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Criterion Clunes, Clunes, AU-VIC

Criterion Clunes

4.1
4.1
10 Reviews
$40 and under
European

Criterion Clunes is a European based menu restaurant that specialises in a causal dining experience. We are located in the heart of the first gold rush town in Victoria, we’re only 20 minutes from Daylesford and 30 minutes from Ballarat Victoria.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Fri–Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm Tue, Thu 8:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5345 3939

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Douglas Kerr

  • Neighborhood

    Clunes

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

To Share

  • CharcuteireA$34.00

    Chef's Selection of cured Meats, Cheese and Vegetables

    • Confit Garlic ToastA$8.00

      Local Sourdough, Olive oil, Garlic, Herbs

      • Grilled Haloumi (2)A$16.00

        Haloumi, Lemon, Spiced Honey Fig Compote

        • Croquettes (2)A$15.00

          Macaroni & Cheese, Siracha Aioli

          Larger Plates

          • Pork BellyA$36.00

            Pear, Fennel Slaw, Mustard Jus

            • Duck BreastA$38.00

              Local Duck Breast, Asparagus, Carrot, Cucumber, Burnt Honey Jus

              • PorterhouseA$40.00

                Angus Beef, Grilled Mushroom, Paris Mash and Mustard Jus

                • Miso ChickenA$36.00

                  Vermicelli Noodle Salad, Orange

                  • Market FishA$38.00

                    Ask your friendly server for today's special

                    • Zucchini SpaghettiA$29.00

                      Zoodles, Mushroom, Tomato Ragu, Basil

                      • PastaA$32.00

                        Traditional Garlic, Chilli and Herb, Parmesan

                        Extra Cheeky Sides

                        • PumpkinA$12.00

                          Labneh, Garlic, Cranberries

                          • ChipsA$10.00

                            Criterion Seasoning, Aioli

                            • Caprese SaladA$12.00

                              Heirloom Tomatoes, Bocconcini, Balsamic, Basil

                              • Blackened CauiflowerA$13.00

                                Tahini Emulsion, Currant Compote

                                • New PotatoesA$10.00

                                  Local New Potatoes, Beef Fat, Herbs, Aioli

                                  Last updated: April 15, 2022

                                  What 10 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                  4.1
                                  4.1 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.1Food
                                  • 4.3Service
                                  • 4.2Ambience
                                  • 4Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  1. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Victoria

                                    4 reviews

                                    vip
                                    1.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                    overall1food2service1ambience1

                                    Very disappointing! Arrived with a booking which wasn’t allocated to a table. Seated and given menus by a waitress who was clearly not having a good day with her attitude. Waited 15 minutes for someone to return to take our order - no one came. The people on the table next to us advised we had to go up and order. When mention to the staff that they probably should have said we needed to go up and order as we’ve been waiting 15 minutes, we were huffed at and told they were short staffed. Food was mediocre, nothing to rave about. This is our third time here giving the place a chance, never again!

                                  2. LH

                                    LindaH

                                    Victoria

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Great vibe as always. Good variety on the menu and really pleasant staff. Chicken chasseur was delicious!

                                  3. TG

                                    TracyG

                                    Vancouver

                                    2 reviews

                                    2.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                    overall2food1service4ambience2

                                    Stale bread and under-cooked meat were the lowlights. However, wait staff were professional and responsive. A more relaxed dinner jazz soundtrack would make a big difference to the ambience.

                                  4. R

                                    Renae

                                    Victoria

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Lovely restaurant - a real gem. The meals were very good and staff were wonderful. Absolutely worth the journey to Clunes. Will be recommending it to others.

                                  5. WC

                                    WoodiesinbeautifulClunes

                                    Exclusive

                                    4 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Very pleasurable dining experience. Lovely meal and great service.

                                  6. WM

                                    WendyM

                                    New York Area

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                    Our party ordered the duck, the lamb and the beef and we were all pleased with the quality and quantity of the meals.

                                  7. GJ

                                    GeoffJ

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 11, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Do yourself a favour and get out to Clunes to not only support regional produce, but to genuinely have a great meal in a fantastic location of Country Victoria where people are wanting to look after you and are keen for you to enjoy what they have to offer. The menu at Criterion will satisfy any palate, we had lamb, barramundi, chicken and gnocchi - all were fantastic meals. The wine list is excellent, plenty of wine by the glass, and truly great value . A beautiful place, really looking forward to going back.

                                  8. DM

                                    DebbieM

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 3, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    Service great, friendly staff. Food good. Coffee good. Would have liked a little more choice on menu. Will come back

                                  9. G

                                    Gustavo

                                    Washington DC

                                    12 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on January 22, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                    Fantastic service. Food is excellent and the ambiance is great. We'll go back.

                                  10. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    3 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on November 22, 2021

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Good food, friendly service, good atmosphere, great night. We’ll be back

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Screening

                                    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                  FAQs

                                  Criterion Clunes is rated 4.1 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                  Google Map for Criterion Clunes

                                  52 Fraser St Clunes, AU-VIC 3370

                                  Additional information

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    Clunes

                                  • Hours of operation

                                    Mon, Fri–Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm Tue, Thu 8:00 am–4:00 pm

                                  • Cuisines

                                    European

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Parking details

                                    Street Parking

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive chef

                                    Douglas Kerr

                                  • Additional

                                    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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