Dining

Bon Appétit

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.

High Tea

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.   

Pallet Picnics

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 -

Tasmanian Oysters – Pipe Clay Lagoon (6)
$26

served Natural or Kilpatrick

Tasmanian Oysters – Pipe Clay Lagoon (12)
$48

served Natural or Kilpatrick

Charcuterie Board for 2 (GFO)
$34

Casalingo salamis, shaved prosciutto, truffled duck parfait, marinated mixed olives, Grana Padano, relish, grissini & crostini

Platter of Artisan Cheese for 2 (GFO)
$32

Double Brie ~ Aged Local Cheddar ~ Gorgonzola dolce latte  w/ fresh pear, dried fruits & condiments

Herb Poached Chicken Caesar Salad (GFO) (DFO)
$22

baby cos, slow poached farm egg, croutons, crispy bacon and parmesan

Warm Roasted Butternut Salad (V) (DF)
$20

heirloom beetroot, rainbow chard, kale & shaved vegan cheese with roasted butternut, rocket, radicchio & pepita

Vegan Gnocchi Ratatouille (V) (DF) (GFO)
$22

Ratatouille of vegetables, rocket & fresh basil, shaved vegan cheese

Fresh Lakes Entrance Calamari fritti (GFO) (NF)
$18

“Fritti Misto“ w/ crispy king prawns, wild rocket, lemon & herb aioli

Tamari Glazed Crispy Boneless Duck (NF) (DF) (GF)
$22

w/ pickled plum, pomegranate & ruby grapefruit w/ red shiso Asian slaw

Seared Vegan Chimichurri Gnocchi (V) (DF) (NF)
$22

lemon zest, kale, asparagus, edamame beans, heirloom carrots & cherry tomato

The main attraction

Main Dishes

Warm Roasted Butternut Salad (V) (DF)
$30

heirloom beetroot, rainbow chard, kale & shaved vegan cheese with roasted butternut, rocket, radicchio & pepita

Vegan Gnocchi Ratatouille (V) (DF) (GFO)
$34

Ratatouille of vegetables, rocket & fresh basil, shaved vegan cheese

Fried Lakes Entrance Calamari (GFO) (NF)
$34

“Fritti Misto“ w/ crispy king prawns, wild rocket, lemon & herb aioli

Tamari Glazed Crispy Boneless Duck (NF) (DF) (GF)
$38

w/ pickled plum, pomegranate & ruby grapefruit w/ red shiso Asian slaw

Seared Vegan Chimichurri Gnocchi (V) (DF) (NF)
$34

lemon zest, kale, asparagus, edamame beans, heirloom carrots & cherry tomato

Warm Chicken Salad (NFO) (VO) (DFO)
$34

prosciutto wrapped & filled breast of chicken, heirloom beetroot, rainbow chard, kale & goat’s cheese w/ roasted butternut, & candied walnuts

Tallarook Beef Ragu (NF) (DFO)
$32

fried house made gnocchi basil & grana padano

Crabmeat Spaghettini (GFO) (NF)
$39

sea scallops, king prawns, mussels, Yarra Valley salmon roe, lemon & dill

Yakizakana Tuna Steak – Grilled Rare (GF) (NF) (DF)
$39

w/ charred galangal & yuzu purée, pickled cucumber & sour glass noodle salad, wakame & flying fish roe

Seared Premium Black Angus Eye Fillet (GF) (NF)
$59

roasted beetroot purée, creamed horseradish, crisp parsnip, shiraz shallots & truffled conchiglie

Chargrilled Prime Grass-Fed Sirloin (GF) (NF)
$38

colcannon potato mash, pepper jus, rocket & parmesan

Roasted Free Range Pork Loin (GF) (NF)
$39

fried sage & fennel gnocchi, w/ creamed pea Jerusalem artichoke,  spiced butter roasted apples & blackberry compote

Slow Braised Lamb Shank (GF) (NF) (DF)
$38

piperade of vegetables, eggplant ganoush & harrisa jus

Sides

Crispy fries w/ side of ketchup
$11
Garlic & herb roasted smokey butternut & sweet potato w/ winter greens (GF)
$11
Radicchio, rocket, pear, Gorgonzola dolce latte & balsamic vinaigrette (GF)(VGO)
$11
Creamy colcannon potato mash (GF)
$11

Kids

I Don’t Know
$10

pasta bolognese

I Don’t Care
$12

cheese burger & fries

I Don’t Want That
$12

chicken & fries

Yes, Please!
$5

Icecream, fairy-floss & sprinkles

sweet and savoury

Dessert

Sticky Fig & Pecan Pudding
$16

served with butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean ice cream

Spiced Plum & Rhubarb Crumble (GF)(VGO)
$16

and homemade brandy custard

Callebaut Chocolate Tart
$16

with hazelnut, frangelico & double cream

Hot Cinnamon Sugared Churros
$16

with a warm chocolate ganache

Platter of Artisan Cheese for 2 (GFO)
$32

Double Brie ~ Aged Local Cheddar ~ Gorgonzola  w/ fresh pear, dried fruits & condiments

Affogato
$15

espresso coffee served over ice cream with a shot of liqueur Kahlua, Frangelico or Cointreau

Devonshire Tea

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 (including a glass of Prosecco)
$26

per person

GF = Gluten Free; GFO = Gluten Free Option; NF = Nut Free
V = Vegetarian; VO = Vegetarian Option; VG = Vegan; VGO = Vegan Option

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