Having established Lake House in 1984 and with a stellar career of national and international acclaim and awards for our 'house on the lake', Alla Wolf Tasker and the team are delighted to present this new incarnation of our labors and passions - our 'house in the gardens'.
We offer simple seasonal food, sourced locally wherever possible and served in one of Daylesford's most beautiful locations. Pop in - find a table and order at the counter - no bookings required. Picnic, take home 'heat & eat' food, pantry provisions and gifts available from the store. Wine by the glass and bottle to enjoy on the premises
Garden @ Wombat Hill House
Wombat Hill House is situated on an ancient extinct volcano and amongst the beautiful Wombat Hill Gardens high above the village of Daylesford - 80 mins from Melbourne. An original (and very run down) 1940's garden caretaker's cottage has been completely gutted and resurrected as a cafe and store (thanks Tim & Chris Scanlen & the team).
A newly planted north facing kitchen garden will eventually supplement the kitchen's needs with fresh herbs, salad leaves, some vegetables and fruit (thanks John and Tom).
Established in the 1860s by Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller (also responsible for Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens) the remarkable surrounding 10.4 hectares Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens are regarded as one of Victoria's finest regional destination gardens. Many spots provide wonderful views over Daylesford and the surrounding countryside.
Cafe @ Wombat Hill House
Alla Wolf-Tasker & team welcome you to Wombat Hill House for simple food, sourced locally wherever possible and served in one of Daylesford's most beautiful locations.
We are situated in the midst of wonderful gardens on an ancient extinct volcano. It's a place of great enchantment where even a furry and ponderously slow wombat, might grow some wings and fly...
Thursday - Monday 9am 'til 4pm Breakfast & Lunch
Drop in for a great coffee, a glass of wine, a sweet or savoury snack or just a bit of warming comfort food.
Menus are seasonal and Specials change daily, but here are some samples of current offerings...
Brioche French Toast, saffron pears, Meredith yoghurt, Des' honey, walnut crumble
THROUGHOUT THE DAY...
Huge lip smackingly delicious sandwiches, baguettes
Posh pies, pasties and pizza
A daily bake of sweet treats
Gundowring ice cream
Wines by the glass or bottle