Coombe, which was once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, boasts award winning wines, luscious gardens and a delightful restaurant.
Located within the restored motor house and historic clock tower, the restaurant offers a menu inspired by the seasons and made using locally sourced produce.
Ceiling to floor windows affords the dining room with plenty of natural light and views of the landscaped courtyard and gardens.
The kitchen is led by Chef Patrick Dang who has an impressive resume with stints at Mo Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel under the 2 star Michelin chef Richard Ekkebus and Shanghai’s T8 restaurant.
We loved tasting our way trough the menu. The Quail from Wandin was a stunning starter. The quail was cooked to a rarely found perfection with the accompanying butternut pumpkin and streaky bacon adding an amazing depth of flavour.
The confit then smoked Tasmanian ocean trout served with celery panna cotta, finger lime, passion fruit and ginger was similarly beautiful. We loved its smoky flavour.
For mains, the Eden blue eye cod was a winner. Beautifully poached in olive oil and served with a hearty white bean and chorizo mix alongside artichoke and saffron butter.
Whatever you do, save room for dessert and indulge in the spiced pineapple tarte tatin - think sweet fruit over a comforting blanket of gloriously sticky sweet toffee and melt-in-your-mouth pastry finished with ice cream. Simply lovely.
Housed within an iconic location with stunning views, a delicious menu and great service, Coombe offers a compelling proposition.
Location: 673-675 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream
Phone: (03) 9739 0173