Coombe Yarra Valley

4.7
1362 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.

Experiences

  • High Tea

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our in-house pastry chef presents a selection of ribbon sandwiches, delectable sweets and buttermilk scones served with a tea or coffee and free-flowing NV sparkling. $55 per person. Please note all dietaries in the special requests section on the next page. Tables are allocated for a 90-minute seating for high tea.
  • Lunch

    Multiple dates available

    Guests can choose a minimum of two courses from our a la carte menu starting at $70.00 per person. Tables are allocated for a 2-hour seating for lunch.
  • Lunch (12:00) & Garden Tour (11:00)

    A$85.00 per person

    Oct 28, 2021 - May 31, 2022

    Enjoy your guided tour around Coombe Yarra Valley followed by a two course a la carte lunch. Please note garden tour starts at 11:00am. Tables are allocated for a 2-hour seating for lunch.
  • Lunch (13:00) & Garden Tour (12:00)

    A$85.00 per person

    Oct 28, 2021 - May 31, 2022

    Enjoy your guided tour around Coombe Yarra Valley followed by a two course a la carte lunch. Please note garden tour starts at 12:00pm. Tables are allocated for a 2-hour seating for lunch.
  • High Tea (14:30) & Garden Tour (13:30)

    A$70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a guided tour around Coombe Yarra Valley followed by high tea. A selection of ribbon sandwiches, delectable sweets and buttermilk scones, served with a tea or coffee and free-flowing NV sparkling. $70 per person. 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 high tea.
  • Devonshire (10:00) & Garden Tour (11:00)

    A$30.00 per person

    Oct 28, 2021 - May 31, 2022

    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.
  • Tour Only

    Multiple dates available

    Tour Only
  • Lunch

    Multiple dates available

    Guests can choose a minimum of two courses from our a la carte menu starting at $70.00 per person. Tables are allocated for a 2-hour seating for lunch.
  • 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.
  • Premium High Tea (14:30) & Garden Tour (13:30)

    A$90.00 per person

    Jan 15 - May 31, 2022

    Enjoy a guided tour around Coombe Yarra Valley followed by a premium high tea. 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, Duck terrine 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. $90 per person.
  • Premium High Tea

    A$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    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, duck terrine and brioche lobster bun. $75 per person. 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 1362 people are saying
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Shevy
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely celebration for my 60th birthday. The staff were exceptional, especially when my sister in law became unwell. (nothing to do with the food or COVID)
Very attentive and discreet, don't even think any other diners were aware of what had happened. The food was AMAZING, and the garden tour very informative. Looking forward to going back again and having lunch and possibility a private tour of Dame Nellie's residence.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot and lovely sofisticated ambience. Food beautifully presented and delicious.

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KevinL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon, great garden tour and wonderful service and experience for our afternoon tea. Well done.

CY
ChristineY
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely venue for lunch. Great service. Lovely food

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RobynM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, but smallish serves. Very very good staff. On the noisy side but had a nice atmosphere.

MP
MalP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really lovely experience at Coombe - service, food and whole atmosphere was lovely!

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good small portions though,
matching wine was great
desserts delicious,
Table service was good 😊

RM
RoslynM
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The gin cured trout for entree was amazing, followed by the best pork fillet I’ve ever had. The Peach Melba desserts were a great way to finish our meal.
The matching wines were spot on too!
It was our anniversary and we had a lovely day.
The garden tour was good also, it gave an insight to the life of Dame Nellie.

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Sheridan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and wine, wonderful service and hospitality.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garden tour was well worth it and we will come back for the house tour. Food and service exceptional. Definitely recommend

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GosiaK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, very stylish and elegant. Amazing food. Everything we ate there was so tasty and beautifully presented. Friendly staff. We will be coming back.

LG
LindsayG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

totally enjoyed our experience, food was amazing and service fantastic

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SABRINAH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lunched 3 times at Coombe and have found it to be of a consistently high standard. The fixed-price menu's offerings are carefully chosen to suit a range of tastes, delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. Suggested pairing wines we tried were well selected and complemented the dishes perfectly. Service was friendly and professional without being intrusive. We love the ambiance and sense of history of the dining room and the garden views from the window tables.
This is one of our favourite places in the Yarra Valley, offering a fine dining experience and a slice of Melbourne's history at reasonable rates. We intend to keep celebrating our wedding anniversary there in the coming years.

