"An Australian icon where the beautiful rhythm of life
is emphasised and honoured."
— Luxury Travel Magazine
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Book our exclusive Mother’s Day overnight getaway and we’ll return her feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and pampered.
✦ Overnight accommodation
✦ Country-style breakfast
✦ A four-course Mother’s Day lunch or dinner
✦ Late check-out of 12pm
✦ A ½ bottle of Champagne
✦ A 64-piece selection of chocolates
✦ A $100 credit
✦ And many more indulgences
Starting from $663 pp
Lake House Restaurant
Two Chefs Hats
The Lake House Restaurant is open for lunch Friday - Monday & dinner 7 days.
Reservations are essential.
$210 pp - multi course a la carte menu.
Additional services are available over the Christmas and New Year period
Lunch - Thursday - Tuesday ( closed Wednesdays)
Dinner - 7 Days
“Lake House is the success story of regional dining that everyone looks to for inspiration.”
Gourmet Traveller Magazine
Lake House is located on the shores of lake Daylesford within 6 acres of country gardens that also house the iconic hotel and spa.
The dining room holds 2 Chefs Hats from the national Good Food Guide and multiple awards for it’s cellar and service.
A team passionate about hospitality delivers beautiful, modern, seasonal food matched with wines from one of Australia’s best wine lists. Under the direction of Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM, the kitchen work with great Australian produce including a raft of excellent small scale local suppliers and growers and their own Dairy Flat Farm. The latter with almost 40 acres is located within 10 minutes of the flagship restaurant and includes 5 acres of productive vegetable gardens (where produce is handpicked for morning deliveries) olive grove, heirloom orchard, vineyard and a bake house specializing in slow fermented sourdough for Lake House guests.
The restaurant offers magnificent views through wonderfully large windows to the treetops and shores of the lake. Large expanses of outdoor deck also offer the opportunity for aperitif with beautiful views.
Guests enjoying drinks at dusk will likely witness the daily ritual of the resident kookaburra family flying in to be fed and the flocks of cockatoos circling the 40 year old gums, silver birch and poplars looking for their evening perch.
Regular guests will tell you of their favourite season and of memorable dishes. Perhaps the butter poached pheasant with chestnuts and Farrow in Autumn, the spring lamb with asparagus and morels. The duck with orange braised witlof; the golden roasted free range chicken of summer with corn and yabbies, or the truffled Pecorino tart with artichokes Barigoule, eel, Murray Cod and trout; rabbit and hare, speak of local waterways and fields.
Wild damsons, Winter Nealis pears, quinces and yellow crab apples feature in fabulous desserts and, in time honoured country fashion, are also made into delicious preserves for enhancing leaner seasons. Each seasonal menu takes you on a trip down country lanes, through the orchards and across the farm paddocks of the region.
“the Lake House is the Wolf-Taskers’ enduring masterpiece that spearheaded the farm-to-table movement several decades ago, and which continues to assert its dominance in an ever-expanding landscape of regional fine diners.” Time Out Melbourne
Menus are generally altered twice each season, according to best available produce. These changes generally follow the seasonal calendar, although Mother Nature, marching entirely to her own drum frequently throws some surprises at us.
As part of our policy of developing a direct relationship with our growers and producers – much of the produce used at Lake House is sourced from nearby including from our own Dairy Flat Farm.
Enjoy a four-course a la carte lunch or dinner in the award-winning Lake House restaurant for two.
In this book, Alla Wolf-Tasker shares her love for the region and Lake House, her admiration for great producers both local and across Australia, with wonderful recipes, captivating stories and magnificent imagery.
The Good Food Guide
Luxury Travel Gold List
The Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide
The Australian Wine List of the Year Awards
“…a masterclass in how to do it right.”
“The wine list is stunning, fresh and handled with the right balance of deference and friendliness. In all, a remarkable example of talent and determination”.
“After 35 years, Alla Wolf-Tasker’s regionally focused restaurant remains one of the best in Australia, a masterclass in precise cooking and top-quality ingredients”.
“Forager’s Feast. Already famed for its two-hatted restaurant and luxe accommodation, Lake House is fast becoming known for its cooking school where the focus is on foraging and local produce.”
“This impressive collection is utterly mesmerising. Select one of the many excellent local wines, to give you a regional flavour. Or choose from the enlightened selection of Australia and New Zealand’s Best. On a global front, the range is nothing short of outstanding, including a heady collection of Burgundy, grower Champagne and Italian reds.”
“…it offers guests much more than just a superb meal. With 33 sleek rooms and suites set in about 2.5 hectares of garden extending down to the waters of Lake Daylesford, as well as a spa nestled among the treetops, the entire resort is enveloped in a tranquil, welcoming ambiance that has enchanted visitors from around the world.”
All reservations require a credit card number to secure the booking. No deposit is taken, however, a cancellation policy does apply. Click here to view our cancellation policy.
Children at Lake House
In the Lake House restaurant, we try to accommodate children where possible. Special menus are designed for our younger clientele in mind should they not wish to try the a la carte menus. Families, please note that premium evening sittings in the restaurant over weekends are fixed price of $210 per person. If you are travelling with children, there are several options if you wish to avoid this per person price for young ones. Children’s Menus are offered at lunch or in the evening delivered to the comfort of your room. Babysitters can, of course, be arranged with notice.
When dining in the restaurant we ask patrons to remember that waiters are working with hot food & liquid and we require all children to remain seated throughout the meal.
A Note on Allergies
Lake House makes every effort to do what’s possible to accommodate guests with food allergies. However, please note, flour, dairy, fructose, onion, garlic, and other similar traditional cooking ingredients are routinely used in our kitchen as part of our normal daily preparation. As a result, a complete lack of any trace of any of these routine ingredients cannot be guaranteed.
Further, given the nature and complexity of our dishes, not all ‘diet’ preferences & intolerances can be accommodated. Vegetarian dishes and those that can be modified to be gluten-free (note traces may still occur) are noted on our menus. We also offer a specifically designed vegetarian menu for your enjoyment.
Parking at Lake House
We offer free car parking in our public car park. Vehicles are left at guests’ own risk.
Credit Card Surcharges
Visa & Mastercard 1%, Amex & Diners Club 1.75%. No surcharge for EFTPOS.