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The Surly Goat is a dedicated local restaurant, committed to offering smart contemporary food and keeping things simple so that our menu can change and evolve along with the seasons, making use of the produce that is in its moment and at its peak, and where possible from our passionate local producers. But beyond all making sure what is served is fresh and tasty! The food menu is complimented by a deliberately small yet dynamic wine list with a focus on passionate and interesting producers both local and international and as such, our list changes regularly and features some well-known wines along with a few obscure gems, but always with something new to try.
USD 8 - USD 23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

This is the place that locals go to! Beautiful ambiance, attentive service and really interesting delicious food and beautiful wine and spirit list. Really loved our dinner and will definitely be going back!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021

Set menu ($80.00 per head), but a most enjoyable eating experience with friendly waiter. Good wine list.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 May 2021 via mobile

After turning up around the corner @ F&CK where we were booked and found it be closed ( no call to inform us ) We slipped around the corner to The Sultry Goat... they kindly found 2 seats at the bar and we proceeded to...be fed by the chef... What a fabulous array of culinary delights... washed down with stunning Geelong Pinot Noir... Thanks guys : We fell on our feet!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 18 May 2021 via mobile

Walked in on a lovely night. Just thought I'd spoil myself after a very hard day at work - just down the road by the way! I certainly won't be recommending this restaurant to ANY of our guests. Actually, I'd recommend that they don't! Sat...for 15mins at the bar. No hello, no acknowledgement, nothing- but plenty of those for the guests that came in after me. Not worthy of a rating.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

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
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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