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“Beautiful vista, great food”

Max's at Red Hill Estate
Ranked #7 of 30 Restaurants in Red Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Max’s at Red Hill Estate sits high on a hill in the beautiful hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, with breathtaking panoramic views over precision planted vines to Westernport Bay and Philip Island.Max’s Restaurant offers an award winning modern Australian menu showcasing the finest local ingredients, featuring Max’s own range of produce and matching dishes to the estate wines. Max's caters for intimate dining, groups, weddings and corporate functions. Max's is complemented by two delightful cottages and artisan food and wine tours, which combine with the restaurant to provide an authentic gourmet experience in one of Victoria's most picturesque regions.
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, yet elegant with a stunningly beautiful 180 view. Food did not disappoint. Staff were helpful and nice, but not as professional (trained) as I would expect. E.g. We had to remind them about things... but overall it didn't distract us from having a wonderful meal!
On a nice day you can sit on the terrace and feel like you're IN the view. Great location for photos and of course a wedding! Outside chairs were a bit tacky.
Overall we had a great time and would go again.

2  Thank Nuala Y
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This was the second time here in 5 months and both times very disappointing so I won't be back and I would not recommend it when there are so many beautiful restaurants in this area. Expensive for what you get. Cold plates and cold food the waitresses was really nice and very apologetic but even after sending 2 of our meals back they were still cold.

1  Thank Mccoyp01
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I decided to have a decadent lunch at Max's on a Monday (nice & quiet). We've known about Max's reputation for years, so thought it was time to give it a go. We started at the cellar door. The wines didn't wow us, but we were looking forward to our lunch!
We couldn't fault the service. The bread with dukka & balsamic vinegar was a nice touch upon arrival. Between the two of us we ordered 2 entrees and 3 mains. Sadly every course was disappointing. The octopus terrine, was ice cold; octopus was not marinated, was not seasoned in any way, no sauce, totally devoid of any flavour. The beetroot on the plate was devoid of any flavour as well. My hubby ordered the venison. There were 4 small slices of the overcooked meat, 4 small pieces of cauliflower & a white sauce. The whole dish looked very boring to look at & upon tasting it, failed to entice. Then the mains arrived. I had the pork porchetta, hubby had the fish, and we ordered the spiced cauliflower as a side. My pork was dry, the fish was rubbery & the spiced cauliflower was overly baked and very salty. I felt like crying after the $200 bill. This is a lovely restaurant at a prime location. Please taste your own food & have a chat to the chef. We won't be back & cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone.

2  Thank Ilda B
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much for the amazing afternoon. The service, so friendly and helpful. An the food WOW OUTSTANDING. Could not fault a thing. A Great day out with a beautiful view. Will deffinatly be visiting again.

4  Thank ImoGia
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Every bite of food we had was DELICIOUS. Could not fault the service or food. We went as part of the MP EXPERIENCE and Max and and his staff were very gracious. Could not fault anything. Even bought some glasses

Thank you!

2  Thank Berne-Lee E
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