Lake House - Daylesford

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Modern Australian
Lake House, in Daylesford, prepares contemporary continental cuisine in its charming award winning restaurant, with a hotel and spa on the premises. The spring artichoke tart with burrata cheese, preserved lemon and crème fraiche and the kingfish carpaccio with spanner crab, jalapeno and green gazpacho make most welcoming appetizers. Some of Lake House's main dishes include the roasted free-range duck with coffee roasted carrots, black barley, almonds, pesto and elderberry sauce, the crisp pork belly croustillant, scampi and squid noodles and the vegetarian soft pasta pillows filled with herbed ricotta, goat curd, mushrooms and white asparagus, all of which are as beautifully presented as they are delicious.

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.
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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bucket list ticked. The whole evening was fantastic from the champagne cocktail on arrival, to the amazing food and great service.

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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous lunch at Lake House, we love the ambiance, the setting, the decor - it's also a quiet restaurant even though it's usually fully booked. We always enjoy the food, 3 or 4 courses, a nice serve not the tiny tastes that are fashionable with some high end restaurants. The service is special, professional but friendly.
We think the prices are fair, you're getting a lot for your money!
Lake House is a special destination...

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and presentation of the food was beautiful, all staff were so nice, friendly and very helpful.
Dessert was so pretty and delicious best dessert I’ve ever eaten.

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Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended

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Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch yesterday
Gorgeous dining experience
Wait staff very attentive and friendly.
Beautiful restaurant.
Quiet background music.
Food delicious with great attention to presentation and taste.
Lovely

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Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an incredible spring lunch at the Lake House Daylesford. The food was to die for and there was a great list of wines to choose from. We enjoyed coffee and sweet treats outside on the balcony overlooking Lake Daylesford.

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Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The signature degustation was amazing.
We booked this in advance, I would have loved if they could have explained our dining experience for us from the beginning. As I ordered drinks before realising there was a pairing option. They almost forgot it was our anniversary but they bought out a special plate just as we had finished our dessert. We were given bread half way through our degustation, I think they forgot to serve at start.

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Melbourne / VIC
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Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Great night, but some slight annoyances... bread was given half way through our degustation? Assuming they forgot at start. Drinks and pairing and our pre-booked degustation weren’t described or explained, so we weren’t too sure how to start or what was recommended. They almost forgot it was our anniversary and then brought a treat out after we’d had our desserts. Carrot cream cheese wasn’t great, but ocean trout rocked! The mackerel didn’t really stand out to me and the bay bug dumplings seemed a bit out of place through the course of the meal.

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Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great plaace for special occasions and for those of culinary interests and appreciation of fine food.

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Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Signature menu was exceptional and very well presented. The service was friendly, attentive and accomodating. Special culinary experience and we would return.

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Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely long lunch...wonderful ambiance and sensational food.
We will be back...

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Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner, chose the 4 course option and each dish was delicious. Cant wait to go back!

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Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Very fine food. Great wine

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Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been looking forward to dining at Lake House and our expectations were well and truly met. The experience was like going to an art gallery, only you can eat all the beautiful works. The restaurant is charming, view fabulous, staff were lovely and highly professional. Altogether a truly memorable meal.

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Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exellent food with beatuful decoration. The signature menu is highly recommended. Good lake view.

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Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was an experience we will always treasure - thank you.

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Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our second visit and it didn't disappoint us.
The restaurant is beautiful and so is the food. We loved all the dishes and they looked like art pieces.

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Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love it here will be back

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Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Came to Daylesford specifically to dine at the Lake House. The food was good (not amazing) and beautifully presented. They were accommodating of our toddler which is lovely to allow us to still enjoy eating out at quality places.
Unfortunately we were largely ignored after our mains were delivered, sat with finished plates in front of us for a long time, not offered dessert for a long time.. Service and value for money not quite there for the price point.

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Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spectacular food. Well worth the price. Service was a bit “cold” at times though.

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Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail for food and service was outstanding.

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Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just exceptional, fantastic food and service. Just loved all. Price gave me a scare at the end, but well and truly worth it.

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Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, a wonderful dining experience. I took my wife for a surprize birthday dinner. Everything was as people and reviews stated, "EXCELLENT". A wonderful experience.

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Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has always been an excellent restaurant and it continues to excel. Really, really, good produce prepared with respect and a real understanding of how to give the diner an understanding of just how delicious good produce can be. The standard of the food is more than matched by everyone that looks after you in this place. The staff are exceptional. The design of the restaurant means even on the most miserable, grey, cold, rainy day it all looks beautiful. It is an experience to treasure.

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Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic delicious food and great service! Nicollo our waiter was very helpful. Food was divine, I can’t wait for our next trip to visit this place!

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Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at the Lakehouse Restaurant is a sublime experience and one that we always enjoy so much. For us, it is definitely a special occasion restaurant, but we love it so much that it's amazing how often we can find a reason to celebrate. The food is exquisite and the staff are attentive and knowledgeable and we always feel that we are the centre of attention when we dine there. The restaurant is calm, understated and beautifully lit at night and it's location at Lake Daylesford is beautiful.

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Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food in beautiful setting

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Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a couple of times and the experience has been consistently good. Staff pays a lot of attention to detail and overall it makes you feel indulged..
The food is beautiful and well thought off .

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Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! It never disappoints.

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Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to eat the Signature menu and were so pleased we did. It is lovely anticipating the surprise of the presentation and taste of the elements making up each dish. There was a good variety of foods presented including fish,vegetables and meats. The waiters were very attentive and patiently explained each dish. I found very helpful that some things were changed for me so that I could eat them. I can't cope with onion and they were able to adjust dishes for that.

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Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 8 course "Signature Menu" and we were not disappointed. Standout dishes were the dumplings and the artichokes.

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Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lake House is a wonderful experience. Our visit was a celebration of a very special occasion - and this beautiful place made it so, in every possible way.

Everything about it is a feast.


It is very expensive; what you get is very special indeed. I am very glad to have done it once in my life!

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Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff amazing!!!!
Beautiful setting
very special
Food was very nice but lacked something?? It didn't have that "punch" that I was hoping for. It tasted alittle bland.

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Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

degustation all interesting food

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Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really good meal experience. Good food and service.

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Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited the Lake House every year for many years. Our family have decided to eat vegetarian meals to help the environment. We all walked away from the Art of the Vegetable menu saying that was the best meal we have ever eaten. Totally over indulged but totally in bliss.

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Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the perfect lunch. The meals were exceptional and well sized. Everything else was absolutely spot on. Thank you Lake House.

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Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating with food restrictions. Thank you!

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Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing lunch. Great dinning room. Super tasty food. Perfect for our 10th wedding anniversary celebration. A lovely 3hrs of being spoilt. Would highly recommend.

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Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful in all ways. A perfect place for a lunch to celebrate a special occasion. Superb food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere.