Lake House - Daylesford, Australia

Alla Wolf-Tasker has made the Lake House a destination restaurant with her take on modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and regional ingredients. The hotel rests in a tranquil location, just outside Daylesford with rooms and suites in either a waterfront or lodge setting.

Lake House hotel in Daylesford is theideal furlough to explore the produce and wine of rural Victoria. Fans travelfor miles to indulge at chef Alla Wolf-Tasker’s multi-award-winning restaurantoverlooking a tranquil lagoon. For the past 25 years, she’s built around itssuccess to create a 35-room rural lodge and seductive state-of-the-art spa,complete with treetop hot tubs.

We immerse ourselves in seven courses of the most delicious and directional seasonal flavours with stunning wines and sherries to match

Gourmet credentials – Wolf-Tasker is a champion of local producers and almost everything on her modern Australian menu is grown in the region. The menu changes according to the season, but expect house-made charcuterie,heritage vegetables and fruits, local trout, eel and cheeses, free-range pork and wagyu beef.

Top tipple  Migrate to the veranda and wing your way towards house cocktail the Flying Goose, a quirky mix of vodka and cherry brandy with a secret ingredient.

Highlights

– Runner-up for Best Restaurant in the Smith Awards 2013

– Hand-picked produce and rare-breed meats

– Scintillating tasting menu

Rates from £305.76 per night

To book this hotel visit mrandmrssmith.com

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