Tokar Estate

4.7
42 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Tokar Estate is a boutique family owned vineyard and restaurant in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The restaurant’s modern Mediterranean inspired building was designed to both take in and enhance its incredible surroundings. It is the ideal location to soak up the beauty of the Yarra Valley, with sweeping views over the gardens and vineyards to the mountain ranges.

Stop by our restaurant for lunch and make sure you head over to our Cellar Door situated in our newly restored original barn. With its floor to ceiling glass doors, marble bar and stunning view over the vineyard it’s the perfect location to taste our award winning single vineyard wines.

Experiences

  • Weekday Lunch

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Choose any two courses for $65pp from our a la carte menu or upgrade to three courses for $75pp. Both options come with a glass of Tokar Estate Wine.
  • Group Sharing Menu

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a charcuterie platter and Tokar Estate sourdough bread to start, three shared entrees, two shared mains and dessert to finish. This sharing style menu is for mandatory for group bookings over 12. Please contact the restaurant directly to book on (03) 5964 9585.
  • Two Course Lunch $65pp

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a two course lunch for $65pp or a three course lunch for $75pp inclusive of sides from our seasonal a la carte menu
  • Christmas Day 2021

    A$195.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Join us on Christmas Day to celebrate with family and friends whilst enjoying great food and our award winning wines. Enjoy canapés and a glass of sparkling on our deck to start, followed by a traditional Christmas feast using the freshest locally sourced produce complimented by our European hospitality. 11:30am arrival for a long leisurely lunch with conclusion at 4pm. Our menu is still being curated by our team of chefs, however you may make a booking to register your interest. Our staff will be in contact closer to the date (September) to confirm the menu, beverage inclusions, dietary requirements and finer details. Credit Card details are required to make a booking however no deposits will be taken until confirmation with our staff.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 42 people are saying
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graeheath
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and wine delightful. Staff most helpful and efficient. Fit out classy.

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NickiS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday experience will come again. Food, service and value wonderful. Beautiful day!!

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MaeR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Book here if you're after mountain views, a quiet dining room, and friendly service. Very surprised that the crowds haven't discovered this gem yet, because the food and views were unreal. Simple meals, yet executed flawlessly with quality ingredients.

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kelseys
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great wine, stunning spot in the Yarra valley. Wait staff were lovely would definitely go back. Recommend the Coldstream Pinot. :)

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SimonW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service matched by a glorious view over the valley.

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JillyK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely day, great ambience, service very attentive and prompt.
Our main course was delicious, and served attractively and piping hot.
Our choice of wine blended well with our meal.
Dessert was just as the waiter described it, creative and very yummy.
Overall, a delightful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish we had was amazing! The staff there were super friendly and welcoming. The view was beautiful from our table. Just absolutely amazing.

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SiobhanM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The food was wonderful with great choices for a set menu. The quail and the beets were both excellent choices for the first course. The combination of flavours in both were so well matched.

The semolina gnocchi and beef mains were great choices. The beef was so tender and well seasoned. Couldn’t fault either of them and would highly recommend them both. Big thank you to the chef and the kitchen for a wonderful meal.

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IanR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant dining experience that was above our expectations. Very enjoyable and will return with friends.

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AmandaT
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Big call out to Charlotte, she is amazing. Made sure we enjoyed our experience by sitting us so we could see the amazing views (although not originally being seated as so).
Food was very tasty and came out hot. Dessert needs a little work, chocolate brownie was dry and cheesecake had too many garnishes. Gap between meals was great so hubby and I could enjoy time together and didn’t feel rushed. Overall this place is a must to visit & grab a bite to eat. You won’t be disappointed - vineyard Chardy is amazing too!

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fantastic food and wine, amazing views. Could not recommend it more

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi Paul, You are more than welcome, it was a pleasure hosting you and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience. We very much look forward to hosting you again

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TroyG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. The 3 course lunch and including sides were perfectly sized, and it was difficult to choose between the offerings as they all sounded wonderful.

My entree of quail was well cook and the accompanying jus and sausage was perfectly balanced. My wife had the rabbit terrine which was not overly rich, and again perfectly matched with citrus to cut the fats and bring out the flavors.

Mains were equally enjoyable, I had the lamb shoulder, and my wife chose the beef.

Deserts to finish were quite sizable. I chose the vanilla cheesecake, and that was not overly sweet and was deliciously creamy.

