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Lake House
Modern Australian
  • 4 King St,
    Daylesford, VIC
  • (03) 5348 3329,
    lakehouse.com.au
  • Lunch daily noon-2.30pm

    Dinner daily 6pm-9pm

Lake House
-37.34914,144.141122

A meal at Lake House is a sonnet to the good life in edible form. One of the state's most-decorated regional restaurants, it's a reason to hit the road (preferably to stay overnight in the equally lauded accommodation), but at the very least to grab a taste of central Victorian terroir, where the menu speaks of the seasons and the latest regional produce to pass the kitchen doors. Alla Wolf-Tasker thinks globally and acts locally with her jazzed-up take on steak tartare, where raw Sher wagyu and translucent bresaola meet crisp beef tendon, giant capers, soft-centred quail egg and piquant sauce gribiche; so too the pancetta-girdled rabbit ballotine with Champagne and garlic foam. There are Asian accents in a John Dory fillet and scampi tail with apple kimchi and edamame, all enveloped in butter sauce. Desserts such as the berry-strewn, multi-textured "summer ramble", give as beguiling a sense of place as the elegant dining room and its sweeping lake views.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $95

    3 courses $115

    4 courses $135

    8 courses $155

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Alla Wolf-Tasker & David Green

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