Dine with us at Gracie’s Restaurant located within our historic 1842 homestead or on those balmy days and nights perhaps you would prefer to enjoy our outdoor deck.
Either way you will be looking out on to some picturesque scenery during the day and spectacular starry skies at night whilst dining out on culinary delights.
Our Director of Food, Jonathan Alston and his kitchen team will present you with a delicious seasonal menu spotlighting regional produce. Jonathan’s international experience extends to two 3-Star Michelin awarded restaurants including Marco Pierre White’s famed restaurant. Together with his kitchen team, he brings a culinary flair to your dining experience at Gracie’s Restaurant.
We also have private dining spaces available for intimate gatherings and large get-togethers.
About Our Director Of Food
Jonathan honed his culinary skills on the international food scene, working for Marco Pierre White at The Restaurant (UK) and Michel Guerard at Les Pres D’Eugenie (FR). Both establishments are 3 Michelin Star awarded restaurants.
On his return from Europe, Jonathan was approached to be Executive Chef of the iconic restaurant, the Stokehouse. In his first year at the helm, the Stokehouse was awarded two Chefs Hats by The Age Good Food Guide, an unprecedented achievement in the restaurant’s decade long history. He later took up the Executive Chef position at Baby for The Lucas Group to rave reviews. Italy 1 and Scusami Italian Restaurant are other notable Melbourne restaurants that Jonathan has headed.
Now a Tallarook local, Jonathan works with local producers at every opportunity. His menus are driven by in season produce, some of which are grown on his nearby farm.
On selected Sundays throughout the year, Flowerdale Estate hosts a sumptuous High Tea. Three tiers of exquisite sweet and savoury sensations, each of which are lovingly made inhouse by our chefs, await you.
Delight in everything that has made high tea a much-loved tradition – ribbon sandwiches, bite sized sausage rolls and other savoury morsels, petite desserts and of course, scones, jam and cream. Choose from a selection of organic teas and herbal infusions or enjoy bubbles and pimms and lemonade for an exquisitely regal touch.
Our whimsical pallet picnics are perfect for bringing a little magic to your bridal or baby shower, birthday or “just because” event. Set privately amongst the rolling hills of our picturesque gardens, your guests will enjoy a perfectly curated grazing menu whilst sipping away on a beverage of your choosing.
From corporate wellness retreats, product launches and new motor vehicle showcases to sunrise yoga, milestone celebrations and pallet picnics under the shade of a beautiful gum tree, our team collaborate and create unforgettable experiences for you.
Open air cinema under a country moon, a mad hatter’s kids high tea that has little faces smiling wider than the Cheshire Cat himself, live bands on the lawn and specially themed dining for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other festive occasions are some of the regular, eagerly anticipated events on the Flowerdale Estate calendar.
- Our Menu -
The main attraction
sweet and savoury
Lemonade Scones served with house made apple berry jam and freshly whipped cream. Loose leaf tea or espresso coffee included
GF = Gluten Free; GFO = Gluten Free Option; NF = Nut Free
V = Vegetarian; VO = Vegetarian Option; VG = Vegan; VGO = Vegan Option
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Meet the farmers, growers and makers of our local community that help to bring that special ‘something’ to Flowerdale Estate.
Atriem Farm - Tallarook
Stephan Koch of Atriem Farm in Tallarook has gone to great lengths and is passionate about producing high performing Murray Grey cattle for the commercial beef industry. His emphasis is on fertility, carcase quality and temperament.