My wife had the chocolate brownie, and I wasn't even offered a taste! I'll take her word that it was lovely.

The estate wines were also very drinkable. I had the Pinot Shiraz blend, and my wife the Rose. Very nice!

We had not been to Tokar Estate prior to our Sunday lunch, and in conversation with the waiter was told that there was an all new team in the kitchen. The new crew produced a very enjoyable meal, and coupled with attentive friendly service and sweeping views of the Yarra Yalley, whats not to like?

I would recommend the restaurant. Well done.

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi Troy, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to send through such kind words! We are delighted you and your wife enjoyed the Tokar Estate experience and certainly hope for a repeat of it in the near future!

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Shjoy
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very nice and quiet, beautiful views. Food was good and wine excellent.

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Good afternoon, Thank you for your kind words, we very much look forward to hosting you again for some more wine!

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and excellent service. We tried the 3 course meal and every dish was delicious and arrived very quickly. The price as 75 per person which was very reasonable for the Yarra Valley region.

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi Peter, You are welcome and we are grateful for you taking the time to send us such kind words, it was a pleasure hosting you all and we are delighted it was a success. We very much look forward to hosting you again

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was quiet and elegant, the staff were delightful friendly and knowledgeable, the food was delicious.

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi Michael, You are more than welcome, and thank you very much for such kind words which we will be sure to share with the rest of the team! We very much look forward to hosting you again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with great service. Loved it!

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi there, You are welcome, it was a pleasure hosting you all and we are delighted it was a success. We very much look forward to hosting you all again

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lizard
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

After a hectic work week, a wonderful opportunity to relax with my partner and enjoy the ambiance, service and fine food for a long lunch.
Perfect!

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi Laurie, You are more than welcome, it was a pleasure hosting you and your partner and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience. We very much look forward to hosting you soon again

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BryceS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our lunch at Tokar over the weekend. The food was incredible, the staff were amazing and some delicious wines went perfectly with everything.

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Hi Bryce, You are more than welcome, it was a pleasure hosting you all and we are delighted it was a success. We very much look forward to hosting you all again for some more of that delicious wine!

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So impressed with our family lunch at Tokar. The food was well presented and delicious, wine excellent and the service professional and friendly.

Tokar Estate
Responded on May 14, 2021

Good afternoon Wendy Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Tokar Estate for such a special family occasion. We certainly hope to get to host you soon again

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MichelleO
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The side dishes were not quite enough. There was a small side salad and a couple of small half potatoes per person. Lovely but a little small considering alcohol is involved. But very tasty.

Tokar Estate
Responded on May 14, 2021

Good afternoon Michelle Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and take not of your feedback which has bee passed on to the team to work on We hope to get to host you soon again

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JLow
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful lunch at Tokar estate! Fine dining with friendly staff. Beautiful views and delicious wine. The 3 courses were outstanding, as they used interesting ingredients which were cooked and presented to perfection. A definite destination for foodies!

Tokar Estate
Responded on May 14, 2021

Good afternoon Joanne Louise Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Tokar Estate. We hope to get to host you soon again for another amazing experience!

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TerryE
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have no problems recommending Tokar. Every aspect of our dining experience was excellent,

Tokar Estate
Responded on May 14, 2021

Good afternoon Terry Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Tokar Estate. We hope to get to host you soon again

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JohnK
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Tokar is sensational. All three courses have variety and creativity, and most of all they are delicious.

Tokar Estate
Responded on May 14, 2021

Good afternoon John Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Tokar Estate. Hopefully, we shall see you soon again

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Martin
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant for Sunday lunch. We would go there again soon but there are dozens of others around the area to check out first.

Tokar Estate
Responded on May 6, 2021

Good afternoon Martin Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Tokar Estate. There are indeed a lot of sites to visit but we certainly hope to get to host you soon again

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MikeS
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Flavourful and delicately presented dishes. Side dishes a bit small for the numbers sharing but otherwise very good. Sitting on the deck on a glorious sunny Autumn day was delightful and the service was excellent.

Tokar Estate
Responded on May 6, 2021

Good afternoon Mike Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Tokar Estate. We appreciate the feedback and will work on it We hope to get to host you soon again

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Shaun
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there on a beautiful sunny Friday. Wasnt excessively busy, so we were able to relax and enjoy. Great service and great food. Highly recommend.

