Great modern interior with amazing views of the sculpture park and the sea. An intimate yet open space with attentive and down to earth hospitality. One of the waitresses recommended some places to stop by on our way back to Melbourne. Great food — potato duchess was the highlight.
The food and paired drinks were perfectly scrumptious & offered delicate tasty flavours, presented beautifully. Wait staff were knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and respectful.
Ambiance was lovely, tasteful decor, and beautiful sculptural elements. The space, noise level & atmosphere were perfectly suited to conversation with your table guests. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Outstanding food, great wine list and a superb setting.
Wonderful food and spectacular view. Excellent service. The vegetarian degustation menu was incredible. Chef Wood is a genius!
We were vert excited to try Laura after a great experience at Point Leo restaurant. It is within easy drive from Melbourne and the wine tasting and sculpture garden are amazing. The food whilst inventive and adventurousness, could be a little bit hit and miss depending on your taste.
No not really we found the fish and Wagu were over cooked. We ate at Polperro the day before and in comparison Im afraid we would return there.
Laura provides a very special dining experience with all aspects of the experience at a high quality standard. We appreciated the focus on local produce and growers and seasonal food.
We would recommend Laura for a special celebration.
Excellent host and sommelier. We had one of the last sittings for the lunch time and had exceptional service. Did not feel rushed and were able to take our time and enjoy the view. The food was exceptional modern and we greatly enjoyed hearing about the locally sourced produce. The matching wines as well as the matching non alcoholic wines were perfectly selected with the meal. The detailed information on both the food and drinks we enjoyed greatly.
As a couple it was a lovely intimate setting with amazing views. Would love to visit again
Obviously Laura is amazing fine dining. Beautiful food, stunning scenery. Phil Wood is a genius, and you get to watch him cook while you enjoy eating his masterpieces. The prawn with passionfruit was definitely a stand out.
It is definitely expensive, and can easily get out of control when you start adding the oysters, caviar, cheese plate and matched wines. Is it worth the money? Yes, but only because of the entire fine dining experience that you get.
We had a fantastic night at this restaurant. The staff were friendly and very efficient. The food was quirky and delicious. Would not fault a thing.
We had an absolute magnificent Sunday lunch with very warming & knowledgeable staff who guided us through each course & wine we served . A wonderful day!
Great service. Decent food. Great for a romantic outing. Amazing view.
Dined at Laura, Point Leo Estate recently with friends on the occasion of a birthday. What a venue. The dramatic vehicle entry gate is only a small taste of things to come. A circular enclosed courtyard takes guests into the main space which comprises a large casual dining area and tasting room. To the right is the entry to Laura - also set with a huge expanse of towering windows looking out to Western Port Bay and Phillip Island. Over 60 huge sculptures are dotted throughout the expansive estate.
Being warmly welcomed into a restaurant is one thing, but to be so by Ainsley - who one of our group knew from another fine dining establishment - was a real surprise.
Guests are presented with a degustation menu and a comprehensive wine list. Dishes are carefully explained with a strong emphasis on local produce and each one is a delight to the eye and palate.
The service is outstanding and combined with the food, and the views, and the sculpture garden, visiting Laura is a complete experience to be strongly recommended.
A fantastic experience, one of the best meals I've had in a while. The service was excellent and the food and wine pairings exceptional!
Beautiful restaurant to spend a long lunch in, absolutely loved the food and experience and and wouldn't have changed a thing. The staff were attentive and friendly.
Stunning - could not fault the food or the service
Superb dining experience. Outstanding and innovative food. Perfectly matched wines. Friendly and very professional service.
Beautiful scenery! Laura is a gorgeous restaurant with fantastic service. Our wait-staff didn't skip a beat, super attentive and very accommodating. We had a table by the window and it gave us a perfect view of the surrounding sculptures.
Laura is located within beautiful Pt Leo Estate, the restaurant has a simple but modern design with high ceiling, comfortable seating spaces and the beautiful view of the sculpture park.
The food is amazing with fresh local ingredients, even my 10 years old loved it.
Service was professional but friendly, we felt very welcomed at the restaurant.
Absolutely exquisite food, service and view of the sculpture park. Loved the experience followed by wine tasting and walk around the park. Great to chat to the restaurant manager and the restaurant was quite quiet being a Friday afternoon. The only downside was a couple with a small child - not really what you want when you have travelled for a special $450 lunch, but no fault of the restaurant, just the selfish patrons. Staff did a good job of keeping everyone mostly happy!
