SWEETWATER CAFE
Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, VIC

Sweetwater Café at the iconic Chateau Yerring country house hotel is the more informal of the two eateries on the property, but is certainly no less of a gem to the Yarra Valley. With enviable views of the gardens and smart, contemporary cooking, diners can savour a long leisurely lunch or afternoon tea after they tour the grounds of the charming estate.
Accepts
Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Breakfast
Lunch
Address:

42 Melba Highway
Suburb:
Yering
Contact:
Tel: +61 3 9237 3333
Cuisine:
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
License:
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Chateau Yering is a wonderfully glamorous country house hotel, originally built as a house by one of the early families in the area. Apparently it was the place to be seen in the 19th century. These days, as a hotel, it has function rooms and two restaurants of which Sweetwater is the more informal cafe open only for breakfast and lunch. The name Sweetwater tells a bit of the Chateau's history: it was one of the first varieties of grape planted on the property. The cafe is set in a kind of conservatory, so that it's filled with light and seems to be in the middle of the great gardens. This is a good place to bring anyone interested in gardens, plants, flowers or food.

The lunch menu is small but well designed, with a mixture of classics and lesser known dishes. The dips are a great way to start lunch. When we ordered them, three different mounds of colour and flavour were presented on a white rectangular plate - tzatziki, eggplant, and pumpkin - all freshly made. The Caesar salad is a reminder of how good it can be, the changing tasting plate is always a cleverly thought-out combination of flavours, and there might also be slow-cooked chicken on the cards, served with baked polenta and the intense Mediterranean flavours of tomato, capsicum and olives. Ask the waiters what cut the char-grilled steak of the day is. For morning or afternoon tea, there is a delicious range of pastries and unusually good selection of teas and infusions. Be aware that bookings are essential for breakfast, and strongly recommended at other times.
Rita Erlich
Breakfast
Historic Building
In a 4 or 5 Star Hotel
Parking
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42 Melba Highway
Yering VIC 3770
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