Gracie’s Restaurant

Dine With Us

Gracie’s Restaurant, residing within Flowerdale Estate’s historic 1842 homestead, is a regional food lover’s destination.

Premium, seasonally led regional produce delivers clean flavours and mouth-watering dishes, lovingly prepared by Michelin-Star experienced Executive Chef Dominic Grundy and his team of chefs.

The rustic 60-seat restaurant, private dining spaces and open-air deck offer picturesque country views by day and spectacular starry skies at night.

Whether you’re staying for the weekend, day tripping through the Yarra Valley, or heading to the snowfields, Gracie’s Restaurant is an essential culinary treat for foodies and nature lovers alike.

About Our Executive Chef

“My food philosophy is to create seasonally led dishes with simple, bold flavours.” Dominic Grundy

Flowerdale Estate’s Executive Chef, Dominic Grundy was classically trained under Chef Patron Michel Roux Jr. at the iconic Le Gavroche Restaurant. The first UK restaurant to achieve three Michelin stars, Le Gavroche has been at the forefront of the UK fine dining scene since it opened in Mayfair, London in 1967.

Dominic has also worked with celebrated chefs Paul Heathcote and James Holah at the Michelin-starred Longridge Restaurant, and Paul Kitching at Juniper in Manchester. Dominic’s extensive culinary career has seen him lead fine dining establishments from England to Western Australia.

High Tea

On selected Sundays throughout the year, Flowerdale Estate hosts a heavenly High Tea featuring all the deliciousness and decadence that this much-loved tradition demands.

Languish in an afternoon of traditional delights with three tiers of exquisite sweet and savoury sensations, lovingly prepared by our passionate chefs.

Savour delicate ribbon sandwiches, bite sized sausage rolls and savoury morsels, along with petite desserts and of course, traditional country scones with jam and cream.

Choose from a selection of organic teas and herbal infusions or treat yourself with a glass of Prosecco or a long Pimm’s and lemonade for a regal high tea experience.

Pallet Picnics

Our whimsical pallet picnics bring a little magic to your bridal or baby shower, birthday or ‘just because’ event.

Set privately among the rolling hills and picturesque gardens, your guests will enjoy a perfectly curated grazing menu while sipping away on your favourite cool beverage of choice.


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. 

Flowerdale Special Events

- Our Dinner Menu -

Braised Lamb Shoulder Ragu (DF)

w/ panko crumb, harissa, mint, red cabbage

Confit Chicken Terrine

w/ mushroom duxelles, tarragon & garlic milk bread

Prawn & Miso Broth (GF) (DF)

w/ mange tout, ginger, rice noodle, coriander

Cured Ocean Trout

w/ buttermilk, apple, cucumber, dill, poppy seed

Chargrilled Leek (VE) (GF)

w/ whipped tofu, pistachio, Romanesco sauce

The main attraction

Main Dishes

Limestone Pork Belly (GF)

w/ roast carrot, carrot & hazelnut tapenade, creamed potato, chorizo

Duck Leg (GF) (DF)

w/ honey, thyme, lavender, puffed rice, sautéed spinach, duck sauce

Tallarook Braised Beef Short Rib (GF)

w/ crushed cauliflower, Gippsland cheddar, mustard

Humpty Doo Barramundi (GF)

w/ broccoli puree, potato, confit shallot, chive & caviar sauce

Beetroot Pithivier (V)

w/ horseradish, whipped goat cheese, parsley & shallot salad

Cauliflower Steak (VE) (GF)

w/ katsu sauce, toasted coconut, pickled raisins, carrot, coriander


Rosemary sea salt fries
Roast sweet potato & squash, broccolini
Cauliflower & parmesan cheese
Pear, walnut & blue cheese salad
Dressed iceberg lettuce, parmesan, Cesar dressing

To Share

Cheese Board

Double Brie - Aged Local Cheddar - Gorgonzola dolce latte,  fresh pear, dried fruits, condiments

Devonshire Tea

Lemonade Scones served with house made apple berry jam and freshly whipped cream. Loose Leaf Tea or Espresso Coffee included

Charcuterie Board for 2 (GFO)

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


I Don’t Know

pasta bolognese

I Don’t Care

cheese burger & fries

I Don’t Want That

chicken & fries

Yes, Please!

Icecream, fairy-floss & sprinkles

sweet and savoury


Treacle & Lemon Tart

w/ whipped mascarpone cream, confit lemon

Dark Chocolate Mousse

w/ salted caramel, popcorn, brownie pieces

Winter Berry Cheesecake

w/ berry sorbet, crumble

White Chocolate Lamington

w/ strawberry jam, Italian meringue, Grand Marnier liqueur


w/ almond & cherry biscuit, espresso coffee

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

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Reserve a table at our restaurant

Meet the farmers, growers and makers of our local community that help to bring that special ‘something’ to Flowerdale Estate.

Producer Profiles

📸 Joely Mitchell
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.