Lake Moodemere Estate

4.7
100 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Our menu is inspired by our own family gatherings, sharing food, wine, company, the beauty of our landscape and the bounty of our Estate Grown produce.

We grow our own lamb, wheat, honey, citrus, eggs, seasonal vegetables & herbs. All our Estate produce is sustainably produced with minimal intervention and zero food miles in a reflection of the place it was grown and the people who made it.

Executive Chef, Jarrod Smith, has a passion for exploration and creativity. In addition to our estate produce, we source the best of the season's harvest, from far and wide, to enhance a vibrant, ever changing menu.

Experiences

  • Walkabout Three Course Menu

    A$100.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2021

    Relaxed Three Course Menu with Matched Wines Three courses designed to pair with three premium Lake Moodemere wines. Relax in the midst of the excitement of the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout by the warmth of the open wood fire. Sitting from 11.30 to 1pm.
  • Walkabout Five Course Menu

    A$130.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2021

    Relaxed Five Course Menu with Matched Wines Five courses designed to pair with five premium Lake Moodemere wines. Relax in the midst of the excitement of the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout by the warmth of the open wood fire. Sitting from 11.30 to 1pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 100 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well. We were impressed. From arrival, to cellar door, to dining. The wines, the food, the produce, the knowledge, the ambience. Is there better? It’s right at the top!

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GregM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, table overlooking the vast lake/wetlands. Food, Melbourne high end quality and their own wines were reasonable price wise and quality. Resident doggies add to the relaxed atmosphere, highly recommend.

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Rosemary
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and location relaxed and puppy friendly !!

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SiobhanD
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here on Friday in spectacular weather, together with my partner and dog. We were made most welcome by the folks here and their dogs in kind. The outlook from our shaded outdoor table was magnificent, outshone only by the food, which was some of the best I've ever had. From the complimentary bread rolls and olives, to our entrees (I had the venison, he had the octopus) and mains (estate lamb / wagu). The presentation of all dishes was gorgeous; I'm not one to take photos of my food when eating out, but had to make an exception for these. We greatly enjoyed the 2016 Shiraz Cabernet with both courses.
I can't really think of what more to say to accurately describe just how special this place is. I could have happily sat drinking wine in the warm dappled light and looking at the view for hours. My only regret was being designated driver!

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LindonJ
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

beautifull day so eat outside and except for the constant chatter at the adjacent table it was a perfect lunch.

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BradS
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great views-staff very welcoming and helpful. Some great wines.

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DianneW
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Knowledgeable, fun and friendly wine tasting experience followed by a casual but memorable meal. One of Rutherglen's hidden secrets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch or dinner on a summers days

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LynneN
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A picturesque spot under a shady tree next to the lake was a perfect setting for a special lunch with friends. Our wine tasting was a great start, followed by an excellent 3 course meal and beautiful wine. We felt very welcome and relaxed with the easy-going and informative hosts. It was a fun day.

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GregO
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor setting for some truly excellent dining. Inside was such a nice spot for the wine tasting - wines really yummy & owners happy to share their knowledge (by the way, yummy is my terminology, their wine notes were more descriptive!) Signed up immediately for membership and a purchase of 6 bottles to take away. Venison, waygu beef, fresh seafood and matching wines, great, friendly staff - whats not to love!

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JohnW
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Country style relaxation. Don’t go if you are in a hurry but if you are not enjoy the country style and ambience and great food. We went for a walk along Lake Moodemere shore afterwards. All in all a very good experience.

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StevenD
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Highly recommended.

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DanNic
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delicious two course lunch sat overlooking the lake right next to the edge of the bank. From our arrival we were made to feel very much at ease, Oliver welcomed us and took care in explaining our dining options whilst making sure we were happy with all aspects of our experience.
The ambience was perfect (it was quiet and peaceful even when more guests arrived) and the food exceeded expectations.
As a spot for quality food, locally sourced and presented beautifully, accompanied with a great selection of wines it would be hard to find a better alternative.

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Tanya
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place , would highly recommend. Food was delicious and staff very friendly. Loved the overall experience

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CaseyM
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Lake Moodemere. Oliver was a great host and made us feel well looked after. The location is second to none.

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JeanetteD
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff and a nice atmosphere. Can't ask for more than that. Well done!

