A premium boutique accommodation property located in the heart of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Lindenderry at Red Hill, is the perfect destination for a weekend away.
The property features an onsite winery producing award winning wines, cellar door and restaurant which showcases local produce.
There are many ways to relax at Lindenderry – from a dip in their heated indoor pool to a relaxing hour long massage by their talented masseurs.
The property is full of quaint nooks and crannies filled with artwork and sculptures and guests are encouraged to relax in the many welcoming lounges, home to carefully curated antiques, artefacts and sculptures. There is also plenty of natural beauty to take in when you step outside and into Lindenderry’s 30 acres of immaculately kept gardens.
We loved staying in one of Lindenderry's Garden rooms. Tastefully styled, the room reflected and suited the estate’s setting and location, reminiscent of the English countryside.
Extra spacious and luxuriously appointed, with a king size bed, en suite with shower and spa bath, DVD/CD player, flat screen television, complimentary Wi-Fi, desk and sofa area, guest robes and slippers.
The Garden rooms have direct access out to the terrace and manicured lawns, with views overlooking the park-like gardens down to the lake. We loved making use of the in-room fireplace which added a touch of indulgence during these cooler months.
The Dining Room
One of our biggest highlights from our weekend in Lindenderry was our sumptuous evening dinner at The Dining Room.
The restaurant offers diners an intimate setting, surrounded by tall trees with magnificent views out onto the Lindenderry Estate vineyards and rolling hills of Red Hill.
Paul Witherington, formerly of London’s Soho House and Port Phillip Estate, is executive chef across all dining at the hotel, accompanied by a leading team of hospitality professionals offering warm and informed service (Montalto, Point Leo Estate).
The hotel restaurant does regional character right: hand-selected, locally-sourced ingredients worked into rustic assemblages. It’s an elegant approach to hearty farmhouse fare. The new interior palette is plucked straight from nature: shades of moss green and taupe meet mix-and-match hues of wood, reeded glass and curved-back chairs. A perfect place to enjoy long languid lunches and cosy dinners by the fire.
We loved being taken on a culinary journey by Witherington’s innovative and seasonal 5 course degustation menu which brings to light local produce accompanied by matching local wines. The unparalleled hospitality provided, and congenial atmosphere created are mere bonuses.
Our degustation commenced with beautiful chestnut brandelli - al dente ribbons of pasta served with earthy pine mushrooms, kale and confit egg yolk which added a delectable richness.
To follow, the dish of blue eye fillet, smashed Jerusalem artichoke and brussel sprouts allowed the natural sweetness of the fish to shine through. We loved how the subtle sweetness of the smashed Jerusalem artichoke echoed the sweetness of the fish.
Our favourite dish of the night was the quail. The quail was cooked to a rarely found perfection - was silky, with its natural gaminess showcased.
The Western plains lamb noisette concluded our savoury courses on a high. Think perfectly cooked lamb served with wilted garden silver beet, the most luxurious and flavoursome garlic puree, cherry tomatoes and capers.
Dessert was, again, similarly well devised. Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate panna cotta served with a fluffy lemon sponge and indulgent lavender ice cream.
The Dining Room excites the palate and leave you wanting more. With remarkable food, exceptional service and a touch of countryside charm, The Dining Room ticks all the boxes and is more than capable of providing each diner with a memorable dining experience.
12 hours later we returned to the dining room, this time for breakfast which comprises an array of delightful breakfast essentials and treats (all included as part of your stay). During daylight hours, the picturesque outlook and its leafy surrounds is visible through the large windows encasing the dining room. These large windows allow warm sunlight to flood in, adding tremendously to the atmosphere.
A mere hour from Melbourne, Lindenderry is strategically positioned to soak up the best of Mornington Peninsula: pure-sand beaches, soul-enriching nature, artisan produce and mere minutes from the region’s boutique wineries. Except, guests are just as likely to never leave the property.
Location: 142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill, Red Hill
Phone: (03) 5989 2933