Mt Rael


Situated in the heart of the renowned Yarra Valley, Mt Rael is positioned high on 11 extraordinary acres offering unprecedented 180º valley views.  Our intimate, relaxed restaurant offers modern food sourced largely from local produce, an astute and comprehensive wine list and a team of warm and experienced staff.

The simple philosophy of our passionate team of chefs is to be produce driven with creative and yet at the same time, comforting food.  Chef John Knoll extends the culinary boundaries, creating dishes inspired by classic food styles enhanced by new flavours and combinations and each dish is a measure of his love of cooking.

Mt Rael Restaurant is open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday, dinner Friday and Saturday night with yummy brunches on Saturday and Sunday.  Our lounge area is another relaxed dimension to the Restaurant where we encourage you to come up to admire the views over a glass of wine and something light from our Grazing Menu.

We offer the perfect backdrop for those looking to for somewhere special to get away from the everyday.

A range of options from two romantic, funky spa suites with valley views to three additional contemporary suites suitable for couples looking for space and calm relaxation or groups of friends happy to share.

All suites are furnished in organic colour tones with spilt system air-conditioning, DVD player, LCD television, iPod docking station, CD/radio, wireless internet, hairdryer, iron & ironing board. Included in all room rates is an in-room Continental Breakfast Hamper which includes our house made muesli, organic bread and preserves, seasonal fruit, natural yoghurt, Yarra Coffee – Fair Trade Blend and T2 tea and our Restaurant is open from 9am on Saturday and Sunday should you like to compliment the Hamper with a yummy cooked breakfast from our Brunch Menu.

Situated in the heart of the renowned Yarra Valley offering unprecedented 180º valley views as the perfect backdrop for those looking for somewhere individual and distinctive to hold their ceremony and reception celebrations in the region. We promise a truly unforgettable setting for beautiful weddings.

Our intimate, contemporary Restaurant can cater for up to 110 people in a seated reception or 200 cocktail/tapas style. Offering modern food sourced largely from local produce, our friendly team of professional and experienced staff is dedicated to ensuring your day will be perfect.

The whole reception dining experience is personalised to your wishes with guests choosing from your specially chosen a la carte menu and carefully matched with local wines.

Only 1 hour from Melbourne and Melbourne Airport, we can also offer five contemporary accommodation options a few steps from the restaurant completing the simplicity and relaxed nature of the celebrations.

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Sean Lee, John Knoll (Owners)