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LISAF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely beautiful surroundings and food was amazing, throughly recommend. Wines were also amazing

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the second time we've eaten at Lake Moodemere and it won't be the last. Beautiful food in a beautiful setting, you can't ask for more.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The flies were a bit friendly and the matching wines were finished before the courses arrived however that didn’t impact our overall experience. Food was AMAZING , great service, beautiful atmosphere. I’ll definitely return

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JojoM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful gastronomic experience. Food paired with wine is a match made in heaven.

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KerryF
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, excellent service, great wine = a wonderful experience at Lake Moodemere Estate.

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ChrisD
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food outstanding, great views & authentic country dining experience.

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pram
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Sitting outside was fantastic. The food this time was ok - nothing to write home about. Service can be improved with providing cutleries with mains rather than asking for it. Wines can also be served on time -our entree wines came after the eal was finished and had to ask for it.

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JillW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Attractive rural setting. Staff friendly , knowledgeable & welcoming. Would recommend Pork with black pudding . Wagyu steak cooked to perfection, as were vegetables. Side of crispy roast potatoes were delicious.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Loved the use of herbs and spices. The crunchy potato and skins and were to die for (as a side order). Kangaroo tail soo tender. Good pairing of wines with the courses. Perfect chocolate pave desert rich chocolate great textures and not too sweet.
Excellent table service - nothing too much trouble - and I AM a bit fussy.
Afterwards we had the wine tasting and bought some to take home.
Unbeatable outdoor setting allowed to take a very long time over the meal without feeling rushed.

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Swig
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole afternoon was exceptional the service was first class as was the food

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ChloeL
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food with a perfect atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.

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DebbieW
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 5 course menu it was delicious with great wine
Sat outside under the beautiful old tree would highly recommend for a dining experience
Have also added a 2 and 3 course menu for patrons

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a nice quiet Birthday celebration at Lake Moodemere Winery, this has now become something of an annual tradition.
We decided on The Chefs 5 course selection. We could not have chosen better, all 5 courses, plus complimentary exceeded our expectations.
Our congratulations to the Chef.

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WesH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great quite place, great intimate service, food was very good but not worth the set meal prices.

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RobertC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere outside in the garden. The service and meal was outstanding, compliments to the chef and Oliver. Was a great lunch. Also enjoyed the tastings with Michael in the cellar door.
Robert

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We were a group of 6 and really enjoyed the setting on the grass. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent, however the menu structure and offering was extremely limiting. It's a 2 course menu, with some small starters and cheese which are at an additional cost. There are only 4 entrees, 4 mains, 2 deserts to choose from but they won't allow you to swap an entree for one of the starters. 4 in four group couldn't find things we actually liked but would have happily swapped a starter for an entree (surely this costs them less and we were still happy to pay the set price) or a desert for the cheese. When we asked the waitress, we were told in no uncertain terms that the menu was in their opinion "extensive" and no changes were permitted!! The service was very slow. Only one of us selected an entree and the rest of us waited for food for 2 hours not being served until 2pm. Totally unacceptable.

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MandyW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely afternoon, the only recommendation would be music or the seating arrangements. We had the perfect table and the view gorgeous however had a large table of men beside us and even though they weren't roudy at all they dropped the C word alittle too much and spoilt it alittle. But apart from that was lovely and will be back

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CindyG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had no idea that this venue was there.
Went with friends that had booked for us.
We were blown away by the venue & outdoor setting.
Excellent wines & the food OMG!
Will definitely be a returning customer.
Spent 3 hrs taking in the 5 course lunch & if I had room left I would have done it all over again!
It is seriously that good!
Great job all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service staff were amazing and a lovely spot

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KerrinF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to review, memorable and have already recommended to friends and family. Will definitely return. And brilliant that as I was traveling alone with my little dog, she was also welcomed. And being a solo diner I did not feel out of place and was made so welcom by staff, who were terrific. I had the tasting with pared wine, it was the way to go. Food was brilliant, wine was brilliant, ambiance was amazing.

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RuthC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place - sitting on the waters edge, amazing food and service - such an authentic experience - would recommend it to all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch experience with fine wine and fine food. Great service ..

JM
JuneM
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the matched wines were excellent

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ShelleyL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a long lazy lunch. Top location, excellent food and wine. Service was attentive.

FAQs

Lake Moodemere Estate is rated 4.7 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.