The Lake House Restaurant, Daylesford

Lake House Restaurant is a luxurious daylesford destination. It has been awarded two chefs hats from the National Good Food Guide since its launch decades ago, and has become an iconic Daylesford destination in the process.

Lake House Restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Daylesford and is an award winning restaurant with two chefs hats from the National Good Food Guide. The menu reflects the seasons and much of their produce comes from their own 38 acre, Dairy Flat Farm.

The Lake House Restaurant hosts and Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM, who strongly believes in supporting local growers and suppliers to create the best in locally sourced food. Everything about her vision for the Lake House is about complete dedication to creating a five star dining experience for all customers who visit this iconic Daylesford destination.

The restaurant offers an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner as well as a degustation menu at lunch time only. This restaurant also features an extensive wine list to choose from.

The Lake House Restaurant Daylesford, offers a menu that focuses on farm to table produce and will surely impress. The restaurant is renowned for it’s magnificent views and spectacular outdoor deck.

Lunch is available from Friday to Monday, dinner seven days a week. Reservations are strictly necessary and can be made via the online portal on their website. The restaurant books out early, so get in quick or go on the waitlist.

Menu is $185 per person for a 4 course a la carte menu

Private Dining

The Lake House Restaurant offers multiple private dining opportunities for large groups.

The Cellar is a private dining room with a wine cellar that houses up to 10,000 bottles from the restaurant’s extensive wine list. It seats up to 14 people.

The Waterfront Pavilion overlooks the lagoon and can seat up to 40 people. The Terrace room has a private bar and fireplace, and can seat between 40 and 150 people.

Hotel Accommodation

The Lake House is the most luxurious hotel in Daylesford, and for good reason. If you’re looking for the perfect place to relax and unwind, you’ve found it!

The Lake House offers luxurious accommodation with a stunning pool overlooking the lake. You’ll be transported to another world—the world of your dreams. One of the quickest way to score yourself a reservation at The Lake House Restaurant, is booking yourself into the hotel as all rates and packages include a four course a la carte dinner at The Lake House Restaurant.

Room Types

The hotel offers two types of studios, Lodge Studios and Waterfront Pool Studios, three type of suites, Lodge Suites, Waterfront Suites and The Sutton Suite as well as seperate accommodation at The Retreat.

The majority of the rooms that are on offer are in the “lodge” or “waterfront” categories and the major difference is the location of the room. As the name suggests, all waterfront rooms are located overlooking Lake Daylesford  and offer a balcony or patio to take in the country air. The lodge rooms are located on the other side of the building, offering a patio or balcony with views facing into the hotel grounds.

Key difference between a Studio and a Suite is in design and space. All suites have been individually designed with unique artwork, created or curated by owner and artist in residence Allan Wolf-Tasker. In addition, the suites feature a seperate living area with dining table, where studios just provide arm chairs. This is something to think about when choosing your package, as some include a room service dinner.

The Retreat is seperate from the hotel but located on the grounds of the hotel behind a discreet gate and includes two seperate villas, The Spa Villa and The Atrium Villa. Essentially all people love about staying at The Lake House but with some additional luxury and privacy.

Rates & Packages

As mentioned, booking hotel accommodation is one of the only and definitely quickest way to get yourself a reservation for the lake house restaurant as every rate and package includes at least a four course a la carte dinner and a country style breakfast.

Most weekends have a minimum 2-night stay, but on midweek days you can often still find a one night stay. The Lake House offers a number of package rates for each of their rates:

Lake House Time Out

  • Two nights accommodation.
  • Four course a la carte dinner on one night.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Complimentary in-room mini bar.
  • Visit and tour of Dairy Flat Farm.

Lake House Gourmet Escape

  • As per the Time out package but with a room service dinner on the second night including cocktails, three courses dinner and wine.

Lake House Signature 

  • As per the Time out package but with a four course dinner in the main Lake House Restaurant on both nights.

The Lake House is exclusively bookable via their own reservations team or website which you can find here. Pricing for one night, including a four course meal for two start at $1800.

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Don't forget to book!

Restaurants in Daylesford book out well in advance, especially on weekends so make sure you book before you come for your weekend in Daylesford.