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“Disappointed, little vegetarian, nothing special”

The Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Wahgunyah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 50
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Terrace Restaurant is adjacent to the All Saints Estate cellar door and overlooks sweeping lawns to the vineyards beyond. No wonder it is North East Victoria's favorite dining experience! Here you can sample award-winning wines and discover divine local produce in our seasonal menu created by Head Chef Simon Arkless. Awarded one hat by The Age Good Food Guide 2014, 2015 & 2016 and Top 100 Australian Restaurants Gourmet Traveller 2015 & 2016.
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We travelled from Beechworth to try The Terrace because of its hat rating. It's not far but we would have done better to stay in Beechworth. The service was slow, the flatware scratched and unpolished, the glasses were typical of a bistro - these things all matter and add to the experience of fine dining, which this wasn't. We were kept waiting at the door for a minute or two while three staff muddled about. It's a problem having to use the bathroom in winter when it obviously rains, as you have to go through the tasting room, out the front, around the side, to the bathroom. Umbrellas should be provided given that the bathroom is outside. The bin in the bathroom was broken so paper towels and a piece of the bin itself were scattered on the floor. The food was okay, however, despite having booked several weeks ago and letting the restaurant know that we were both vegetarian there was only one vegetarian option for the main course and I don't think there were any for entree. Some chefs don't like to cook vegetarian and we understand that, but they usually let us know at booking so we can change our plans. We have visited many hatted restaurants around Victoria and this didn't seem to share any elements with the others.

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Thank Clarice E
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AllSaintsEstate, Owner at The Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Clarice, We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at Terrace Restaurant. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality experience across all aspects of the business. The restaurant is within the historical castle building so the layout and location of the bathroom although accessible, is tricky. Your suggestion of umbrellas is a great one so we will implement this thankyou. The bathrooms are serviced daily and we are sorry this did not appear so on your visit - we will follow this up with the team. We are also sorry you feel you weren't accommodated with your dietary requirements. We agree, if you told us at the time of booking you were vegetarian we should have been better prepared, but it would have been good if you told us you were unhappy on the day as the chef would have been very happy to accommodate you. We do hope you return someday, Best Wishes, Eliza, Angela and Nick

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and service at the Terrace. I had the char grill angus beef with potato gratin and my fiance had the porcini risotto. We both really enjoyed our meals. The staff were friendly. The atmosphere at this establishment is also nice, overlooking a duck pond.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The food at theAll Saints Winery is to die for and the winery is great to have a wonder and a taste test of the wine

Thank Sonsi S
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had booked for for 7 for a 1pm lunch. Arrived a few minutes early to do some wine tasting in order to select wine to have with lunch. Our first surprise that left us speechless was when told we could not take any wine we bought at the tasting counter the 20 steps or so into the restaurant. Naturally, the same wines were available but at substantially higher prices (must be the freight costs!) than the already relatively high prices compared to the other wineries we had visited. Our next surprise came while we waited, and waited, and waited for our food. Considering the restaurant was less than half full, there were 3 staff/chefs in the kitchen and ample wait staff, it was over an hour before the entrees were served and after waiting another half hour, we then had to ask for the mains to be brought as soon as possible in order to make our next stop. The food was quite good, but not worth the prices we paid. I would not recommend this place, there are far more affordable places in/around Rutherglen with far better service.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed lunch at The Terrace previously , however I believe that Simon has taken this Restaurant to another level. The food was outstanding, interesting combinations of flavors magnificently presented. We have been fortunate to have dined at Michelin star Restaurants in Europe including Osteria Francescana, I believe Massimo would be impressed. The matched wines were excellent and complemented the food perfectly. The service was also exceptional with both good knowledge of the food and wine. All in all an exceptional experience well worth the 400 km round trip. We will be back but next time with friends

Thank PeterHann
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