Once the home of world famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe Yarra Valley is one of the most unique gourmet and cultural destinations in the world.

Situated among seven acres of stunning landscaped gardens, the estate offers a world-class dining experience; award-winning estate grown Coombe Farm wines a stroll through the Melba gallery; a providore store and guided garden tours.

Coombe Yarra Valley is the perfect location for a wine-tasting, wedding or other private event, or simply an outstanding lunch in the a la carte restaurant




Tuesday - Thursday
9:30am – 5:00pm

Friday - Saturday
9:30am – 3:00pm

9:30am – 5:00pm

Open Public Holidays



Located within the restored motor house and historic clock tower, our restaurant offers an inspiring selection of seasonal and predominantly estate grown produce for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea Wednesday through to Sunday. 

The restaurant is modern, spacious yet intimate and overlooks the landscaped market-style courtyard and gardens. The view from the conservatory is of the Coombe cottage garden ‘avenue’ and gives glimpses of the oldest swimming pool in Victoria.

Sitting alongside the Melba Gallery, the Providore and the cellar door, restaurant guests can enjoy a gourmet wine, food, retail and artistic experience in one unique location.

Occasionally on weekends we host weddings in our main restaurant. At these times some seating may not be available. Please check with our reservation team for more details.

The restaurant operates Devonshire tea from 9:30- 11am weekdays, weekends our Melbas Morning Tea is also available from 9:30am- 11am. Lunch is available from 11:30am- 2:15pm, where afternoon tea begins from 2:30-4:00pm. Our High Tea is available on Wednesdays and Sundays from 3:00pm. 

Saturday and Sunday lunch bookings will order from a fantastic two or three course menu starting at $60 pp.

To ensure a great experience group bookings for over 12 people are moved from the a la carte menu and offered the celebrations menu. More details can be found regarding celebrations below.


High Tea is available from 2.30pm every Wednesday amd 3.00pm every Sunday.

Includes a selection of; Elegant finger sandwiches; freshly baked scones with house made jams and clotted cream; and a selection of cakes and desserts.

Cost: $50.00 per person on Wednesdays
        : $55.00 per person on Sundays (bottomless sparkling wine on Sundays only)

*Bookings essential

24Hours Cancellation required

* Please note any dietary requirements at time of booking, minimum 24 hours notice required.



Melba's Morning Tea is available from 9:30am every Saturday and Sunday. 

Enjoy a glass of our Coombe Farm NV Sparkling wine, served with delectable hot and cold mini breakfast items and pastries served in a high tea format. Tea or espresso coffee included, all for only $38per person. 

*Bookings essential

* Please note any dietary requirements at time of booking, minimum 24 hours notice required.

*Full Prepayment required at time of booking.  24Hours Cancellation required

View our Midweek menu View our Wine List View our Weekend menu


Dependent upon your celebration our restaurant team will work with you to tailor a package to suit your agenda and event purpose.


Our private dining room and restaurant facilities provide a unique and inspiring setting for Birthday celebrations, Family get togethers and  Group Lunches. 

The stunning surroundings and exceptional facilities provide a motivating environment for a successful event and we can configure one of our stylish spaces to suit your requirements. 

To ensure a fantastic experience, groups of 12 people or more will be offered the function menu. 

Should you wish to host a daytime function please contact our restaurant team via


The Gardens

Seven acres of stunning gardens, landscaped over one hundred years ago, provide an evocative and romantic setting for weddings, photographs and private events.

Behind the six hundred metres of cypress hedge lie a succession of terraced lawns, native, Italian and vegetable gardens, a croquet lawn, an old tennis court, a newly established rose arbor and the oldest swimming pool in Victoria.

The gardens contain rare plants and beautiful old world trees, including an English oak rumoured to be over 180 years old.

Our Gardens are CLOSED for Winter. They will reopen Wednesday 4th September for Tours.

 Melba's Garden is only able to be accessed via a guided tour only. Bookings are essential. Group bookings of 12 or more are available on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. Melba's Garden is closed on all Public Holidays.

When attending Melba's Garden Walk please note; The walk is a guided walking tour of Dame Nellie Melba’s garden. The tour takes approximately one hour. The walking route follows an unsealed & sometimes uneven pathway. It is not undercover and there are no toilets along the route.

Please ensure you wear suitable footwear and you must be capable of standing and walking unaided for the full duration of the walk (or please bring a wheelchair and a companion capable of pushing the wheelchair for the entire duration of the tour). Bring umbrellas for shade and rain protection if required and also bring drinking water – particularly in hot weather.


Melba's Garden Walk

Our guided garden walk takes approximately 50 minutes.


Wednesday - Saturday 


$18.00 Tour Only

$30.00 Tour and morning tea (scones & coffee or tea)

$75.00 Tour and 2 Course Lunch with a glass of sparkling wine (Wednesday to Friday only)

$85.00 Tour and 3 Course Lunch with a glass of sparkling wine (Wednesday to Friday only) 

Melba's Garden is closed on all Public Holidays





Dame Nellie Melba was one of the most celebrated artists of all time and our gallery provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the lifestyle of Australia’s first diva.

Melba strove for perfection and surrounded herself with the best of everything – from art to fashion. The collection includes works by artists Hans Heisen, Margaret Preston, Arthur Streeton and many others.

Her objet d’art, fashion, jewellery and fine art collection allow a true appreciation of the elegance, style and luxury of the period. The Gallery offers an ever-changing display of this private collection.