all were sensational. The service was excellent. All up a wonderful experience
  12. w

    waynej

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great ambience, good food and wine. Would have preferred to be able to order only one course as the size was generous
  13. CF

    CindyF

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was absolutely delicious, service was efficient and friendly and the ambience great. Highly recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outlook to garden and relaxed setting coupled with great food and service
  15. DS

    DebS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely tour of the gardens that was informative and an easy walk, which was important as this was for my mum's 93rd birthday then enjoyed hightea afterwards. Well worth doing.
  16. LB

    LynneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lovely experience and well worth the garden tour. Lunch was lovely and looking forward to the high tea in the future. A lot of diners but less staff than expected.
  17. MJ

    MelissaJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Coombe is such a treat. The quality of the food and wine are superb. The opportunity to participate in the garden tour added to the overall experience. I look forward to visiting again soon.
  18. T

    Tehana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Want to thank the staff and our waiter specifically for his attention to detail and his kindness during our dining experience. My mum, dad and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Coombe Yarra Valley :)
  19. DJ

    DennisJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely our favourite restaurant in the Yarra Valley. We had maincourse and desert plus cocktails …..it was all excellent Service with predominantly very young staff was also surprisingly attentive and professional. Great experience for our party of six diners
  20. P

    Pijp

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A pleasant day in a beautiful setting. The gardens are lush and the venue spacious. The food was enjoyable, however not aligned to the price point and service was disorganised with multiple servers approaching the table repeatedly. Would return with older relatives for high tea.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded 6 days agoThank you for your review. We are so pleased that the venue and surrounds were enjoyable to you, though we are sorry that there were aspects of your visit that did not meet your expectations. Our pricing is carefully considered as everything goes back into maintaining the historical house and gardens.

  21. AH

    AndreaH

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely lunch. Definitely would recommend. Would have loved to walk through the garden but weather had turned cold and we were not dressed suitably . That gives us a reason to return !
  22. TB

    ThereseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coombe is an excellent place for any occasion, food, service and value is well worth the visit
  23. JK

    JK18

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and scenery. Service was very attentive and good. Great value for a high tea as tea, coffee & sparkling were bottomless and included. Those who didn’t drink alcohol were offered Bellini and mojito Mocktails instead. Loved it and will be back.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  24. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely HIGH TEA and I didn't realise that the 'sparkling' kept getting refilled, this made it great value for money.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Christine! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  25. LO

    LynetteO

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely experience for my mums 80th despite the unfortunate rain during the garden tour. I think the high tea would have been nice to have a hot item too to complement the other items. Sparkling was lovely too.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Lynette! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  26. N

    Nigel

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    I've been to Coombe for lunch many, many times and have always been delighted but this time, with the majority of my family in tow; we were quite disappointed. The menu was virtually the same as it was about 6 or 7 months ago, and between all of us there, we ordered each item that was on the menu, & each meal disappointed. The Barramundi was over cooked & overly salty, the lamb was very oily, the Pork ridiculously sweet, & I'm not being overly critical, as I said, Coombe has been a favorite... until now. And then, as if to deliberately nail the coffin shut, the waitress asked if we would like coffee? We said yes please; and didn't see her again. We waited for her to come back for our order, after waiting & waiting, we just ended up leaving. The comment was made that for the cost of our meals & the quality of them; we would have done much better at the local brewery, which is exactly where we shall go next time. Sorry Coombe, you burst the bubble...

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded 7 days agoThank you for your review, Nigel, we are sorry that we didn’t meet the Coombe standard on this occasion. Our menu is changed biannually and we strive to maintain a high level of service and food quality. We have retained a strong team for many years, though we hope you appreciate the challenges hospitality staffing is facing and we do have many team members in training. We will be taking your feedback on board and hope to welcome you back in the future for a more pleasant dining experience.

  27. SJ

    StephenJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Coombe Yarra Valley restaurant has a beautiful open ambience. It is surrounded by glass and lets in lots of light and views of the gardens. The menu had plenty of choices to satisfy all at our table and the wines recommended by the menu were good. Service was very efficient and the food was fantastic. What a gem. The 2 course or 3 course menu offering is very reasonable. I would happily recommend this restaurant to all.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Stephen! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  28. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff fantastic atmosphere great place for lunch. Loved every minute

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Emma! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  29. MJ

    MJxx

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious beef I’ve ever had, and the dessert was also amazing! Such a lovely ambience, service and experience for my birthday

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review MJ! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  30. JR

    JarrodR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and the venue is a nice mix of new and old. Was cool to cruise the gallery and learn some of the history of the place. Its at the doorstep to Yarra Valley region less than 1hr drive from the CBD which makes it nice and close for a lazy afternoon visit.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Jarrod! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  31. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic three course lunch. Great food and friendly, professional service.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Mary! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  32. p

    plingaus

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    the food was good and our waitress was wonderful. I did feel our presence became a drag for you when arrangements for a wedding started.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded 7 days agoThank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed the food and service at Coombe Yarra Valley. We hope our guests are able to enjoy a full two hour sitting prior to wedding set up and we try to be as minimally invasive as possible when preparations begin but we do apologise if you felt at all rushed.

  33. SW

    SueW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very helpful and attentive, the food was very nice and just the right amount for afternoon tea. We had a nice window table with a nice outlook.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Sue! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five friends enjoyed a high tea at Coombe. One guest was celiac & catered for wonderfully. Food was delicious, champagne on arrival with tea & coffee. We were delighted with the people serving us. Friendly, always a smile & helpful Look forward to returning

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  35. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely fresh food with a French flavour. Great desserts. Terrific service by all staff. We also took the Garden Tour and our guide, Courtney, was fantastic. We learnt a lot about the history of Coombe House and Dame Nellie Melba. Highly recommended.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Mark! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  36. AB

    AmyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were both wonderful. We had the beef rib, it was falling apart & full of flavour. I had the strawberry short cake for desert, which was lovely but could have featured strawberries a little more I felt. Thank you for a lovely day out!

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Amy! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon! I will also pass along your feedback to our executive chef to add more strawberries!

  37. T

    Terry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a great lunch for my Mum's 85th birthday. Sarah was great with her service!

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Terry! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Loved the food and friendly staff. Value for money. We’ll be back again soon

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  39. LN

    LynN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 6th time dining at Coombe and it never has disappointed with food, service and ambiance. We took a friend who had never been before and she was amazed at the size of the dining room and being full we could all actually hear each other. The service was excellent.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Lyn! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

  40. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely venue with amazing food. Definitely will be going back. Our waitress talked our table through the menu and was very attentive. Everyone at the table loved their meal.

    Coombe Yarra ValleyResponded on September 24, 2022Thank you for your review Melissa! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

FAQs

Coombe Yarra Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 1682 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Coombe Yarra Valley

673-675 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, AU-VIC 3770

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Coldstream

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 9:30 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm Afternoon Tea Thu, Sun 2:30 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary car parking onsite

  • Public transit

    Yes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Neil Cunningham

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