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 -

Herb Chicken Caesar Salad (GFO) (VO)
$18

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

Charcuterie Board for 2 (GFO)
$28

Casalingo salamis, shaved prosciutto, marinated bocconcini, olives, parmesan, rosemary crostini & tomato relish

Oysters (6)
$24

served Natural or Kilpatrick

Oysters (12)
$48

served Natural or Kilpatrick

Tempura king Prawns (GFO)
$16

ponzu dressing & fresh lime

Fresh Lakes Entrance Calamari fritti (GFO)
$18

herb aioli, lemon & wild rocket

Smoked jalapeño chilli Veal Meatballs (GF)
$18

Cacciatore pork sausage, pesto bruschetta & buffalo mozzarella

Pakora Spiced Zucchini Flowers (GF) (V)
$16

smoked harissa kasundi relish

The main attraction

Main Dishes

Tempura king Prawns (GFO)
$30

ponzu dressing & fresh lime

Fresh Lakes Entrance Calamari fritti (GFO)
$30

herb aioli, lemon & wild rocket

Smoked jalapeño chilli Veal Meatballs (GF)
$34

Cacciatore pork sausage, pesto bruschetta & buffalo mozzarella

Pakora Spiced Zucchini Flowers (GF) (V)
$28

smoked harissa kasundi relish

Slow braised Lamb Shank (GF)
$36

French green lentils, pork lardons, heirloom carrots & rosemary jus

Free range Pork Cutlet (GF)
$36

Tennessee Bourbon & Maple syrup glaze, celeriac & apple mint slaw

Ale Battered Rockling Fish Fillet & Crispy Chips (GFO)
$28

smashed buttered peas & tartare sauce

Tallarook Beef Ragù
$30

house made fried gnocchi, fresh basil & Grana Padana

Ratatouille Ragu (V)
$28

fried gnocchi, fresh basil & Grana Padana

Chargrilled Tallarook Rib Eye Steak (GF)
$49

Colcannon mash pepper jus, rocket & parmesan

Crabmeat Spaghettini (GFO)
$38

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

Sides

Creamy Colcannon mash (GF)
$9
Pear, rocket, gorgonzola, balsamic dressing (GF)
$9
Crispy Fries
$9

Kids

I Don’t Know
$10

pasta bolognese

I Don’t Care
$12

cheese burger & fries

Don’t Want That
$12

chicken & fries

Vanilla Ice-Cream, Fairy Floss, Sprinkles
$5

sweet and savoury

Dessert

Sticky Date & Pecan Pudding
$16

served with butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean ice cream

Spiced Plum & Rhubarb Crumble
$16

and house made brandy custard

Hot Cinnamon Sugared Churros
$16

with a warm chocolate ganache

Callebaut Chocolate Tart
$16

with hazelnut, Frangelico & double cream

Platter of 3 Artisan Cheeses for 2
$28

lavoche, quince paste, fresh pear & dried fruits

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

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