Restaurant Reviews

Ezard at Levantine Hill

Ezard at Levantine Hill
882-886 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, VIC


The steel-and-glass parabola studded with barrel-shaped booths, the busy helipad and art-strewn grounds mark Levantine Hill as Yarra Valley’s most aspirational vineyard restaurant. Owners Colleen and Elias Jreissati engaged chef Teage Ezard to steer the kitchen, which divides its energies between truffled mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes and slow-cooked lamb in the all-day diner, and dégustations in the restaurant with valley views. Expect precision technique and sensory surprise in the latter, perhaps Ora King salmon served under a glass dome with applewood smoke, or a slow-cooked egg and Spätzle noodles beneath an emulsion of “cheese on toast”. The haute technique occasionally misses the mark: flavourless pork scratchings on a small slab of Western Plains pork look like crumpled plastic tubes. The wine selection is defiantly elitist, listing only house labels benchmarked against pricey premier crus from Burgundy and Bordeaux. Pack the platinum card.


(03) 5962 1333



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Outdoor dining

  • Private room

  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Diners Club

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Teage Ezard

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

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Wine: ★

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Ezard at Levantine Hill
882-886 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, VIC
Teage Ezard
Bookings recommended
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Wed-Mon noon-6pm Dinner Sat 6pm-10pm

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