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Mt Duneed Estate

8.7/10
236
65 Pettavel Rd, 3216 Waurn Ponds (VIC)See map

Average price A$30

Restaurant Booking - Groups of 10 or more A$59

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MENU Restaurant Booking - Groups of 10 or more A$59

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Shared Main Course + Children's Main + Dessert (12yrs and under)

Restaurant menu

Chef Daniel Duve
  • Average price A$30
  • American express Welcome
Local Small Goods, Lartisan Cheese, Pickled Chilli, House Marinated Olives, Grapes, House Quince Paste
A$32
Baked Salmon Fillet, Saffron Aioli, Watercress, Dill, Peas
A$36
Char Grilled Eye Fillet, Corn And Jalapeño Salsa, Salsa Verde
A$38
Restaurant Booking - Groups of 10 or more A$59
This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Shared Main Course + Children's Main + Dessert (12yrs and under)

Dietary options

Gluten free, , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

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Share platter - Mt Duneed Estate, Waurn Ponds (VIC)

Reviews

8.7/10
Fabulous236 reviews
8.7/10

Food

8.8/10

Service

8.7/10

Ambience

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  • John R.
    John R.

    September 22, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    The service was very good, the staff were very accommodating

  • SUSAN B.
    SUSAN B.

    September 3, 20225 reviews

    8/10

    Good service, nice wine and yummy food.

  • Tracey C.
    Tracey C.

    August 20, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Exceptional food and service in a lovely setting. Share plates a very generous so also good value. Highly recommended. We will definitely return.

  • Jenny S.
    Jenny S.

    July 8, 20221 review

    3/10

    Food was cold, Braised beef had no flavour tasted like sticky clag. Octopus char grilled over cooked tough. Coffee cold and was served way before dessert arrived I think that was forgotten. We sat in a draft cold was happy to get home to a hot cuppa not a pleasant experience

  • Steven F.
    Steven F.

    July 3, 20221 review

    6/10

    This was my second time having lunch there and to be honest, I feel the the venue is very under staffed and the staff they do have need a-lot of training. The venue is stunning and the food was good. The acoustic music was loud and especially when you’re there to socialise with your guests. We had to talk loudly to hear each other talk. I would return, I’d hope in the future they

  • Clint W.
    Clint W.

    June 4, 20221 review

    5/10

    We got the Eggplant and Pork Arancini Balls. The Arancini was literally like eating cat food and the Eggplant serving we were told was HUGE but was quite small and didn't have much flavour at all. Served with plain rice.........A little steep for $32

  • Olivia D.

    February 19, 20221 review

    10/10

    The staff were so accommodating and friendly. The food was incredible, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you very much for helping make Our day amazing. We will be back for sure

    Mt Duneed Estate (Owner)

    Hi Olivia, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your day at Mt Duneed Estate! Can't wait to see you again soon!

  • Annie C.

    January 29, 20222 reviews

    6/10

    Was lovely venue, food was good but the service was only average, do understand the difficulty with staffing at present, so a bit hard to gauge if they were understaffed or just not good service. Had a speakers above us so it was difficult to hold a conversation with people at other end of table due to music volume, overall good experience

    Mt Duneed Estate (Owner)

    Hi Annie, Thank you for your feedback. We do have limited staffing at the moment and new staff that require more training. We appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback and we hope to improve on your next visit.

  • Vanessa V.

    December 5, 20211 review

    6/10

    We had a group of 10 people so we had to have the $59 per head option. I think value for money wasnt there and the food was a bit disappointing; cold, dry chicken and not enough entrees between us. Staff were however very friendly and accommodating. Great ambience outside, inside dining area is very large and dark. We had a great day all the same

  • Tess A.

    November 12, 20219 reviews

    9.5/10

    We had lunch with great food and service in the Barrel Room. To be honest, we missed the amazing views you enjoy from the front of the Estate, But, views aside, we enjoyed a fabulous Birthday celebration with our friends and look forward to coming back!

    Mt Duneed Estate (Owner)

    Thanks Tess for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your birthday celebration!

  • Leigh C.

    October 30, 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful dining area and catered exceptionally well for my gluten free diet. Thanks for a lovely experience.

  • Andrea E.

    October 24, 20211 review

    10/10

    We enjoyed our lunch at Mount Duneed estate today. The staff were welcoming and attentive. The food was beautifully presented, great flavour profiles and plentiful. Would highly recommend this experience.

    Mt Duneed Estate (Owner)

    Thanks Andrea for your amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and your day out!

  • Max W.

    October 8, 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Wonderful dinner at an amazing place. Food was excellent and the wait was minimal. Definitely going again

    Mt Duneed Estate (Owner)

    Thanks so much for your review Max!

  • Robin H.

    August 1, 20212 reviews

    5.5/10

    Some of our party arrived about 15 min early and were asked to wait as the area was at Covid capacity - not a problem, but no offer of a drink while waiting - service was adequate but not attentive - food also was adequate but not outstanding - many changes from the printed menu without any consultation, and items advertised on shared platters missing but produced when queried- ambience was as good as you could get in a big open hall, but an enjoyable afternoon nonetheless!

  • Carly B.

    August 1, 20211 review

    4/10

    Service was slow, wasn’t told there was a 2 hour window. Asked if we wanted coffee, placed order and then waitress came back and said they couldn’t serve us coffee anymore and our seating was over, without warning and still had a glass full of Pinot noir. Drove all the way out from Melbourne. Served champagne in a chipped champagne glass, when I told the waitress I didn’t get an apology. Very underwhelmed for my 40th birthday lunch.

  • Tracey O.

    August 1, 20211 review

    8/10

    Would love to see less cheese on the zucchini pizza. Other than that, delicious food and great service. ..................................

  • Christine E.

    August 1, 20212 reviews

    3.5/10

    The restaurant was dark and cold and the seats were cold. The others on our table received their meals however, mine arrived a good 5-7 minutes later. The food was very average. I had the lamb sliders and when it arrived the chips were luke warm leaning towards the cold side. The dishes were below average and not worth the value. Would not recommend this restaurant.

  • Lisa P.
    Lisa P.

    July 31, 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Great afternoon outing. Highly recommend

  • Kate K.

    July 31, 20211 review

    4.5/10

    A bit crowded with not a great choice of food - perhaps choose a smaller winery? Kitchen closed an hour after our booking and tired staff turned on the lights to give us the message to leave

  • Emily T.

    July 31, 20211 review

    10/10

    Had a lovely time at Mt Duneed Estate celebrating my 60th bday with friends. Food was great and service excellent! Had the Geelong Chardonnay and yummy! Definitely coming back!

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Opening time

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

65 Pettavel Rd, 3216, Waurn Ponds (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Accessible via taxi, Uber. A short taxi or Uber ride from the Waurn Ponds train station.

Directions to get there

Accessible from the M1 Ring Road. A 15 minute drive from Geelong or Torquay. Just over one hour from Melbourne CBD

Yes, free parking onsite

About the restaurant

Barrel Hall Cafe

Break away from your busy city life and make the trip to Mt Duneed Estate. A short twenty minute drive from Geelong, you'll feel like you've teleported to another world. Barrel Hall Cafe is the Estate's rustic cafe, set amongst the wine tanks and old barrels.

With a menu offering tapas, delicious platters of local produce, and gourmet pizzas, there's something to keep everyone happy. One bite of the slow cooked lamb pizza, and you'll be smiling for days.

Best dish: Slow cooked lamb shoulder pizza with cherry tomatoes and olive tapenade.

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