Lake House - Daylesford
For a sweet end to your meal at Lake House, enjoy the poached meringue with strawberry, rhubarb and caramel or the peanut butter, black sesame, caramel and banana dessert, both superb with a fresh organic coffee.
Delightful in all ways. A perfect place for a lunch to celebrate a special occasion. Superb food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere.
It's hard, to sum up, this place without sounding like a cliche, the food is magnificent as is the location, service, ambience etc... In Victoria the competition for your dining dollar is fierce, The Lake House has consistently over the last decade consistently delivered and is easy to take for granted. The restaurant has never rested its laurels, has kept up with changing trends in food and wine as evidenced by the Sake served with the Hiramasa Kingfish and White Kimchi... exceptional.
First off, the good- the food was fantastic and majority of the meals from the signature menu were faultless
Now for the rest - the bad.
Undoubtedly the worst service I have experienced for a restaurant of this caliber. The greeting as we entered was terrible and unmemorable as we were made to feel like a number rather than a guest.
The service throughout the night was just as bad from the moment we sat down. Not once did the staff explain the menu or the history of the Lakehouse.. TBC!!
Really enjoyed our meal - great food and great service.
An amazing degustation feast - perfect for small delicious tastes. We did not match it with the wine for each and just settled on a champagne start and a couple of glasses of pinot noir.
Lovely relaxed environment for a formal setting. Wine list great and expansive. Meal delightful and service excellent.
Great food and service
The atmosphere, food and service were excellent!
The staff were attentive but not intrusive.
The welcome was genuine and friendly when we arrived.
We loved the experience
We ended up going with the signature menu and were absolutely not disappointed. The freshness of the food and the sommelier’s wine pairing was phenomenal. As for cost, it’s an expensive day out, but if you make it out to Daylesford, you might as well enjoy it.
Thank you for an amazing day!
This is a bucket list experience where the service is as spectacular as the food. As a chef myself I was blown away by the attention to detail, care and passion shown in every aspect of this restaurant experience.
I contacted the restaurant prior to booking as I am a strict vegetarian.
The first and second course were amazing, and were accommodated to my dietary requirements, however every desert on the menu had gelatine listed as an ingredient, which I am unable to eat.
I was given a cannoli instead as my only option, however, it seemed thrown together I didn't finish it.
The service was incredible, but I was extremely disappointed in my dessert. I don't believe it was worth the money I paid.
A great pl;ace to celebrate an 80th birthday
Friendly/Helpful Staff and amazing looking/tasting food
The Lake House is a special occasion venue. The food is brilliantly prepared and presented and the menu is well thought out. Unfortunately the service let the food down as the courses were not always well explained and there was not an opportunity to ask questions. The sommelier was the stand out with great care with the food and wine. Despite the shortcomings of one or two of the staff I would definitely eat here again.
I had a very special experience. I have a very limited diet and the restaurant did everything possibly to make my experience very personal. I’m thrilled with the end result, it was lovely to be able to spend the day out when I normally can’t eat out. Thank you.
Food was good, but I have had better and paid a lot less so we didn’t feel we got value for money. The restaurant was really nice but we felt the ambience wasn’t really for us. While we wouldn’t personally go back, I wouldn’t detract others from going there as it may suit there personal preferences.
Tranquil setting and amazing mains!
A lovely experience of fine dining - the food, wine and service were exceptional
Beautiful food, in a very comfortable and homily setting for special occasion dining.
Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing ambience!
Service and atmosphere were amazing. Food itself was a bit flash for us.
Besides a beautiful location, the staff are amazing, 5 star service but always happy to have a friendly chat. Food obviously was fantastic - don't expect tiny portions we were very full and content after 2 courses but went onto the 3rd.
Wine list is amazing. The choices recommended by the sommelier were perfect.
An aesthetic infusion!
Amazing experience waited a long time to visit and it was worth it
Spectacular dining experience as always.
Great food, outstanding service and the venue was very stylish.
Amazing food and wonderful service. A beautiful experience!
A fantastic experience all round from the service to the ambience. The staff were so attentive and the food amazing. We will certainly be returning. Thank you!
fantastic for coeliacs
The staff were absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly yet discreet.
We chose the Chefs signature menu which was one of our best dining experiences.
Thank you to all at the Daylesford Lakehouse.
We eat at the Lake House Restaurant seasonally and always leave feeling completely satisfied.
We enjoyed this particular lunch outside on the patio overlooking Lake Daylesford and could not have wished for a more beautiful day.
As always the food and wine pairing was exceptional and the staff service was faultless.
We will return for the winter menu!
What you would expect from a
2Chefs hat restaurant..
Another wonderful meal celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. Exceptional service!
An excellent lunch experience ... the food was divine ... the ambience was great, with a beautiful view across the lake ... the service was generally great ... all in all, very enjoyable
Very attentive service
Brilliant service and food in a wonderful atmosphere. Understated class with attentive staff.
It was our wedding anniversary and it was very special. One was lactose intolerant and was looked after extremely well.
An awesome experience. We visited the venue 30 years ago......and we wondered why we took so long to go back.
Surely this is one of the best dining experiences in country Victoria.
The food was to die for, and the staff were efficient, friendly and experts at what they did.
Expensive, but as a special occasion, well worth it.
I received a voucher for my birthday and whilst the venue was amazing and food lovely we were shocked to find that our bill totaled over $320 and we were still hungry. We could not understand the waiter and it was not explainedthat certain things were extra on top of the $130 per person 🙁