Tokar Estate
Responded on May 6, 2021

Good afternoon Shaun Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Tokar Estate. We hope to get to host you soon again on another sunny day

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Rossi
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Beautiful vista at Tokar Estate. Whilst weather meant we had to be indoors, the venue has missed the opportunity to have customers looking out at the vines. The decor was having an identity crisis between its Tuscan exterior and somewhat modern lighting and black curtains. Why not stick with the Tuscan theme. The entree and mains were good but on the smaller side and the strange chocolate brownie dessert was dry and brick like to cut. I’d find it difficult to recommend this restaurant which is a shame as we loved the exterior. A missed opportunity!

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DasL
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the weekend lunch set menu. Went with a bunch of girlfriends just to get away from the suburbs and have a good quality meal in a beautiful location. Absolutely got what we paid for! Attentive service, window view of the vineyard from nearly every angle and delicious unpretentious food. I will definitely be back.

Tokar Estate
Responded on June 19, 2021

Good afternoon, It was a pleasure hosting you all and we are delighted you all had a nice time at Tokar Estate. We very much look forward to hosting you all again

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KenD
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good dining and excellent wines. Food is imaginative, well cooked, service is top notch and the views across the vines are magnificent. We live in the Yarra Valley and this is our 'go to' restaurant when entertaining guests or for special occasions.

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 24, 2021

Good afternoon Ken Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and hope to get to see you soon again Always a pleasure to host you!

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JackieC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food with an amazing view and friendly staff.

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good afternoon Jackie Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and hope to get to host you soon again

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended for a set chefs menu and everything was outstanding.
The venue is elegant and sitting on the deck with a view of the vineyard after lunch was perfect end.
Each course in the meal was very carefully crafted and perfectly cooked.
The service was excellent and I'd like to thank everyone for such a good experience on the Easter long weekend

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good afternoon Andrew Thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us at Tokar Estate We hope to get to host you soon again

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Judyanna
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hope more of this kind of tasting menu to be held even during weekday . This was my first time to be here. Everything is awesome. I would like to be there and also my friends.

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good afternoon Judyanna Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words Kindly note that our set menu is also available on Thursdays and Fridays for lunch so we hope so see you back again soon with your friends!

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RobW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to spend an afternoon. Great food - good service.

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good afternoon Rob Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and hope to get to host you soon again

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HealthProfessional
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The weather was beautiful, the food excellent (a limited menu, but imaginative - the duck, for instance, was not "the usual" breast but a beautifully flavoured leg). Good value. The wine list focused on their own wine - fair enough, and good value - but they might have had a bit more from other winemakers. Overall, a great day out - and less than an hour from Melbourne.

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good afternoon Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and are grateful for the feedback The duck is now off the menu but has been replaced by a beautiful slow roasted lamb shoulder! We hope to get to host you soon again

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was lovely, wine and coffee was great, views were glorious form the outdoor deck on a glorious April day.

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good afternoon Michael Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and hope to get to host you soon again What a view indeed!

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CarlosC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and wine, great views, quiet ambience, includes free wine tasting at bar whilst awaiting meal. highly recommended

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good afternoon Carlos Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and the recommendation We hope to get to host you soon again

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Everything that my wife and I ordered was excellent and well presented. My only negative comment would be that the servings could have been slightly larger.

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good Jonathan Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased you and your wife enjoyed your experience with us and are grateful for the feedback We hope to get to host you soon again

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Ilolly
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Good waitress, but bad service received from manager and waiters.
Food average.

Tokar Estate
Responded on April 15, 2021

Good afternoon Llolly Many thanks for taking the time to send your review We very much appreciate your feedback and always aim to get better therefore, we will look into it and hope to make it up to you some time soon

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a complimentary glass of bubbles to start with which was thoughtful and lovely. My only negative, is that it would have been better if the menu & wine list had arrived with our water. I did have to ask for the menus. Everything was perfect. Thank you for such a lovely lunch

Tokar Estate
Responded on March 18, 2021

Good afternoon Emma Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and a lovely one! We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and are grateful for the feedback We hope to get to host you soon again

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megw
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful and they have renovated the restaurant it’s lovely very romantic if you are having a special occasion. The staff were friendly.

Tokar Estate
Responded on March 18, 2021

Good afternoon Meg Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your kind words and pleased you like the new look of the restaurant! We hope to get to host you soon again

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FAQs

Tokar Estate is rated 4.7 stars by 42 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.