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Coombe Yarra Valley, Coldstream

(3.8/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Coombe Yarra Valley, the Estate of Dame Nellie Melba is a property with an unrivalled provenance. It is one of the largest, most historic and prestigious family estates in the Yarra Valley and one of the most unique food, wine, and cultural destinations in Australia.

The home of Coombe Farm Wines since 2002, Coombe - The Melba Estate at Coldstream is open to offer guests a gourmet experience at the property of one of Australia's most famous women.
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  • On a recent wine tour in the Yarra Valley we were fortunate to visit Coombe Farm. One of the oldest and largest family estates in the Yarra Valley, this was the home of the world-famous opera singer D...  more »
  • Quite busy the day we went but it didn't impact on the quality of food or service. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wines. The restaurant itself is stunning. Overall an enjoya...  more »
  • Went for a special occasion and was made feel special. Food excellent, chef came and said hello as the staff had told him it was a special occasion Will return  more »
  • I feel rather sad having to give a low rating because this place is special to my partner and I. We recently had our wedding there on 1/10/2016. We loved the amazing ground staff, always friendly and attentive. We have been going there regularly on weekends and thus the reason why we picked it as our wedding venue of choice. Our perception of Coombe has slightly strained due to this experience, however we feel on the whole Coombe is a great place for weekend brunches & lunches. Upon booking Coombe as our wedding venue, the pre-Sales / booking aspect was great with her, as well as the majority of the planning that had been handled by the lovely wedding coordinator Sarah. We had an amazing night and the staff, venue and food was all great. We had a few things we were not happy with (bridal table service mix up, wedding favours mix up, plunge coffee service not what we expected as the barista style coffee is served at normal service we assumed its this kind of coffee not plunge, bride/groom not offered service and had to hunt for service myself) on the night but overall it was a great night. Unfortunately what transpired after the event with one senior staff member Georgia was not pleasant at all. On the night Coombe staff had mistakenly packed their candles in with our stuff which we unknowingly took home with us upon pick up the next morning as it was buried underneath the rest of our items/ packing boxes (we had 12 people brunch there post wedding as well). She had given us a deadline for when we must return them. Due to our work commitments (9am - 5am) in the city and impending honeymoon we were unable to meet the drop off demands and stated the date we could. Given Coombe staff made the mistake in the first place and we did not have sufficient time we suggested they come and pick them up from us. We were threatened with a 5 week invoice payable to the supplier if we didn’t drop it off. No other options were offered by her, we felt the post communications were abrupt, inconsiderate (given we have been so exhausted from the wedding planning and night) and definitely not customer service oriented at all which left us feeling that her tone & attitude had changed post sales. The emails quickly became quite petty, we were accused by her of disregarding other people's property, potentially ruining other couples weddings due to the lack of candle jars etc and I quote: "I'm disappointed that I’m even having this conversation and you are both showing such disregard for something you have taken that is not yours." Given the small fortune we had just spent at the venue (and the dissapointments we felt re poor service on the night & service and favours mix ups) the candles mistake was made by both sides with packing (staff packing/ us picking it up by mistake) we felt it was very petty that two dozen glass candle jars was worth ruining a customer's perception/experience of Coombe we were left regretting having our wedding at Coombe. Eventually she agreed to have someone pick them up off us from within the city but the events ruined what was overall really a great experience for us. We really enjoyed going to Coombe (regular weekend customers) and had a real sentimental connection with it which we were hoping would continue into the future as it is a great venue with great food and staff (as well as it's the place where we got married!!), however the post wedding events with the one staff member have tainted that for us. Deeply disappointed by this experience.
  • Beautiful wines in great surrounds. Cellar door tasting and a wonderful restaurant with a exciting menu. You won't be disappointed
  • Farcical, slow service and average food for the price. 2.5 hours from ordering until getting our mains was unacceptable. They also forgot an entree and even the coffees took 20 minutes to arrive. Although the staff apologised frequently and took a bottle of wine off the price, claiming the delay was because a couple of their large tables arrived late (our novice waiter had already told us they were understaffed) and being told they were sorry about the 'slightly slow' service was additionally disappointing.
  • My daughter, myself and a friend went to Coombe estate on Monday morning (15/02/2016) and could not fault our visit. We did the 10am garden tour and an Irish lady (Sharon I think her name was) was our tour guide. She was fantastic. I knew very little about Dame Nellie Melba prior to going but after 1hr of the garden tour, Sharon made me feel like I knew Dame Nellie Melba personally. She made the whole tour enjoyable just thru her sense of humour , wit and informative information about the great lady. Afterwards the scones and tea were delicious. If you are contemplating going please go as you won’t be disappointed. Couldn’t fault our morning there at all. Well worth a visit.
  • Lovely location, great food, good service. My choice for special occasions.