Bankvale Run

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Passionate and Fresh, Situated on the historic Marnong Estate site, Bankvale Run is the namesake of its past as the largest Land Holding in Victoria. Originally home to WIlliam John Turner Clarke and latterly the Famous WIlliam Angliss. Gorgeous views out to the Macedon Ranges, makes this the place to be for intimate dinners, family gatherings, special occasions, a wine or cocktail in the bar or relax with an espresso and cake in the lounge. Bankvale Run greets you with friendly smiles, good food, great service and home grown wine.

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LK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the stunning entrance, to the beautifully lit garden on leaving, a wonderful experience. The staff were attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The menu diverse and interesting, food exemplary. And of course the outstanding views.

K
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place l, friendly staff, food was very nice and views are amazing

SC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took my friend for her birthday lunch. She hadn't been before and she thoroughly enjoyed everything about it She was so impressed with the food and views. It was quiet being a Wednesday but that was fine with us.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have been to bankvale many times and was disappointed with the food this time.
I do not know if t he was a new chef but food very disappointing

SV
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 😉 views we love coming here. Beautiful gardens and roses. Cellar door very convenient

GT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoy a lovely evening at this little gem of a of a restaurant. Our waitress Mel was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service impeccable... a little bit noisy for my liking, but then again that was probably because all the diners were enjoying themselves... a really enjoyable night. Definitely come back.

RF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Everything was outstanding! So happy to introduce friends to this incredible venue.

S
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for her birthday as I had been before and loved it. She thoroughly enjoyed it. What a beautiful winery do close to the city with excellent views, food and wine. Been recommending it to everyone. Will definitely be back.

KS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a quality meal with great service to compliment it. Highly recommend to everyone 😃

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Beautiful venue , food was amazing , the views are great, the service was prompt and waiters were friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back

RS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service brilliant good terrific! Great vegan/gluten free pizza. However we had a 2:45 booking and could not be seated until about 3:10 due to it being so busy! Only hiccup in otherwise great experience

JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic.. Delicious food, great value, great service

CA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't fault the food or service, it was excellent, as was the Marnong Estate Wine. All pretty good value and will be back for sure.

KI
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

First impression was good then we got to our table, that’s where it went down hill from there. Asked if we could sit at a table with a view we were immediately told no it’s booked, that booked table wasn’t used until we were leaving very disappointed.
The food was good but if you want somewhere where it’s quiet this isn’t the place the tables are very close to each other and you can’t really sit back and enjoy yourself. Would I go back probably not.......

BC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We've dined here a few times & twice since it reopened after renovations - lunch is always delicious - Thought we'd tried breakfast, surprised to see a buffett which was nice - if you like a bufett - will be back, but not for breakfast

GP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Always a lovely place to dine and service was great however this time I was not impressed with the vegetarian pizza

MA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful. Service was excellent and very accommodating. Will definitely be back. A lovely place to go to for a special occasion. Would highly recommend to my family and friends.

M
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice restaurant with a good view. You don't need to come dressed up.

JK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would recommend cause I believe the surroundings are beautiful and has a wow factor unfortunately our meal had no wow factor

FB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and great food, the architecture is fantastic and the service matched it.

LT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My sisters food was cold, but the management gave us free dessert to compensate.
The service was good!

V
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to comeback again with families and friends:)

m
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Love going to Marnong (Bankvale Run) for dinner, haven't been for breakfast for a long time, didn't real enjoy the breakfast buffet loved a normal breakfast menu.

C
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not of the quality I would expect from the level this restaurant is pursuing. Disappointing as the menu and food normally of high standards.

Noise levels are far too high, sound engineering should be implemented to reduce reverberation.

Alternatively, to reduce noise levels overflow dining capacity should be filtered to the outdoor area as this is not utilised as effectively as it could be.

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Will come again
Lovely service and afternoon overall

ST
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere- quality food and great service. This is my 4th visit and it’s consistently great! It’s a special occasion place but fast becoming a good place to meet friends and family for dinner

DM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good selection for all palates. From oysters to veg pizza. Very yummy.😘

MA
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful place, wait staff are very friendly and efficient. Menu was ok, would have preferred more gluten free options. It was Valentines so the atmosphere was buzzing and it was a little hard to have a conversation, with the added duo that was entertaining the guests with serenading love songs.

AA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it. Would highly recommend it. Wine was amazing . Highly recommend the calamari

DF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought that everything was perfect, The staff were amazing and friendly and the setting was beautiful, The food was prompt and delicious, The 2 piece band they had was also great, The only thing was the steak was a bit chewy otherwise delicious!! Would 100% recommend to anyone wanting a fine dining experience!

PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fabulous and staff were friendly and attentive but not obtrusive given we had booked a table on one of the busiest nights of the year - Valentine's Day. The meals were well timed and the menu options were varied. We ordered the octopus which had great flavours but was overcooked, whereas the mains had perfectly cooked steaks but the freekah was slightly undercooked. The desserts were well presented and delicious. We ordered the namesake red and white wines and were pleasantly surprised by their beautiful aroma and tastes on the palette. The views were amazing, the ambience and live band were a wonderful addition to making the outing more romantic. I would definitely recommend and would also visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Roast chicken and steak was undercooked. Meals pricey for their quality.

L
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Been there many times, always good food and prices reasonable. It was very busy . full in fact and the service wasn't as good as usual. The food was great the two of us shared plates of calamari, vegetable tempura and antipasto, a glass of wine and a coffee to finish. Going again in three weeks.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Phenomenal garlic pizza to kick off our evening with while the steak was nothing short of amazing - a tad over cooked but amazing none the less. The views of course don't need a comment, they are fantastic!

EV
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Venue is great
Breakfast options are OK but a bit more options for children would be better. Pankcakes, waffles or French toast would be amazing. Also, bananas as a fruit option.
Fruit and cold options Were great.
But overall we loved it and will come back!

K
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All of my party of four thoroughly enjoyed lunch at the Bankvale Run.............food was exceptionally flavoursome and appetising, and the service was quiet but efficient.

OP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place. My partner and I visited Bankvale Run for the first time last week for our anniversary. We were impressed from the moment we arrived. The food, the service and the view was outstanding. Will certainly be back!
Olivia

D
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, friendly staff and delicious food. I was impressed by the service that they provided

JM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small family celebration at a venue new to us was very enjoyable. The attentive staff looked after us through our meal while we relaxed at our window table overlooking the rolling hills towards Clarkefield. Tried a selection if Marnong wines which are also recommended. We will be return diners.