We booked Mother’s Day lunch at Laura but from the moment we walk into Point Leo Estate, the warm welcoming experience began at reception and escorted to a glassed off dinning area.
Lunch was a set 5 course with optional add ons like fresh shucked oysters, Ossetra caviar and matching wines.
The food was delicious and not heavy. I also think it’s great how they use local produce. My favourite would have to be the Great Ocean Road Duck (Main) and Custard Fondant (Dessert). We didn’t do the matching wine but the 2017 Pinot Noir was lovely. We ended up buy two bottles to take home.
Staff are friendly and attentive but not stuffy. All very knowledgeable with food.
After lunch we wander the sculpture garden and enjoy complimentary wine tasting (normally $10 each pp)
Special thanks to all the staff for working on Mother’s Day, making us (and probably everyone) happy while you’re away from your families..
Excellent from the greeting to the wine tasting (we were early) to the dinner experience itself.
Food was excellent, service just right, would highly recommend. We will certainly return for a lunch, so we can also see what looks like (in the evening time) a wonderful sculpture park.
We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful experience of Laura. We live locally and will be back. Thank you
Delicious food. Professional, warm & personal service from waiters without feeling as though they were hovering. A perfect place to bring visitors. We were made to feel very welcome. Thank you.
Our whole dining experience was absolutely outstanding. Fabulous food, flawless service and an amazing venue, with those gorgeous views. The most outstanding experience we have had in a long time. You have set the bar very high.
Nothing less than sensational can describe Laura. Be prepared for an experience equal to the best anywhere.
Take it slow, enjoy chatting and being treated t wonderful taste and exceptional staff.
Beware you pay a hefty bill for the pleasure
The most incredible dining experience we’ve had. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly & attentive staff.
The setting is amazing, the view a postcard & the food, wine & service at Laura was like nothing we’d experienced before. It was truly the most memorable & enjoyable day out we’ve had in a long time. It’s not cheap, but for a special occasion we felt it was money well spent & would highly recommend.
My friends and I were in raptures over this totally superb dining experience. Enjoying beautiful views, attended to by knowledgeable, friendly wait staff, we were served exquisitely prepared local food, each course paired perfectly with wine. As the non-drinker in the group, I was blown away by the selection of delicious, creative non-alcoholic drinks which complemented the food so well.
We found a worm in our dish and that was absolutely disgusting. Our birthday lunch was ruined because of it.
A fantastic dining experience! The menu strikes a beautiful balance all the way through, Despite being very innovative. The staff were excellent, friendly and great hosts. I can strongly recommend dining at Laura.
We thoroughly enjoyed our free wine tasting on arrival with barman Chris advising on different wines. Our 4 course meal was Delicious with our table in the corner having the perfect views of Western Port Bay. Service was exceptional from all staff and very informative. The weather on the day was great to enjoy the sculpture park walk afterwards. We will be back thankyou
Beautiful lunch. Service, food and atmosphere fantastic.
An exceptional experience, fantastic food, service, atmosphere and paired drinks.
Great staff- knowlegable, caring and attentive
Fabulous food- innovative and caters exceptional well for pescatarians.
Ambience - superb. There is nothing better
Fine dining at its best. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Overlooking the beautiful gardens.
They are doing great things at Laura, delicious seasonal food and knowledgeable staff
We both thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience at Laura for our wedding anniversary. An excellent table looking out on the sculpture garden and service that could not be faulted. The meal was superb and we particularly enjoyed the discussions with the waiting staff and the explanations they gave on each dish served.
Will definitely go there again.
Atmosphere was beautiful, looking out over the sculpture park. Wine was excellent.
The set menu shows a range of peninsula local produce which is great, but the 3 entrees were a bit over complicated.
Mains were lovely.
Staff great, had a great chat with a young man who was very knowledgeable on the drinks.
Overall great and would come again!
Laura is definitely an ''occasion'' destination. It is a great way to have a proper celebration. The ambiance & outlook are outstanding. The sommelier showed his great knowledge of wines served [we had full degustation] & food staff knew about what was served. Be prepared for an expensive evening but you go knowing that. It is possible to ''trim'' the cost of the outing & next time I would possibly do that but for a first time you should go all out & enjoy a wonderful experience.