Ezard at Levantine Hill - Signature Restaurant
Exceptional location, food was incredible, beautiful wine and service first class. We had a wonderful evening.
Great variety of food and flavours. Great location and ambiance. However the hour long wait to get the first serving was not great at all.
This is a high class restaurant with a lovely setting. The service was good and all the food was summarized by the staff but they kept giving us sparkling water in lieu of still. We had the 7 course degustation. The food is exceptional and all prepared with thought and creativity. I just feel for the amount you pay you should be getting more food in your main dishes. The entrees and desert are fine just more food across the 3 main dishes, Having said we had a great night and I thought the wine match was exceptional. We will be back for another special occasion one day,
Exceptional service. Delicious food. Beautiful atmosphere.
Each time we dine here we think it couldn’t get any better and it keeps surpassing our expectations to deliver an even better dining experience. Highly recommend the 7 course degustation, outstanding flavour texture combinations.
Food and wine was absolutely gorgeous in every way!!!! Service and venue impeccable. All round a beautiful evening. Thank you
Great food. No a la carte. Service was not good. Great location
Fantastic venue with excellent service and quality food. Great evening fine dining option for a Yarra Valley visit.
A must do vineyard experience up there with Relais Chateaux refinement !
The most amazing degustation (8 course) we have ever had combined with lovely staff and an elegant restaurant - we will most certainly be back! Thank you for making my husbands birthday so special, it was divine!
Stunning food, amazing service and great wine. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
The friendliness and professionalism of the staff was simply outstanding as was the food. Would highly recommend Ezards at Levantine Hill for a special occasion.
The best part of Ezard at LH is the food. We had the five course degustation, which was absolutely fantastic! The venison was a highlight, soft like butter and so flavourful. The cuttlefish was absolutely packed with warm earthy flavours, so amazing. Everything we had was so tasty!
The service was great! We went for my wife’s birthday, which they made special by wishing her happy birthday on arrival, and added chocolate writing to the desert dish! The wait staff were really on point, describing the meals perfectly, as well as recommending amazing wines when we wanted (we opted to not get the wine pairing with the meals).
What a great location, really nice view, and will be improved once they finish the construction of the wine processing building at the top of the hill on the property.
Highly recommend Ezard!
Beautiful experince in the Signature Restaurant. 5 course tasting menu was delicious. Wine matching worked well and we didn't have to think about what to choose off the wine list! Staff were knowledgeable and attentive. It was an expensive lunch but well worth it for a special occasion. Will be back to try the all day dining.
The five course degustation was superb - complex flavours and textures, with every course having its own strengths. We did a wine tasting with Paul before lunch, and he took care of our wine questions over lunch as well - he was incredible with his passion and knowledge, down to knowing which forest in France the wood for the barrels came from! We were let down a bit with our waiter, who clearly invested more time on another table and left us unattended for long lengths of time. At this price point, we shouldn't have to walk to the counter to ask for our bill.
A very enjoyable dining experience with great food and wine
Food amazing. Service exceptional. We were very well looked after. Fabulous! Cant wait to go back again.
My fiance and i recently celebrated our anniversary at Levantine Hill. Having been to Ezard in the CBD we knew we were going to be in for a treat! Nothing short of amazing id just like to thank the team for hosting us and making it such a wonderful experience. Will definately be back!
I commented to my wife that it was the best meal we have had. Thank you
Everything was lovely - the food, the service and the location. The cost was very high, and not value for money, but some might consider it worthwhile for a special occasion.
Three of us had lunch, last Sunday. Whilst expensive, the food was exceptional. The portion sizes and the space between courses meant that it wasn’t rushed and could comfortably fit in all the dishes.
The service from John was outstanding - right up to the point where he had to finish up, with two courses remaining. From then on the service fell off the cliff. The remaining staff were inattentive and hard to find. We had to prompt them for coffee, otherwise we looked like missing out. Not good enough for a restaurant of this caliber!
