Restaurant Guide

Millbrook Winery: Restaurant review

Jarrahdale is an hour by car from Perth – far enough to feel like you’re escaping the city, but still well within day-trip territory.

Address

Old Chestnut La
Jarrahdale, WA

Hours

Lunch Thurs-Mon noon-3pm

Prices

E $20-$23
M $36-$39
D $10-$16
3 courses $75

The grand reveal of Millbrook's vines, man-made lake and handsome stone cellar door is reason enough to make the one-hour drive from Perth to historic Jarrahdale. The view gets even better from the first-floor dining room. Initially, it's the wraparound vistas of the surrounding forest that strike you, but once the vegetable-forward food of Guy Jeffreys joins the party – and Millbrook is definitely a long lunch best enjoyed in numbers – the focus quickly reverts to what's happening tableside. The kitchen's choice entrée is the most direct line to the organic estate garden and might feature sweet Hungarian peppers, grilled and stuffed with rice, or thick-cut raw kingfish showered with grated horseradish and thumb-sized caigua, the Bolivian cucumbers. Despite this focus on heirloom varieties, the menu also celebrates the familiar. Dry-aged, bone-in blade steak is served with squeaky string beans and house-made potato crisps. Watermelon and chilli salt combine in an unexpected pre- dessert. Wines priced at a steal, relaxed service, and homely desserts like chocolate parfait served simply with blood plums, reinforce the accessibility of this essential destination restaurant.
Phone:
(08) 9525 5796
Bookings:
Bookings essential
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Impressive wine list
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef:
Guy Jeffreys
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.