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Coonara Springs Restaurant

129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
+61 3 9751 1686
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb” (8 reviews)
“souffle” (4 reviews)
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We capped off a 3 day stay at nearby Moorabinda Lodge (only 150 m away) taking advantage of the Wednesday 'chef's Choice' 3 course lunch. A tasty and competently presented spread satisfied our group of 10. The starter of grilled watermelon was a quirky one,...More

Thank orkydd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where to start!!! Divine food, knowledgeable gorgeous staff and a stunning setting. A destination restaurant complimented by the picturesque drive through the Dandenong Hills. A lovely chat with the Chef revealed some of the reasons the food was so divine. Sourcing many of their ingredients...More

Thank alnnix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had spent quite some time walking in the Dandenong’s on Saturday afternoon and we thought we would try and go to a nice restaurant for dinner...not knowing what was around, we call one of our children and they recommended Coonara. Well…. we...More

Thank lcostabi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not go there feeling hungry because you will leave feeling un satisfied. The meals are very small and certainly not worth what they charge.More

1  Thank Barbara Janel D
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Barbara, We are very concerned about your experience - please could you let us know what meal you ordered as we take all our guests feedback very seriously. We are terribly sorry that you felt unsatisfied, and if you are able to share more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a perfect evening at Coonara Springs. The setting is truly beautiful and peaceful, we felt like we were on holidays even though just down the road. The staff are great and the food is so good. The cod in vegetable nage (delicate broth)...More

Thank Neites
Reviewed 4 February 2018

As a long time resident in the hills, this used to be one of the great dining experiences. Then we lost it for a few years, but after extensive renovations it's back. And thank you for the return We ate here recently with friends -...More

Thank jaymac501
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

We are delighted you had a wonderful experience! Thank you for sharing and for appreciating the restoration of the property. We hope to welcome you again soon... our Instagram and fb feeds post the new bistro menu each week, usually on a Monday...

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Our 45 minute drive to Olinda, especially the last 15 Klms, was particularly beautiful with many ferns amongst the dense trees. Arriving at the restaurant we see wonderful gardens with sunlight glistening through various trees; pockets of shaded seating options offering tranquil views across rolling...More

Thank Granny-Mae
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to visit and review us. Yes it was an exceptionally hot day, of which there are only few each year.. hopefully next year we will have air-conditioning installed, but most days it is quite temperate. We do...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our third visit and a really nice place for our date night. Owners daughter is vegan so they have no problem coming up with a great selection of dishes. Great environment and the restoration they’ve done to the building is fantastic.

Thank Dragonflymummy
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your kind comments - our chefs daughter is vegan, and so he is always happy to oblige! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

You’re not just eating the food here, as good as it is. The drive is picturesque, the cottage very quaint, the grounds immaculate, the staff and service both friendly and prompt and then there’s the food! Ten of us ate here (entree, main and desert)...More

Thank Luckiefill
csr129, Owner at Coonara Springs Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your generous review - yes the scallops are very popular and the souffle is a house special! We are delighted you enjoyed your Coonara Experience.

Reviewed 16 December 2017

We attended a family wedding here. It was so lovely and being in the gardens amongst the amazing flowers and tress was such a delight. The food was very good and the staff very attentive.

Thank MichelleBK
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Prudigirl | Reviewed this property |
No, you will have to get a taxi.
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Response from csr129 | Property representative |
Yes, thank you all, we are licensed but accept BYO..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9751 1686
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A destination restaurant set in seven acres of landscaped gardens with views over the Yarra Valley. Modern Australian food with a hint of nostalgia from the past. The 90 year old weatherboard property has recently been restored, celebrating its glorious history of entertaining since the 1920's. Enjoy the light filled restaurant floor overlooking the gardens, the lounge rooms next to open fires in winter or the private dining room for special events and weddings. Adrian the chef prides himself on both growing and making, follow a produce to plate philosophy, tending his veggies in our extensive growing areas which guests can walk around. Don't forget a visit to the spring if you feel like a longer walk, and book our outdoor dining tables during the summer months. Enjoy locally sourced wines, home made breads, butters and ice-cream! Amanda or one of our team look forward to welcoming you to Coonara Springs.
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