Our COVID-19 Update
So, our lovely Melbournian friends are in lock-down for a little while longer, but our special country folk may like to come and visit us for dinner or lunch!
👉 We’re opened for Friday night for dinner & Saturday, lunch & dinner. Sunday lunch.
Let our *new* head chef cook you up a storm.
Give us a call to book –
⭐️ Phone: 03 5784 9280
Dips & Charred Pita (Vegan, GFO)
Hass avocado guacamole, roasted beetroot, hummus $14
Pakora Spiced Vegetables (GF, Vegan)
stuffed zucchini flower and cauliflower fritters
with smoked harissa kasundi relish $14
Tempura King Prawns
with ponzu dressing and fresh lime $16
Warm Thai Spiced Pork Fillet Salad
with chilli soy glaze and crispy shallots $15
House – smoked Tasmanian Ocean Trout (GF)
herb mayonnaise, capers, wild rocket and spring leaves $16
Crispy Japanese Karaage Chicken
with wasabi mayonnaise and pickled ginger $16
Parfait of Duck Livers
with house-made brioche, Rutherglen Muscat,
and blood orange relish $16
For Groups of 4 or more
The Flowerdale Estate Shared Platter
Tempura Prawns – Dips & Pita – Pakora Vegetable Fritters – Parfait Duck
$15 per guest
Request any of our entrées as a main course
GF = Gluten Free; GFO = Gluten Free Option
V = Vegetarian; VGO = Vegan Option
The Main Dish
Ratatouille of Spring Vegetables (V, VGO)
filled roasted eggplant and toasted pangrattato $24
King prawns, Port Arlington mussels, Rockling & Ocean trout with chilli, fresh parsley & citrus crumb $30
Slow Braised Rich Beef Ragù
with pan-fried house made gnocchi, fresh basil & Grana Padano $27
Victorian Ale Battered Rockling Fish and Fries
with smashed buttered peas & tartare sauce $26
Crisp Skin Barramundi Fillet (GF)
with steamed asparagus, shaved fennel, rocket salad with saffron,
tomato and basil vinaigrette $28
Pink Roasted Beef Rib (GF)
rib eye of Atriem Farm, Tallarook, grass fed Murray Grey beef with béarnaise sauce & shoestring fries $40
Pink Roasted Beef Rib (GF)
rib eye of Atriem Farm, Tallarook, grass fed Murray Grey beef
with béarnaise sauce & shoestring fries $40
Side Dishes – $9
Mixed Leaves with house dressing
Rocket, Pear & Parmesan with balsamic dressing
Steamed Green Beans & broccolini
Desserts – $14
Hot Cinnamon Sugared Churros
with warm hazelnut chocolate fondant
Ooozing Callebaut Chocolate Lava Cake
with house churned vanilla gelato
with Masala and candy floss
with double cream, fresh fruits and a berry glaze
Platter of Artisan Cheeses to share
lavoche, quince paste, fresh pear & dried fruits $28
Lemonade Scones served with house made Apple Berry jam and freshly whipped cream
Loose Leaf Tea or Espresso Coffee included
Traditional : $15 per Person
Royale : $26 per Person including a glass of Sparkling Wine
I Don’t Know $12
Ham & Cheese Toasties & Fries
I Don’t Care $12
Cheeseburger & Fries
I Don’t Want That $10
Pasta Bolognese, Stretchy Cheese
I’m Not Hungry $8
Banana Split, Whipped Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, Sprinkles
Vanilla Ice-cream, Topping, Sprinkles $5
Some of you might already know, we have an amazing new Executive Head Chef at Flowerdale Estate.
Jonathan Alston is a Michelin star trained chef, and has previously worked with Marco Pierre (name drop!).
Jonathan works with local, fresh produce including food he grows on his own farm. We were extremely excited to snap Jonathan up to join the team. A wonderful positive in such a difficult time during COVID.
We can’t wait for you all to experience is yummy culinary creations!
Jonathan cooking up a storm on Channel 10 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3vSnhp6I98
Flowerdale Estate is a unique & rustic property amongst the hills.
We’re a historic venue that can cater for your next conference or outdoor garden wedding. We also have weekend dinner in our restaurant, bed & breakfast accommodation or Sunday High Tea.
Flowerdale Estate is Between the Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges in Central Victoria
Flowerdale Estate is between the Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges in central Victoria. We’re just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and only 40 minutes from the Yarra Valley. We’re the perfect Yarra Valley garden wedding venue, conference venue and country bed & breakfast retreat. We have onsite wedding accommodation to cater for your family and friends.
