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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake House Is the place to go! The location, on the Lake, and the facility itself, are superb. The accommodation literally accommodates the guest in perfect comfort. Staff, in all areas, who interact with guests are first class. And then there is the restaurant and...the cuisine. This is cooking - and the way it is presented - at its very, very finest and best. The absolutely wonderful waitstaff in the restaurant are completely across the menu - with regards to the menu and the wines on offer - and delightfully friendly. Staying and dining at Lake House is doing oneself a great favour - for body and soul!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a high end experience, the view of the lake, the decor, the service and the spectacular food were all absolutely perfect. We enjoyed the four course set menu for $240 pp (there are four choices for each course). It was art on a...plate and a joy of taste. They happily catered to a vegetarian with an allergy also. The service was outstanding and the whole experience just wonderful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Visited the Lakehouse for lunch and dinner the following night. It was sensational - the whole experience. We started with an aperitif (and mocktail) looking over the lake. Food was delicious. The wait staff were friendly and very attentive. It was our Babymoon and they...made us feel so special. Will be back again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

This resort combines a beautiful, tranquil location with a great kitchen and professional staff from all over the world. We were lucky enough to get the Atrium Villa which is really a house - huge lounge/dining room ( with honesty bar, books and gas fire),...fully equipped kitchen with separate wine fridge, enormous elegant bathroom and comfortable bedroom with its own private courtyard. I really appreciated the choice of blanket instead of doona, the choice of pillows and the blackout curtains. All the furnishings were stylish and comfortable, sometimes whimsical. Outside was a huge balcony surrounded by magnificent trees and lake glimpses, with private access to the pretty pool, gardens and lake path - truly luxurious. The breakfasts, part buffet/ part a la carte were delicious , farm fresh eggs and exquisite pastries. We dined one night and the meal was excellent: charred corn and crab, perfect stuffed zucchini and succulent lamb. This place deserves its Hats and its reputation.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

We stayed at tge Lakehpusr fir Pur anniversary. Everything about the stay exceeded our expectations. Friendly, unobtrusive service, fantastic food, the use of the pool , spa and sauna as part of the package. We had a mix up with our second night restaurant booking,...but the staff were fabulous in smoothing things over. I hope it's not too long before we go back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

A wonderful location for a romantic getaway on the edge of the lake. The room was comfy as was the huge bed! The bath felt a swimming pool. The food at the restaurant was divine-inventive, varied and well presented. The spa was completely relaxing, as...was the pool, sauna and hot tub. The best part was the staff-nothing was a problem at all. We have just booked another longer stay!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

What a beautiful elegant venue after a recent renovation. Comfy new chairs and plush carpet set the scene for a very memorable birthday dinner. The meal was sublime. Every course so interesting and delicious and just the perfect serving size…luckily we were hungry! The wine...list was extensive and diverse and the menu offered many mouthwatering choices for our 4 course dinner. The lovely wait staff were knowledgeable, helpful, proficient and charming. Just make the time visit this slice of heaven in regional Victoria and enjoyed a very special experience.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

The service and food we as expected - perfect. Totally lived up to our expectations from previous visits. The staff are friendly and very professional and made us feel very special. The flavours of the food were magical. Alla and her team are amazing. Lake...House is our favourite fine dining restaurant and is a place we will keep returning to.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

I stayed at Lake House for four nights as part of a work trip in April, 2023. It was designed as a break between commitments elsewhere in the region. This place is simply beautiful. Everything about it is classy: the rooms are comfortable and spacious,...the bathrooms beautifully designed and well appointed, the location next to the lake is peaceful, and the dining and lounge areas are relaxed and tastefully designed. The staff were attentive and welcoming, kind and friendly. The food was magnificent and the cellar incredible. I seriously couldn't fault a thing. Daylesford is a beautiful town, and my tour party took advantage of a guided walking tour while we were there. It was a wonderful few days.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

We (four people) really enjoyed the ambience, the food, the wines, the cognacs, armagnacs, coffees, and the service was amazing! The understandably large bill, and a very good tip, was very happily paid, and we left telling each other what a stunning evening we'd enjoyed....I had ordered 12 oysters instead of the standard six for the first course fixed-price four course meal. and was quite prepared for the extra cost. No problem. As I didn't fancy any of the four desserts on offer, I asked the maitre d' (Ian) if the chef could possibly make me an adffogato instead. This is the simplest and cheapest of desserts; a scoop of ice-cream, a thimble-full of espresso coffee and a standard serve of liqour. The next morning I checked the bill and found that I had been charged an EXTRA $15.60 for my dessert. Came across as really mean, when we spent close on $1,500! Kinda spoiled it!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

We had dined twice here before, once in 1997 and then again in 2019. We had really enjoyed both dining experiences and so I thought it would be the ideal place for the two of us to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We stayed for...two nights with dinner, bed and breakfast. We had a lovely room overlooking the lake, very luxurious, plenty of space with a lovely outlook. The food in my opinion is outstanding, there’s a reason that this place has lasted the test of time and has consistently been at the top of the tree for regional Victorian Good Food recognition. The staff were all attentive, friendly and professional. The main building is an extremely comfortable place to be, enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the library and then to enjoy the spacious dining room. All in all we had a fabulous relaxing time there. This is a special place and absolutely perfect for sharing a special occasion out of town. Thank you to Alla and her fabulous team for making our silver wedding anniversary so special.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

We booked a weekend stay to celebrate my birthday- including breakfast/ dinner and what an amazing stay we had ! All amenities/inclusions - room was stunning and spacious for our needs, separate walk wardrobe, kitchenette, king bed and beautiful bathroom .. heated bathroom floors a...bonus touch during weather. Our room no.56 - ground level with cosy courtyard was perfect and very private - short footpath leading to the lake and wombat flat mineral water sight. In our package- one night in the famous hatted restaurant - 4 course degustation and other night with meal, served in-house room (fabulous drinks/wine included) both were just amazing.. such unique and special dinner experiences ! Highlights: dishes personally served in room - beef cheeks (melt in your mouth delicious!) - accompanying sides - organic carrots and wild rice salad. Pietro (hope i spelt correctly!), Rosa and rest of the team were so attentive and friendly service! All the dishes at the hatted restaurant were amazing, awesome service and unexpected birthday surprise treat, made my night - so special !! Very popular, so book in advance for more room options/packages available - you won’t regret it .. we loved it !! Highly, highly recommended when in Daylesford, Victoria! Tip: join/book yourself to the free tour at the Daylesford farm for lakeside guests only - Piedro (farm manager) was amazing and so interesting with his knowledge/experience to product the best of the best crops .. all the preparation, work and planning to produce the most amazing produce ! Lovely walk around the property, manicured gardens section to the olive/grape vineyards/ garden itself .. worth the 45min farm/bakery visit to fully appreciate “farm to fork” experience!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023 via mobile

Very expensive but high class service and food. Amazing atmosphere. Ambiance was top. Definitely will go again. Wish there would be more specials.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

What a STUNNING restaurant, food was absolutely delicious…Venue and decor awesome. Service was impeccable couldn’t fault it in any way. Price is not for the faint hearted so be prepared BUT loved it…Don’t get caught out on ordering STILL WATER thinking it’s just Tap Water...it cost us $18 before we realised we were being charged for waterMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Excellent restaurant, in a lovely setting. Fantastic food and great service Highly recommended. A lovely evening with family

Date of visit: March 2023
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I think our bill was about $400 with drinks for 2 of us If you look on their website it does have starting prices We had the 4 courses and this says starting from $125, I do think it was around that price each and then... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5