Lake House - Daylesford

4.8
522 reviews
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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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating with food restrictions. Thank you!

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Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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!!

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

The food was the star of the dinning experience,it was everything we had hope for. The staff were very friendly & helpful.

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Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal - great food and great service.

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

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.

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

Lovely relaxed environment for a formal setting. Wine list great and expansive. Meal delightful and service excellent.

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

Great food and service

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Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, food and service were excellent!

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

The staff were attentive but not intrusive.
The welcome was genuine and friendly when we arrived.
We loved the experience

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Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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

A great pl;ace to celebrate an 80th birthday

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

Friendly/Helpful Staff and amazing looking/tasting food

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

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.

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

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.

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Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

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.

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Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tranquil setting and amazing mains!

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Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience of fine dining - the food, wine and service were exceptional

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Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, in a very comfortable and homily setting for special occasion dining.

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Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing ambience!

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

Service and atmosphere were amazing. Food itself was a bit flash for us.

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

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.

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Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An aesthetic infusion!

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Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience waited a long time to visit and it was worth it

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Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dining experience as always.

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Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service and the venue was very stylish.

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

Amazing food and wonderful service. A beautiful experience!

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

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!

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Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

fantastic for coeliacs

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

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.

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

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!

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Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What you would expect from a
2Chefs hat restaurant..

Well done..

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Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. Exceptional service!

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

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

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

Very attentive service

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