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Elm Dining, Bright, AU-VIC

Elm Dining

4.9
4.9
311 Reviews
$101 and over
Australian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Great for fine wines
Welcome to Elm, home to a truly special dining experience in Bright, Victoria. 

At Elm, you are made welcome and treated like one of the family.  

Channeling the inspiration of Head Monica Melendez, the Elm kitchen offers a “made with love” seasonal menu where the best produce of the region is the local hero. To add to that, our front-of-house team deliver a simple, stylish experience with warmth.  

To round out the evening, Sommelier, Cassandra Schnurr recommend perfectly matched wines from our extensive cellar from both local and international wineries.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 4705 8000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Monica Melendez
  • Catering
    Welcome to Elm, home to a truly special dining experience in Bright, Victoria. <br /><br />Channeling the inspiration of Head Chef Monica Melendez, the Elm kitchen offers a “made with love” seasonal menu where the best produce of the region is the local hero. To add to that, our front-of-house team deliver a simple, stylish experience with warmth.  
  • Neighborhood
    Bright
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Local Taxi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

What 311 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

311 Reviews
  1. ErrolS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were 2 couples. It was easy to book online.We had a variety of main courses. The filet steak was excellent and cooked exactly as ordered. Ambience very good. Staff tried hard but lacked some of the finesse expected at a restaurant projecting itself as a fine dining venue.
    Elm DiningResponded on April 23, 2024
    Hi Errol. Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you found the booking process easy and that you thoroughly enjoyed our venue and food. We appreciate your feedback regarding our staff who are friendly and personable. We hope to host you again when we re-open next summer. The Elm Dining Team.

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  2. hayleyb

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best steak we have ever eaten! One of those meals we’ll always remember and anyone who is traveling to Bright, we will tell them make sure you get the steak at Elm Dining!
    Elm DiningResponded on April 11, 2024
    Hi Hayley. Thank you so much for your review. Our team aim to provide a memorable dining experience which is lovely to read that you had - we love to hear our guests rating our food so highly and for recommending us to others. We hope to host you again when next in the area. The Elm Dining Team.

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  3. PiritaM

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An unexpected surprise in Bright-excellent,food,service & wines.Would definitely recommend.
    Elm DiningResponded on April 2, 2024
    Hi Pirita. Thank you so much for leaving us your review after dining with us. We are so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed dining with us and that you'd recommend us to other diners. We look forward to seeing you again when next in the area. The Elm Dining team.

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  4. Kateo

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Elm DiningResponded on March 9, 2024
    Hi Kate. Thank you for choosing us be part of your special occasion. We strive to provide all our guests with a memorable & enjoyable dining experience from the food, to the service to the atmosphere. We hope to host you again soon. The Elm Dining Team.

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  5. PeterA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place with great food, wine and atmosphere
    Elm DiningResponded on March 9, 2024
    Hi Peter. Thank you for your feedback. It is always pleasing to hear our guests enjoy the dining experience that we offer, as our team work hard to provide delicious food & great service, in a beautiful setting. We hope that you'll visit us again soon. The Elm Dining Team.

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  6. ColinK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A few years since we were last there and still just as good
    Elm DiningResponded on March 9, 2024
    Hi Colin. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really appreciate you coming to dine with us again and that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to host you again soon. The Elm Dining Team.

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  7. JennyAnt

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to Bright 3 years ago but unfortunately Elm was closed. Couldn’t wait to come back and boy was it worth the wait! Delicious food, amazing presentation and the service was top notch. Will definitely come back when we visit Bright again. One of the best dining experiences we have had.
    Elm DiningResponded on March 9, 2024
    Hi Jenny. Thank you so much for your high praise. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful dining experience with us and felt it was worth the wait! Our team love to hear their food, drinks & service are well received. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Bright! The Elm Dining Team.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and service, will be back again 😊
    Elm DiningResponded on February 20, 2024
    Hi There. Thank you for rating your dining experience with us so highly. We love to hear that our guests wish to return for another visit - this brings the team much joy as we love to provide delicious food with excellent service to our diners. We look forward to hosting you again next time! The Elm Dining Team.

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  9. IngaF

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The attention to detail by the chef was very impressive. The portions with the 'chef's menu' were generous. The food was tasty and the overall experience was very enjoyable.
    Elm DiningResponded on February 12, 2024
    Hi Inga. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts after dining with us. You highlighted all the things we are proud of at Elm - the fantastic service and delicious food. We are so pleased to hear you found the chef's tasting menu to be generous and an enjoyable experience. We hope to host you again on another occasion. The Elm Dining Team.

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  10. MartinB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an excellent meal there. My wife and I both selected the pork chop special of the day and it was delicious. We both also enjoyed our desserts. Will go there again if we ever visit Bright again
    Elm DiningResponded on February 12, 2024
    Hi Martin. Thank you for your feedback - it brings us great joy to hear our diners wish to return when next in the area. The pork special was very popular and we have seen it sell out on some nights - the team work hard to provide delicious food and excellent service to all our guests. We'll see you next time. The Elm Dining Team.

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FAQs

Elm Dining is rated 4.9 stars by 311 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


Google Map for Elm Dining

98 Gavan Street, Bright, AU-VIC 3741

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bright
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Local Taxi
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Monica Melendez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 4705 8000
  • Catering
    Welcome to Elm, home to a truly special dining experience in Bright, Victoria. <br /><br />Channeling the inspiration of Head Chef Monica Melendez, the Elm kitchen offers a “made with love” seasonal menu where the best produce of the region is the local hero. To add to that, our front-of-house team deliver a simple, stylish experience with warmth.  
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