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Get directions 2 Heritage Ave
Chirnside Park, Victoria, Australia

This restaurant specializes in Australian cuisine. Bella serves good steaks and perfectly cooked lamb. A lot of visitors order delicious wine. You will be offered good tea.

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Jemma Watkins
Our dinner was delicious (eye fillet, eggplant entree, veg main-Moroccan pancake, broccolini & smoked choc tart). Kids choc cake w ice cream was great. Kids meals (F&C and ham & cheese pizza) were pretty average. Our kids eat pretty much everything (& pizza is their all time favourite) but neither if them would eat it. They had 1 bite each (When they would normally have multiple slices) It even smelt like pizza shouldn't. The chips tasted like the oil they were cooked in was oxidized.
Response from the owner
2 months ago
Hi Jemma, thank you for your message and feedback, we appreciate hearing all of your comments. Really great to hear you enjoyed your meals, however sorry to hear the kids meals were not up to standard. I have passed the comments onto our Chef for review. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back another time. Kate, Yarra Valley Lodge.
Limited menu for breakfast and dinner, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food.
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Ollie P
Dinner for three on the 30-12-18 to celebrate birthday. The Bella because we have had some good dinner experiences over the last 20 years, had organised some successful corporate functions at the Heritage and thought we'd give it another go.What a disappointment.I am writing this because I care and despair to see a beautifully located place which has shown glimpses of fine dining in the past slide into one that represented poor value and an underwhelming experience that is unfortunately eclipsed by most of the middle of the road eateries at Town Square at Eastland.The challenges started as soon as we arrived at the closed gates. I suggest that when the Heritage shuts its gates, give the details of the dinner reservations to the front desk so we can get get trouble free passage instead of being stuck at the gate and being asked if we are actually wanting to make a dinner reservation. Yes the staff member was new but common sense and some level of training needs to prevail.Then the environment. We were placed amongst a rowdy group of wedding revellers that didn't meet the most basic dress code with behaviour that would make Gordon Ramsay proud. After we complained and asked to be relocated we are informed that another table had also done the same. Please enforce dress codes and language etiquette and/or put people in appropriate locations for those that don't want to be exposed to explicit language and drunken behaviour.Onto the menu. We ordered an assortment of entrees and mains. How can you justify $21 for 3 scallops? Yes they were seared and reasonably presented but it is hardly worth $7 a pop. The entree chicken dish was also minimalist and at $19 for a couple of mouth fulls of dry, flavoured chicken, it was also under par (excuse the unintended golf pun).The time it took to receive the entrees was way too long and then the gap between entree and main was way too short. The restaurant only had a handful of patrons so not sure why this was the case. Timing was poor.I ordered the Scotch Fillet which was presented stone cold and had to be returned. The Trumpeter fish was dry and only marginally warmer. The gnocchi was the only redeeming dish. All dishes were simple and the fish and the steak came with no assortment of vegetables or any other accompaniment which was disappointing. Timing was again an issue where the steak was obviously cooked first. I understand the chef is leaving soon so hopefully the new one will have a better handle on timing.Front of house service was attentive and pleasant considering the challenges presented. The room was a tad on the cold side due to infrastructure issues. On the plus side, a resounding rendition of Happy Birthday by the 2 staff members and the table next to us, provided some entertainment.The night ended on a low when an incorrect bill for $250 plus was presented. Caveat emptor. The 2 glasses of red we ordered had been charged at bottle rates so a $100 mistake had the bill been paid without checking.We made the most of what was otherwise a very substandard dining experience and hope that with the advent of new staff and some clear direction on what dining experience Bella hopes to achieve, that we can be convinced to go back.Personally I would like to see glimpses of the past successes - show case local produce, present them creatively and provide value for money in a terrific environment. Otherwise focusing on corporate functions and weddings may be more prudent in light of increasing competition and choice.
Response from the owner
2 years ago
Good morning Ollie I start with the sincerest of apologies. Then, I extend an offer to please contact Zoe or I directly. The property has just been through a senior transition and it is unfortunate we have obviously dropped the ball on this occasion and we would much appreciate the opportunity to remedy. Certainly starting with an explanation of the intended structure and direction of Bella restaurant here at Yarra Valley Lodge. Sincerely Niel Mason General Manager For Yarra Valley Lodge, 2019 starts with our newly appointed General Manager Niel, F&B Manager Zoe and Front Office Manager Adrian. As the incumbent senior team, we look forward to welcoming in old friends and greeting new. We have been warmly inducted by a team of amazing individuals who reflect the Yarra Valley and we look forward to sharing our place with you all on your next visit. An honour to be your host.
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2 Heritage Ave, Chirnside Park, Victoria, Australia
No delivery Takeaway Booking Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 8AM-4AM
MondayMon 8PM-4AM
TuesdayTue 8PM-4AM
WednesdayWed 8PM-4AM
ThursdayThu 8PM-4AM
FridayFri 8PM-4AM
SaturdaySat 8PM-4AM

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