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USD 8 - USD 23
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service and food in a relaxed atmosphere - highly recommended - unpretentious food executed with care using quality ingredients.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 1 March 2021

Sublime Food, Menu, Service and Ambience. We had a 4 course set menu which was truly amazing. Fantastic drinks menu and fabulous service

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 February 2021 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding set course dinner. Delicate flavors. Excellent wine list. The duck won us over.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021

A M A Z I N G Could not fault anything from service to food. Each dish was a pleasant surprise, Gordon Ramsay would not fault this either. Too good A must when in Dalesford

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

Again and again delivers delicious food with love, consideration and thought. David and his team keep on delivering unique, adventurous and tremendous food - the service is great. Friendly knowledgeable and helpful front of house. Uses great local produce. One for your destination list

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 January 2021

The best meal we have had in a long time. We were a group of 6 people with three very different dietary requirements. The chef provided each one of us with delicious options for every course. The staff were very helpful and obliging. WE LOVED...OUR EXPERIENCE HERE!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021

Ate here as group of 4...one gluten free, 2 pescatarian including one who doesn't like chilli. These requirements were no problem at all for this fabulous, friendly and special spot in Hepburn Springs. Menu was set and at $80 a head not inexpensive, but SO...worth it. We didn't know ahead of time what we would be eating, so the whole dinner was one delightful surprise after another, tailored to our individual preferences...not just all given "vegetarian or pasta ." The presentation, the flavours and selection by the chef was excellent, service was terrific ( although we had trouble understanding the young waitress through her mask) and wine suggestions were spot on. Strongly recommend you book in on one of the 3 nights they are open each week. Thanks!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2020

Living in regional Victoria during the pandemic has been easier than for our Melburnian family and friends. Recently we visited some regional restaurants. Two weeks ago, we had a lovely time in Bendigo but this weekend we decided to spend two nights in Daylesford. We...were recommended to dine at Surly Goat by another restaurateur whose restaurant was fully booked and the recommendation was well received. We had a wonderful lunch experience today. The four entrees we had initially were outstanding. We were served the cucumber ricotta cured yolk, pickled mussels, Dutch beef croquette and pommes tsarine cream fraiche salmon roe. All of these were well presented and the portions were adequate to tease the palate to anticipate the next course. Two main courses were served - the fish course was delicately cooked and the chicken course was delicious as well. The restaurant manager, Brian, was extremely knowledgeable in introducing wines to match each dish. Definitely chef David and his wife Vanessa have done a great job in serving high quality cuisine in Hepburn Springs. A must visit restaurant when you are in the Daylesford region.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Words can’t describe how wonderful The Surly Goat is. Had yet another amazing meal with family here - brilliant staff, incredible food. Croquettes were a real winner but the favourite was the duck - it tasted the way Christmas feels, warm and fuzzies included. Would...highly recommend to anyone and everyone looking for a great meal in Central Vic. 10/10 Surly Goat team!!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Fabulous international food with Greek influence. Staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. Went for lunch and had to come back for dinner on the same day !

Date of visit: September 2020
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  • The Surly Goat is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5