Restaurant Reviews

Lake House: Restaurant review

Lake House


4 King St
Daylesford, VIC


Lunch daily noon-2.30pm
Dinner daily 6pm-9pm


2 courses $95
3 courses $115
4 courses $135
8 courses $155


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.

(03) 5348 3329

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Alla Wolf-Tasker & David Green

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.