Lake Moodemere Estate

4.6
79 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

  • Relaxed Five Course Menu with Matched Wines

    A$125.00 per person

    Jun 14, 2021 only

    Five courses designed to pair with five premium Lake Moodemere wines. After the excitement of the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout, it's time to sit back and relax by the warmth of the open wood fire.
  • Relaxed Three Course Menu with Matched Wines

    A$95.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2021

    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.
  • Relaxed Five Course Menu with Matched Wines

    A$125.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2021

    Five courses designed to pair with five premium Lake Moodemere wines. While away the afternoon in the midst of the excitement of the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout by the warmth of the open wood fire.

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 79 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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LISAF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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LisaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KerryF
Melbourne
1 review
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
Melbourne
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food outstanding, great views & authentic country dining experience.

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pram
1 review
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 27, 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
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on March 20, 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
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on March 14, 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
Sydney
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
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 27, 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
Melbourne
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 ..

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JuneM
Melbourne
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.

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ElizabethW
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The menu was disappointing, with two courses with curd in them. Also, not realised that it was a set menu. Expensive for what the meal was. Have always enjoyed eating there before and have recommended it many times, but could not on this experience.

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NeilD
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant. Best meal we have had for a long time. Have been twice in two weeks. Great spot to eat outdoors. Great view. Highly recommend.

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CarloB
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in , the place felt relaxed
We had a table overlooking the lake to enjoy the 5 course menu with matching wine which was superb .
The two waitresses were really sweet and helped to make this a really enjoyable experience.
We will certainly be taking our friends there to enjoy this experience

Lake Moodemere Estate
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review our Lakeside Restaurant at Lake Moodemere Estate. We're delighted you enjoyed our selection of dishes matched with our single vineyard wines and our service. We look forward to welcoming you back with your friends.

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Locallover
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The head chef came into the gardens to speak with us after the meal, such a lovely touch.

Lake Moodemere Estate
Responded on December 27, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our Lakeside Restaurant at Lake Moodemere Estate. We have a small, hard working and friendly team. It certainly is a treat when our Executive Chef, Jarrod Smith, takes a break from the kitchen to have a chat with our visitors. We look forward to your next visit!

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Michael
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The setting and scenery outside was first class. We chose the five course set menu with matching wines. The service was friendly and helpful. The food was top class indeed and the wines were matched perfectly. Nothing to fault about Lake Moodemere Estate and would happily return for another round!!

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely regional produce with the winery’s wonderful matching wines! Service was excellent and surroundings attractive and relaxing. I will definitely be returning!

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KerryF
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a perfect setting overlooking Lake Moodemere. We were seated under a large tree which added to the ambience and provideded shade. From the moment we approached, we were welcomed warmly. The service was perfect and the variety of dishes were explained and the wines were recommended for courses. And what a feast. Our table of 5 had the 7 course tasting menu and, believe me, it is much more than tastes. Each delicacy complemented others and even though we sat for lunch, none of us felt we could fit in any other meal that day. It is a perfect place for a special celebration or even for families as there are elements of the farm nearby. Thoroughly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here and were very well looked after

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The outdoor location was pleasant with tables overlooking the creek and lake. We had quite a delayed start (20 mins) after being seated and provided with water and instructions to pull up the fixed 5 course "tasting" menu on line.

Each of the 5 courses was fine and would have stood on their own as a generous and competent entree but the advertised "narrative" of the menu just didn't seem to hang together- local farm grown food with zero miles. We "got" the chicken egg in an early course and the lamb in the second last but were bewildered by the Mac and cheese, the prawns, scallops and squid ink. I guess the pasta was made of wheat, risotto is rice; but it was a bit of a mental stretch when the non local flavours were so dominant.

Country meals tend to have very large portions by city standards but there is no way we could classify this meal as a tasting menu. It really was 5 generous entrees over 2 hours. The price was at the high end but not ridiculous for the food quality and quantity. Some work on the restaurant concept and narrative would help travellers understand what they are booking for and what to expect.

Lake Moodemere Estate
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thanks for your review. Our menu is designed around our single vineyard wines. We focus on Estate Grown produce, including our full range of wines, lamb, wheat, eggs, honey, citrus, vegetables & herbs. In addition, our chef enjoys exploring his creativity with seasonal ingredients. I'm sorry the macaroni and cheese croquettes with peppered fig were not for you. If you visit again, we hope you'll gain further insight into our commitment to sustainability, estate produce and future generations.

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite a blustery storm coming in and knocking out the power, the Kitchen did not miss a beat and churned out high quality grub, paired with high quality wines. Owners were friendly and love to have a chat, we were made to feel right at home - highly recommend stopping by!

Lake Moodemere Estate
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review. We really appreciate your understanding on a challenging day! Our team amazed us with their ability to keep the ship sailing. Our guests helped a lot with their positivity and cheerful participation in the fun. It was a day to remember and one to keep our spirits high. We're very appreciative of your support and hope to welcome you again soon.

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SueL
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovey Sunday afternoon enjoying the 5 course lunch with matched wines. Gardens are very scenic and hosts and staff excellent.

Lake Moodemere Estate
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thanks for taking to the time to post your review. We're delighted you enjoyed the experience of our tasting menu and matched wine showcasing our estate grown and made produce. It's lovely to share an appreciation of the garden. The garden has developed over multiple generations and we love welcoming you into our little oasis. We look forward to your next visit!

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pete
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

QR reader at front door inoperative due to lack of internet no one in attendance initinally then staff came and couldn't get the QR reader to work then we went inside to sign in
seen to table and again QR reader to order food not operative
when we finally ordered as the staff member read out the menu off her phone
cheese platter $32 no crackers or bread that was another $8 ? this was a first cheese plater without crackers or bread and on it went, just difficult the whole exercise

Lake Moodemere Estate
Responded on November 10, 2020

We are doing our best to meet contact tracing and social distancing requirements. We understand it's challenging but we all have to try together. I do recall your visit. I welcomed you at the door. When you had difficulty with the QR code, I provided you with a pen and paper. When you had difficulty with the QR code at our Wine Bar, I offered to take your order. You left without ordering. Others were operating the QR code successfully and our wifi is operational.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the cup day special menu. The food was excellent, not rushed and presented exceptionally well. We took the wine matching package and it was perfect!
The view over the river and lake was spectacular!
Will be back!

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DebraT
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here most times on our regular trips to the region mainly due to the ambience and dining experience Belinda and Michael have created at their winery. We never leave disappointed. Highly recommend.

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Moodamere Estate and we were blown away, the location was amazing, the food and matching wines were second to none andbeing able to enjoy such a dining experience amonst the beautiful outdoor setting under the trees was delightful. Loved everything about our time at Moodemere Estate, will definitley be recommending and will definitley be back.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed it staff were lovely even our young guy who was in training

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Lake Moodemere Estate is rated 4.6 stars by 79 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.