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“Stand-Out Restaurant in Daylesford”

Mercato @ Daylesford
Ranked #8 of 73 Restaurants in Daylesford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 34
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Everything at Mercato is outstanding - the food, the service and the ambience. Having already eaten at many of the well known restaurants in Daylesford, we were surprised we had not heard of Mercato when in fact it was the best by far of all the restaurants in the area. Every dish of a three course meal that my partner and I had was delicious. The staff had a 'can do' attitude and were very friendly and professional. The drinks list was extensive including non-alcoholic options. The restaurant was well appointed, cosy, warm and inviting.

Mercato will be our restaurant of first choice when we visit Daylesford. If you are looking for a quality evening, our recommendation is to go to Mercato.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic vibe, My wife and I both enjoyed the cheesy cauliflower soufflé as an entree. Was still bubbling as it was brought out! We then had the beef and lamb and flavouring on both dishes was superb. We swapped forks a few times! Finished off with dessert and you could of had the whole menu! Very glad we chose Mercato!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Nick L
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The portions are small but well thought out - was expensive but worth it. Staff are amazing but dessert we shared "molten chocolate cake"was underwhelming. Cocktails fabulous, wine selection good and easy walk from center of town.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank Blaise08
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here with three friends on a Saturday night. We booked about three weeks ahead of time.
The restaurant is an old house, tables are well placed in various dining rooms with white linen table cloths and comfy chairs. There is a nice ambience. Our waiter, Ashley, was friendly and attentive without being too pushy. Our drinks were topped up most of the night and we didn't have to wait long for any requests. Although we were not in a hurry anyway!
I had the cheese soufflé which was okay. It was rather large for an entree but the cheese sauce did not have a lot of depth or flavour to it.
The kangaroo main dish was excellent. Medium rare fillets with some veggies and a subtle sauce. The kangaroo was incredibly tasty and lean.
For dessert I had the creme brûlée which was lovely. A nice thick crust on top and smooth custard inside!
Complimentary peppermint leaf tea was a nice touch at the end.
The wine list is extensive and has some great options!
Other stand out dishes from my friends included the pumpkin and chia croquettes and the eye fillet steak. Also the chocolate fondant and chocolate torte looked delicious and rich.
It's nice to eat at a restaurant that has some local Australian game. Both kangaroo and emu were on the menu!
Well worth a visit when in Daylesford. The taxi service arrived promptly when called which was great.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank HeathYJohn
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful soft lit setting. Food was superb. Staff very engaged and friendly. Added to my regular list

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Resort727300
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