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Healesville Hotel
Modern Australian
Healesville Hotel

It's easy to get a sense of place at the Healesville Hotel. The Yarra Valley winery map on one wall of the elegant, high-ceilinged dining room speaks commitment to the local, as does the menu that name-drops local producers - Yeringberg lamb, Wandin quail, Yarra Valley salmon - with impressive regularity. The Healesville's main dining event is a weekend affair (during the week there's a more casual, trad-pub carte), when it becomes Quince Dining and intricately plated dishes, such as salmon pastrami with nashi, yoghurt and salmon roe, or rabbit loin served with toasted seeds and nuts, land on linen-dressed tables. Occasional moments of under-seasoning can break the spell, but most dishes - brilliant local lamb teamed with eggplant purée, say, or fresh figs with dulce de leche - display admirable balance and technique. Alongside the local-loving wine list, they highlight the valley's enviable food credentials.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2-5 courses $55-$90

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Clinton Camilleri



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