Having been recommended by a couple of people as a place to take a special someone for a lovely dining experience, I was excited to say the least. Everything held up and exceeded my expectations. The surprise little touch of the birthday message on the dessert plate topped off the superb 5 courses (and mine was vegetarian) and delicious signature sparking wine that we had.
Great food with amazing flavours and texture. Enjoyed the banter with the wait staff and excellent service.
First 2 dishes too similar in presentation with broth being poured. Uninspired.
Pork belly was way too fat with poor presentation.
Beef texture wasn't refined, it was coarse visually.
Butter should be truffle butter to make the bread a winner.
Female server mumbled and spoke too fast through description of each dish.
We found the pacing of food way too slow between each dish.
The winner in the entire lunch was the salted caramel ice cream.
Food was lovely. Unfortunately we were a table of 2 situated amongst 3 tables of 4 people with a couple of the tables very rowdy. Did ruin our experience and feel that perhaps in future you could situate tables of 2 a little away from the bigger tables. The restaurant wasn't full and this could have been done fairly easily I feel. Wines were lovely as well particularly the Pinot Noir - really loved this!
Let’s be honest, this is a premium experience with a price to match. So if you are wanting to have an indulgent and incredible meal with staff who are friendly and knowledgeable as well as make you feel relaxed, then you won’t be disappointed. Our Danish guests regularly visit high end restaurants and rated this up with the best...and so did we. Levantine Hill does the Yarra Valley proud.
Staff, food and surroundings ensured an experience to remember forever.
Get the cuttlefish!!!!
Amazing food and friendly service. Very thoughtful touches made for a special mother’s day
We traveled from the Gold Coast to visit the winery and the restaurant. Ezard exceeded our expectations. The food was suburb accompanied by wonderful service from Lachlan and the team. It was a special lunch.
Always a pleasure, staff excellent, particularly enjoy our chats with Peter.
We opted for the 8 course degustation with premium wine match. The food was delicious and wine was exceptional. I loved the Colleens Paddock Pinot Noir. A great afternoon.
Wife’s birthday; whole experience was great. Food wonderful, wines well matched and ambience fantastic. Staff excellent and wine waiter who was one of the winery staff was great to chat with about vintage.
Fantastic food and service.
We had the 5 course meal
We had a lovely lunch at the Signature restaurant. The food was elegant but tasty. The wine was thoughtfully matched. We particularly enjoyed the crusty sourdough and house made butter.
We really enjoyed our whole Ezard experience. The food and wines were excellent. The Maitre'D was organised and welcoming and made us feel valued. Our waiter was excellent. His knowledge of the food and wine were quite outstanding as he was able to guide our wine choices and food matching.
It was a very special night for our guests as well.
Foods and wines were great. The services from the waiting staff were also good. They were knowledgeable and polite. The only problem is the kitchen. It took us 3.5 hours to get our 5 course meal (there is no freebies or short inter-course snacks). While we expect a relatively casual/relaxing meal for our New Year lunch, the meal service took way too long.
Awsum as usual, can't wait to go back.
Fly in next time
Great meal overall. On the expensive side though. The only criticism is that the croquette that came with the Wagyu Beef dish was very underseasoned. The sauce was outstanding though and redeemed the whole dish.
I took my family (and partner and a friend) here on a visit to the Yarra Valley.
The food was decent, but for the price not good enough.
For example, my extra Wagyu course had an extremely salty jus.
Wine pairings were ok, but also not outstanding.
For me, I think the desert was probably the best performer, despite desert mostly being my least favourite course.
I haven't been to the other Ezard in Melbourne so I can't compare.
Summary: Delightful location. Food rather disappointing, especially for the price.
The 5 course degustation was somewhat underwhelming, with at least 2 being under par. A dish of kipfler potatoes with a few leaves of interesting plants was particularly bland, not rescued by the theatre of arriving under a steaming dome. A very pleasant apple sorbet nestled on typically overly sweet white chocolate crumbs. In general, the courses lacked strong flavours. The 2nd dish, a slice of duck breast was delicious. Artistic presentation that lacked substance.