Founded in 1893, Flowerdale Estate is a family-owned luxury boutique wedding and conference venue filled with character and rustic charm. ANZ bank developed this magnificent homestead into an executive training facility and luxury retreat that stands today as one of Victoria’s finest business and training centres. Flowerdale Estate is on the Heritage List, Page 41.
Unique Wedding Venue
A stunning unique wedding venue that caters for small to medium-sized weddings. We invite you to visit the property to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and breathtaking views. We also have some cheeky resident farm animals that love to join in on the fun!
Unique & Rustic Property
Choose Your Ceremony Location. We have multiple rustic and romantic wedding ceremony and reception areas at our Victorian estate. We’re surrounded by beautiful gardens, bush-land, and picturesque views. Flowerdale Estate offers a unique country experience in the heart of central Victoria. We specialise in country wedding venues that exceed our guest’s expectations. We’re a unique, rustic wedding location that is full of beauty and of course, love.
Conference Venue Victoria
Our conference facilities include meeting rooms and breakout spaces with immense natural light. There are separate areas for breaks and activities. We offer comfortable accommodation in either single or twin occupancy. Conference packages include all catering breaks and exclusive use of our grounds for the duration of your conference retreat. We’re the perfect Melbourne conference getaway for team-building, workshops, and events.
Modern Australian Restaurant
Gracies Restaurant offers a spectacular dining experience. Showcasing the finest produce sourced from the local Kilmore, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley region. Our restaurant is set in a traditional Australian homestead, which seats up to 50 guests.
Private dining spaces are also available with the North Lawn and Mackenzie Room. Which provides the perfect setting for your larger event, conference or rustic outdoor garden wedding. We serve an A La Carte seasonal menu and Gracies Restaurant is also open for a weekend light lunch and Sunday High Tea. We also cater for specific dietary requirements.
Wedding Venue with Accommodation
The luxury onsite accommodation boasts modern facilities with a country, rustic feel. Perfect for wedding guest accommodation or a romantic weekend getaway. Wake up each morning to a delicious country breakfast and spend the day enjoying the many facilities the estate has on offer.
We’re a wedding venue with accommodation, so no need to leave our premises after you’ve finished dancing the night away!
View Lachlan & Jaclyn’s wedding here.
Flowerdale Estate specialises in tailoring unique garden weddings, conferences and events to your individual requirements. All events are catered for with the same local produce from renowned Gracies Restaurant with your choice of packages and menu combinations.
We have the ability to accommodate any size group for your; event, conference or rustic Yarra Valley wedding; there’s no better place to celebrate than with us, at Flowerdale Estate.
- Boutique country experience just 40minutes from the beautiful Yarra Valley & 1 hour from the Macedon Ranges
- Multiple wedding ceremony and reception areas to choose from across our estate.
- Rustic event and dining rooms with stunning surrounding views of bush, hills and our lovely farm animals
- Exclusive use of the venue’s facilities to offer you and your guests’ special attention
- A comprehensive range of recreational facilities including tennis, garden games, and undercover swimming pool
- All-inclusive wedding packages with ceremony, reception, and accommodation in a beautiful country garden setting
- Whilst we’re not a winery estate, we do however offer a range of wine, beer, and spirits to match your taste-buds
- A stunning choice of venue if you’re planning to get married in the heart of Victoria
We look forward to welcoming you to Flowerdale Estate to view our magnificent property. From the moment you drive in you will be captivated by the picturesque surrounds and rolling hills. Flowerdale Estate is the perfect location for your beautiful country event, conference, unique outdoor wedding or bed & breakfast package.
Flowerdale Estate History
When the original homestead was built, it took almost 3 years. The King Parrot Creek runs through the Estate which prompted one of the first squatters in the area, Robert Farquhar McKenzie, to establish a 10,000-acre sheep run in 1838.
To help put this in perspective; Melbourne was first settled by John Batman in 1835!
The 2 room stone cottage still stands today and is a popular private dining room due to its character and ambiance. The property was purchased by the ANZ Bank in 1989 from the Tehan family who had held it for more than 50 years.
The bank developed this magnificent homestead into an executive training facility and luxury retreat that stands today as one of Victoria’s finest business and training centres.
Flowerdale Estate Today
Today Flowerdale Estate is a family-owned and operated business.
With many years of experience in the service and hospitality industry, and surrounded by our team of professional and dedicated staff, our aim is to make every part of your stay with us a most enjoyable and successful one.
The 130 acres surrounding Flowerdale Estate is still being farmed, with a strong commitment to conservation and regeneration of the native environment.
Furthermore, a particular focus is for the future will be on the re-vegetation of the magical King Parrot Creek.