Healesville Restaurant Tips by pedroswift
Healesville Restaurants: 8 reviews and 4 photos
H H. Well worth a stop!
During the four trips we have made to the Yarra Valley in recent years , we have based ourselves at Healesville at the Yarra Gables Motel and we have eaten at least once per trip at the Healesville Hotel Dining Room. Based on the half dozen or so meals we have eaten here, I highly recommend the establishment and its ancillary food outlets the front bar & the adjoining Produce Store which is a good choice for breakfast or morning tea.
The dining room features a very large map of the Yarra Valley on one wall so you can plan your next day's activities while you dine. The room is heated by two fire places during winter which is usually when we visit the area. The French woven chairs give the room a Paris bistro feel. I'm sure the style of cooking reinforces that feeling.
Service is spot-on without being overbearing. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful with wine selection.
The menu features lots of local produce some of which can be purchased next door and at the butchery adjacent. great to know the origins of the products going into your meal - I reckon.
Last visit, the starters offered (6) included a Charcuterie Board ($18)all prices AUD, Smoked Buxton Trout ($14), Seared Scallops ($17), Terrine of Confit Pork Belly($16) & Snails ($15).
Mains (5): Panfried Snapper ($32), Rabbit ($34), Black Angus Eye Fillet ($38). 4 Sides are offered to those requiring extra sustinence.
The Desserts (4) & the recommended wines all sounded great for those with a sweet tooth.
Wines are available by the glass (Choice of 20+) $5-13. The range of bottled wine is extensive and includes many local wines with age and other regions of Australia and international wines. Prices range from $25 upwards. It is afterall a pub so there is a good range of beers.
Vegetarians are catered for and the back entrance to the room is near ground level so access by wheelchair is possible. There is an out door eating zone for summer brunches and warm evenings.
Favorite Dish: Every meal that we have eaten here has been better than "just good".
This time Madam chose the Smoked Trout served with kipfer potatos, avocado&creme fraise, chives & Yarra valley salmon roe while he could not pass up the Charcuterie Board with terrine, Lyonnaise sausage, parfait, black pudding, cured meats and relishes/bread to suit.
For mains we chose the Snapper & the Loin of Rabbit stuffed with local mushrooms, rabbit cannelloni, savoy cabbage & seeded mustard jus.
We chose to drink wines by the glass including Chandon Curvee Riche for starters and Wedgetail Pinot Noir. We did not require sides nor did we try the desserts but other diners seemed more than satisfied with theirs. Bill came to $160 which include 10% tip.
The following evening we returned to the H H to eat in the bar. The food there was a little more straight forward, less expensive but none the less, coming from the same kitchen, of superb quality. We will be back.
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Main street of Healesville
Phone: 5962 4002
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