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food and wine, really enjoyed it and will be back for high tea

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience with complimentary champagne to help celebrate our anniversary!

GB
GabriellaB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! Highly recommend the pork and asparagus, delicious. I’ve never had pork so tender and flavourful. Beautifully paired wines. Attentive and friendly staff. Gorgeous grounds. Very enjoyable experience.

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Donna
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our lunch with friends at Coombe. We had entrees of gin cured trout or grilled artichoke and mains of barramundi and all were beautifully prepared and presented.

JB
JamesB
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a classy and well run restaurant. The restaurant is in a lovely setting with tables well spaced and noise level is kept to a minimum. Coeliacs are well catered for here and would highly recommend.

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LaurenceC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very happy with our experience at Coombe Cottage, We chose slow cooked lamb shoulder, it was well prepared, although the seasoning could have been more pronounced.

it was a 30 degree day, however, sitting by the window the air conditioning was considered too cold, which the staff readily adjusted.

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Kazz
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Morning tea was excellent! The history and garden tour was most enjoyable.

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Nomes
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a must to do the garden tour before afternoon tea to learn about the estate

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Nomes! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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MrsFox
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lush setting to enjoy the gardens and high tea. Wine tasting was exceptional. Would recommend to everybody for to give to someone speacial

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, excellent food and service, will be going again, this time to try the "high Tea".

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Brian! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Despite enforced closures over the last 2 years Coombe has managed to reach their high standards once again

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Andrew! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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DLow
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I think the food was excellent however aside from the manager who was friendly and attentive, the rest of the staff were busy and not attentive at all. I flagged down 4 different staff who seemingly looked past me when I wanted to ask for the bill. A let down after such a wonderful afternoon.

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Frostie
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Garden tour and Dining package, all in all the 6 of us found this to be an exceptional day and the package is good value.

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Frostie! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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Delish
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the freshly baked scones, the service was very good and the garden tour was excellent. Thank you so much.

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Delish! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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Cats
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience in a lovely location

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food that is well presented, in a pleasant surrounding with good attentive service.

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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JenniG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Staff friendly but had to refill our own wine the whole visit.. entree of duck and dessert lovely but main course of eggplant only fair!
I have visited the restaurant a number of times and sadly this time menu left us all a bit disappointed ..

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Jenni, I will pass on your feedback and hope to see you again for an improved experience.

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NicF
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lovely day out with my Mum to celebrate her birthday. Food was delicious especially the cured ocean trout, fish and pork mains. The beans with the olive spread was so good we brought the rest home to enjoy. Desserts didn't disappoint either. It was lovely!

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Nic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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KayP
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful experience through history, location & food. A delight for our special event but sad to see so many around us only saw the word "casual" on the "smart casual" dress code. Personally, we celebrated the moment going out, being with friends & being looked after by all the team so well. THANK YOU COOMBE😊

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Kay! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Great selection of wines too.

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review Peter! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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Margi
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. We had 3 courses and each was cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend.

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Margi! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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MirandaC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience, from good food to great ambience.

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review Miranda! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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MarieR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails, and the best slow roasted lamb shoulder ever!

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review Marie! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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MarilynB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food delicious. For a special day out it is highly recommended.

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for your review Marilyn! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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LeanneD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. Definitely recommend for special occasions.

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review Leanne! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience - food and service.

Kid friendly - the kids activity pack kept our little one occupied. At the same time their kids menu was great- our daughter loved the pasta bolognaise :)

Definitely a must visit whilst in The Yarra Valley.

:)

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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RachAel
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed ambience. Diners were well spaced out, music was low and relaxing (as was the lighting), and the food and drink were delicious - perfect portion sizes allowed us to enjoy 3 courses without feeling uncomfortably full at the end. Staff were friendly and professional.
We really enjoyed our table position at the windows looking towards the gardens. It made the meal feel even more special.
We'll definitely be back!

Coombe Yarra Valley
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for your review Rachael! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again soon!

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Coombe Yarra Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 1362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.